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  1. Stop Smoking If You Want To Sell Your House

    Homebuyers, whether first-time or repeat buyers, shop with their senses. The No. 1 turnoff for prospective homebuyers is ...
  2. Explain the logic behind government loans, how they work, why are they so big in the U.S and how they have an influence in the economy of the U.S and potentially abroad

    An Introduction to Government Loans

    Government loans further policymakers' efforts to create positive social outcomes by offering timely access to capital for ...
  3. A full explanation of how rent to own works, when is it a good idea or suitable for somebody looking to buy a home.

    Rent-To-Own Homes: How The Process Works

    Here's what to watch for when negotiating a contract for a rent-to-own home – and who is a good candidate for this option.
  4. A brief clear explanation of how rent to own works and what are the most typical assets in this purchasing strategy (homes, cars, furniture, etc)

    Who Should Buy 'Rent To Own'

    The monthly payments sound small, but they add up. Here's how "rent to own" works and who might benefit from it. Or not.
  5. Strategies, ways and/or places to find rent to own homes. What you should take into consideration when trying to find them and what you should be aware of.

    Finding Rent-To-Own Homes

    Rent to own can be a route to owning your own home. But searching can be costly and complicated, and leases may have pitfalls. ...
  6. What are the requirements to apply for a reverse mortgage loan?

    For homeowners of a certain age who wish to stay in their homes but are finding it costly, a reverse mortgage could be the ...
  7. What’s the difference between a mortgage lender and a mortgage servicer?

    Buying a home is an exciting and confusing process. Once the loan is secured, it's important to know who gets the payment: ...
  8. What are the different types of reverse mortgages?

    Discover the three different types of reverse mortgages available to homeowners aged 62 and older and the key similarities ...
  9. What is an FHA streamline loan?

    Refinance your high interest rate mortgage with an FHA streamline; the process is quick and easy and can work for most existing ...
  10. What real estate documents need to be recorded?

    Learn how recording documents on real estate transactions, such as deeds, mortgages, easements and taxes, help ensure proper ...
  11. How can I make equity investments in real estate?

    Invest in real estate equity through buying and selling real property or through other more liquid investments like real ...
  12. Rental Property: Getting Rich Means Taking It Slowly

    I have two second cousins who serve in the military. We don't always talk much, though. The age gap can be a roadblock and ...
  13. When To Drop Collision -- And Risk It All

    Thinking about dropping the collision coverage on your trusty but aging jalopy? You're most likely to do so after the car's ...
  14. The Pros And Cons Of Refinancing A Mortgage Loan

    Current refinance rates are at all-time lows; as such, refinancing a mortgage is more attractive than ever before.
  15. How To Refinance When You Are Self-Employed

    Refinancing is complicated, uncertain, nerve-wracking, time-consuming and expensive - here are tips on how to do it when ...
  16. Considering a Fannie Mae mortgage loan? Here's what you should know, from size limits and rates, to required documents.

    What You Need To Know About Fannie Mae Mortgages

    Considering a Fannie Mae mortgage loan? Here's what you should know, from size limits and rates, to required documents.
  17. Top Homebuyer Tradeoffs

    What are you willing to sacrifice when you buy a new home?
  18. How To Avoid Buying A "Lemon" Product

    A lack of information can lead people into bad purchases and bad investments. Find out how you can avoid these lemons.
  19. Most people should only consider mortgage protection life insurance as a last resort.

    Why You Don’t Need Mortgage Protection Life Insurance

    Mortgage protection life insurance sounds great in concept - a guarantee that your mortgage will be paid off if you die unexpectedly. ...
  20. Insurance Tips For Homeowners

    Use these simple ideas to save money and get better coverage for your house.
  21. While the upcoming retirement of Fannie Mae’s HomePath program is sad news for those wanting a foreclosed home, check out programs at FHA and Freddie Mac.

    Financing Options For Buyers Of Foreclosed Homes

    While the upcoming retirement of Fannie Mae’s HomePath program is sad news for those wanting a foreclosed home, check out ...
  22. 18 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Boost Home Value

    These home upgrades can be achieved for surprisingly little money.
  23. 4 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    It starts with knowing your choices as well as your price range. We show you how to get there.
  24. Understanding Your Insurance Contract

    Learn how to read one of the most important documents you own.
  25. I am a first-time home buyer. If I take a distribution from my 401(k) to purchase ...

    As you may already know, you must meet certain requirements, outlined in the 401(k) plan document, to be considered eligible ...
  26. Protecting Your Financial Documents From Disaster

    Organizing and updating your records regularly can save you a lot of grief in a time of crisis.
  27. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement Plan

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how an income property can help you make up ...
  28. Done right, downsizing can still be a good idea.

    Avoid The Downsides Of Downsizing In Retirement

    Done right, downsizing can still be a good idea. You can have more money, simplify your life, and reduce home-maintenance ...
  29. 5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    These locales offer vacation homeowners scenic views and plenty of amenities. The home prices can't be beat either.
  30. The Beginner's Guide To Homeowners' Insurance

    Discover everything new homeowners need to know before they sign on the dotted line.
  31. Financing Basics For First-Time Homebuyers

    If you're looking to get your first mortgage, there are many financing options available.
  32. Save Money The Scottish Way

    Take a trip through history to learn from some (in)famously frugal Scots.
  33. Renovating, remodeling and maintaining your home can be stressful and daunting.

    How Not To Get Scammed By Contractors

    Home improvement is a $200 billion a year industry. This means a lot of people get into the field that are likely less than ...
  34. 10 Hurdles To Closing On A New Home

    It's the biggest purchase of your life - find out what can go wrong before you even close the deal.
  35. Should You Buy Property On Leased Land?

    Find out what to consider before investing in a leased-land property.
  36. 10 Habits Of Successful Real Estate Investors

    We'll look at ten habits that help real estate investors build a solid real estate portfolio.
  37. 4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    Mortgage payments aren't the only expense. Find what else you'll be on the hook for.
  38. Leveraging Leverage For Bigger Profits

    Leverage is like fire. Find out how to use it to heat up your investing without burning your portfolio.
  39. Preparing Your Finances From Natural Disasters

    Use these easy tips to protect your financial interests from natural disasters.
  40. Top Tips For Successfully Renting Out Your Home

    Renting out your home can be a great way to ride out a real estate slump - if you do it right.
  41. Tips For The Prospective Landlord

    Investing in rental property can generate serious income, but there's more to it than collecting rent.
  42. Is Your Insurance Company Going Belly Up?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  43. Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Alan Greenspan speaks to attendees of a real estate summit hosted by the National Association of Realtors.

    Understanding The National Association Of Realtors

    Not every real estate agent or broker is a realtor. Here's what the difference is and why working with a member of the NAR ...
  44. 5 Ways To Buy A Used Car

    Buying a used car usually takes a little extra effort, but it can save most buyers a considerable amount of money.
  45. New Home Repair Troubleshooting

    Think a new home means no repairs? Think again. Learn about common repair and maintenance items and how to cut your costs. ...
  46. Getting A Grip On The Cost Of Gas

    Feeling overwhelmed by rising oil prices? We offer some tips that will save you money.
  47. How An Insurance Company Determines Your Premiums

    Find out how insurers use credit history to build an insurance score and how it could affect your bottom line.
  48. Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning it.
  49. Whether it's a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, sometimes you can't protect your home. But there are ways to protect your finances.

    Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can ...
  50. The 5% Solution To Financial Freedom

    How can you save the recommended 10% of your income? We'll show you how to get there.
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    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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