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  1. Top 5 Signs Of A Bad Real Estate Agent

    The signs of a bad agent go beyond whether your home sells quickly.
  2. Why Your First Home Shouldn't Be Your Dream Home

    It pays to settle for less, when purchasing your first home.
  3. 6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    Before your next home purchase, make sure to inspect the quality of your neighborhood.
  4. 5 Expensive (And Unexpected) Things That Can Happen To Your Home

    These perils can put a dent in the value of one of your biggest assets. Find out how to prevent them.
  5. For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

    Selling your own home can save you the commissions that a real estate agent would charge, but are the savings worth it? Discover ...
  6. Mortgage Basics

    If you are going to buy a home, the chances are good that you will need a mortgage. Find out more about this type of debt ...
  7. Housing Cooperatives: A Unique Type Of Home Ownership

    Co-ops are often less expensive than apartments and provide some unique benefits and drawbacks for owners.
  8. Homebuyer Tradeoffs: What Will You Have To Sacrifice?

    It's rarely possible to find a completely perfect home for your needs, tastes and budget, but it's OK to make tradeoffs. ...
  9. 6 Neighborhood Red Flags

    These six items should be considered when choosing a new home.
  10. Applying For An FHA 203(k) Loan

    If you have the time and energy, the 203(k) loan is often the only way to finance a property needing significant repairs. ...
  11. Top 5 Home Renos For Your Money

    Home renovations are an affordable way of changing your scenery without selling your house - but which ones give you the ...
  12. Green Energy: Why We're Still Not Using It

    The reason we are still dependent on fossil fuels for energy is about as old as the fossils themselves. Read on to find out ...
  13. 5 Simple Tips For Minimalism

    Minimalism is becoming more popular, following a decade of excess and consuming, with America feeling an urge to get back ...
  14. 7 Must-Have Real Estate Contract Conditions

    It's a good idea to educate yourself on the not-so-obvious parts of a real estate contract.
  15. An Introduction To The FHA 203(k) Loan

    If you're looking at a fixer-upper, the Federal Housing Administration rehab loan may be the mortgage for you.
  16. 6 Ways To Come Up With A Down Payment On A Home

    The requirements for making a down payment on a home have changed, but don't worry - there are still plenty of ways to build ...
  17. Why You Absolutely Need An Emergency Fund

    What is an emergency fund, and why is it often the first component of sound financial planning?
  18. 5 Car Repairs You Should Do Yourself

    An axle or a shock may take special tools, but changing your own oil can be done from home, and save you big money in the ...
  19. 4 Types Of Home Renovation: Which Ones Boost Value?

    You think your updated house looks great, but potential buyers may not feel the same way.
  20. Forget A House - Buy An Island

    While most of us would assume island ownership to be something completely unattainable, a little research reveals that it ...
  21. 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy A House Right Now

    Everyone keeps saying now is the time to buy. Here's why you shouldn't.
  22. Buying A Home: New Or Previously Owned?

    Brand-new homes have distinct advantages - and drawbacks. Find out what you need to know to make an informed decision.
  23. All-Time Low Mortgage Rates: Time To Refinance?

    Interest rates keep dipping lower and lower. Find out what it takes to tip the scales toward a refinance.
  24. 4 Alternatives To A Traditional Mortgage

    If you can't qualify for or don't want a traditional mortgage, one of these options might be right for you.
  25. 10 Worst First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes

    These errors could wind up costing you more than the coveted key to your first home.
  26. Cities Where Home Prices Continue To Fall

    S&P/Case-Shiller's most recent home price index bears more bad news for some cities.
  27. 5 Reasons To Buy A New Car

    Even the most frugal drivers have a tipping point. Is it time for a new car?
  28. 10 Steps To Buying A Car (Without Getting Taken For A Ride)

    Ready to buy a new or gently used car? Before you get dazzled by the balloons and the new car smell, follow these ten steps ...
  29. Will Your Home Remodel Pay Off?

    Some renovations will mean a bigger sale price on your home, while others will just cost you.
  30. Decoding Car Deals: What's The Real Deal?

    Don't get taken for a ride when you go to purchase your next car.
  31. 10 Home Repairs That Will Save You Money

    Have you been avoiding your home repairs? Think again - these 10 low-cost repairs can save you big money.
  32. Buy Your Next Home From Uncle Sam

    As a result of rising foreclosures, some Americans will buy their next home from the U.S. government.
  33. Discontinued Car Brands - To Buy or Not To Buy?

    The prices on these models have dropped, but that doesn't always mean they're a good deal.
  34. The Most Expensive Home Insurance Perils

    Floods, hurricanes, mold, earthquakes - the threats to your home are numerous.
  35. Top 5 Money-Saving Tips For Your Car

    Find out how you can keep your car running longer for less.
  36. The Workaholic's Retirement Plan

    If you're still punching the clock after 30 years, what kind of retirement plan should you have?
  37. Flipping Houses: Is It Better Than Buy and Hold?

    Real estate investors can flip a property or use it for cash flow. Find out which will work in your neck of the woods.
  38. 5 Dead Auto Brands And Why They Died

    These auto brands had their run, and have been sent off to rust.
  39. GM Going Public?

    After emerging from bankruptcy six weeks after declaring, GM may be poised for a new IPO.
  40. Credit Card Rental Car Insurance How To

    Most people know about this coverage perk, but few have any idea about how to cash in. Find out here.
  41. 7 Ways To Save On Home Remodeling

    More homeowners are remodeling their homes instead of moving, but remodeling jobs can quickly become expensive nightmares. ...
  42. 6 New Hurdles For Home Financing

    There are many challenges to financing a home. Find out which ones are especially problematic right now.
  43. 5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent

    Doing the work yourself can save money, but it could end up being more costly than a realtor’s commission in the long run. ...
  44. Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

    Before tapping your home equity, find out what can go wrong.
  45. 7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

    Just moved into a new home? Check out these 7 tips that every new homeowner should know
  46. Real Estate Boom Phrases That Went Bust

    These glib statements were all the rage during the real estate boom, but few real estate experts would dare to utter them ...
  47. Is Now The Time To Buy Or Rent?

    While you can snag serious deals in this current economy, it doesn’t mean that buying a home is the best choice for you right ...
  48. The Cheapest Canadian Cities To Buy A House

    Canada's housing market didn't suffer like its struggling neighbors to the south, but there are still great deals to be had. ...
  49. Stage Your Home Like a Pro For Free

    Find out ways you can stage your home to appeal to more buyers, so your home will stand out from the competition.
  50. Why You Don't Need A Real Estate Agent

    While there are times when a real estate agent earns the commission, there are other times when you can do it yourself.
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    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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