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  1. Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    Housing Numbers: Northeast Drags Down the Nation

    The most recent report suggests that a rebound just isn't in the cards, especially in the Midwest and Northeast regions. ...
  2. 10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    10 Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The receipts you cram into your wallet could be replaced with cash come tax season.
  3. Home Improvements: Does It Pay To Go Green?

    Home Improvements: Does It Pay To Go Green?

    Going green doesn't have to damage your finances. These tips can help you save your bank account and the environment.
  4. Sell Your Rental Property For A Profit

    Sell Your Rental Property For A Profit

    Being a landlord can be taxing, especially when you want to sell. Find out how to reduce your burden.
  5. 5 Cities Where Homes Aren't Selling

    5 Cities Where Homes Aren't Selling

    These five major metropolitan areas have property values that have declined the most.
  6. The 2010 Real Estate Outlook

    The 2010 Real Estate Outlook

    The real estate market is still struggling, but that doesn't leave everyone out in the cold.
  7. It's A HAMP Shame: Feds Seek To Share The Mortgage Blame

    It's A HAMP Shame: Feds Seek To Share The Mortgage Blame

    Has the Home Affordable Modification Program failed completely?
  8. Reduce Interest With An All-In-One Mortgage

    Reduce Interest With An All-In-One Mortgage

    "Offset" mortgages combine a checking account, home-equity loan and mortgage into one account.
  9. Green Mortgages Save Money And The Environment

    Green Mortgages Save Money And The Environment

    This emerging type of loan is not just for treehuggers. It rewards you for eco-friendly housing, in the form of cold, hard, ...
  10. Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    Things To Know About The Home Modification Plan

    This program allows FHA borrowers to reduce monthly mortgage payments through negotiation with lenders.
  11. Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Home-Equity Loans: The Costs

    Learn the factors to consider when comparing the different programs offered by various lenders.
  12. Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

    Is A Reverse Mortgage Right For You?

    Home equity can be a viable financing alternative, but it depends on how you spend the funds.
  13. What Real Estate Agents Don't Want You To Know

    What Real Estate Agents Don't Want You To Know

    While they can be instrumental in helping you buy or sell a home, real estate agents may ulterior motives.
  14. A Homeowner's Guide To Online Real Estate

    A Homeowner's Guide To Online Real Estate

    Buying or selling a house online has its ups and downs. Be educated before you get in over your head.
  15. 8 Easy Ways To Slash Your Holiday Budget

    8 Easy Ways To Slash Your Holiday Budget

    Have a happy holiday without the financial regret. These tips will show you how.
  16. 7 Ways To Improve Your Home's Sell-ability

    7 Ways To Improve Your Home's Sell-ability

    Even in a down market, there are some quick and easy ways to improve the chances of selling your house.
  17. Do You Need A Real Estate Agent?

    Do You Need A Real Estate Agent?

    There's no guarantee that realtors will act in your best interest, but it may be worth hiring one anyway.
  18. How do I know if I should refinance my mortgage?

    How do I know if I should refinance my mortgage?

    The typical rule of thumb is that if you can reduce your current interest rate by 0.75-1% or higher then it might make sense ...
  19. 6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    6 Tips For Protecting Your Home's Value

    New taxes, property values, appraisals, community changes and nearby abandoned foreclosures can all lower your home's value. ...
  20. Home Renovations That Don't Pay

    Home Renovations That Don't Pay

    Find out which home improvements fail to entice buyers and increase your home's value.
  21. 10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    10 Ways To Increase The Value Of Your Home

    Know what you're in for before jumping into the home remodeling game.
  22. Is there more to insurance policies than price?

    Is there more to insurance policies than price?

    Yes, policyholders should also take a serious look at the financial stability of their current insurance company especially ...
  23. Top 6 Scariest Neighborhoods For Homebuyers

    Top 6 Scariest Neighborhoods For Homebuyers

    If you're looking for a spooky spot this Halloween, these communities boast the most horrifying foreclosure rates in the ...
  24. 4 Home Upgrades That Don't Pay

    4 Home Upgrades That Don't Pay

    We look at four housing upgrades that aren't worth your time or money.
  25. Cheap Home Renovations That Pay Off

    Cheap Home Renovations That Pay Off

    If you only have $1,000 to spend, what can you do that will get you the most bang for your buck?
  26. 50 Years Of Consumer Spending

    50 Years Of Consumer Spending

    Financially, decade has it MUCH worse than our parents and grandparents did, right? You may be surprised.
  27. Conquering The Terms Of Your Mortgage

    Conquering The Terms Of Your Mortgage

    Buyers with big down payments should get the best mortgage terms. Unfortunately, the equation isn't that simple.
  28. 4 Signs Your Home Is Overpriced

    4 Signs Your Home Is Overpriced

    In order to sell your home, you have to know when it's time to lower the price.
  29. 4 Retirement Reality Checks

    4 Retirement Reality Checks

    If you hope to enjoy a comfortable retirement, it's time to get real. Here are four cold, hard truths every soon-to-be retiree ...
  30. Reduce Your Carbon Tire Print

    Reduce Your Carbon Tire Print

    Find out whether you should buy new, buy used or just make your machine a bit more green.
  31. Save Money By Winterizing Your Home

    Save Money By Winterizing Your Home

    Keep your winter energy bills from overheating this year.
  32. Avoid Capital Gains Tax On Your Home Sale

    Avoid Capital Gains Tax On Your Home Sale

    If you have property to sell and want to avoid capital gains tax, a Section 1031 exchange may be the answer.
  33. Fiscally Challenged? Wise Up To Financial Fraud

    Fiscally Challenged? Wise Up To Financial Fraud

    Desperation often compels people to believe otherwise incredible claims from fraudsters.
  34. The New Mortgage Business: More Than Just Loans

    The New Mortgage Business: More Than Just Loans

    Many mortgage brokers adapted to the post-subprime environment by becoming loan modification specialists.
  35. Equity Stripping Leaves Creditors Empty-Handed

    Equity Stripping Leaves Creditors Empty-Handed

    Add additional debt to your real estate assets to keep the creditors at bay.
  36. 11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make

    11 Mistakes Inexperienced Landlords Make

    Avoid these pitfalls if you considering purchasing a rental property.
  37. Extreme Commuting: Is It For You?

    Extreme Commuting: Is It For You?

    Americans are spending more time behind the wheel - find out what's driving this trend.
  38. What changes might I need to make to my insurance?

    What changes might I need to make to my insurance?

    The number one thing to remember about insurance is that, just like everything else, it changes over time. The top-of-the-line ...
  39. Get Smart With Your Current Car

    Get Smart With Your Current Car

    If a new car isn't in your budget, here are some tips to make your current car more fuel efficient.
  40. Understanding The Mortgage Payment Structure

    Understanding The Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  41. The Truth About The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    The Truth About The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

    The $8,000 tax credit might be the push you need to buy your first house, but there are some things you need to know first. ...
  42. 10 Tips For Buying A Car Online

    10 Tips For Buying A Car Online

    GM's announcement to sell cars online via eBay has many consumers curious - find out how to purchase online successfully. ...
  43. 3 New Threats For Would-Be Homeowners

    3 New Threats For Would-Be Homeowners

    While depressed real estate prices have created bargains for buyers, these lower prices come at a cost.
  44. Is it possible to short sell real estate?

    Is it possible to short sell real estate?

    The traditional idea of a short sale is selling something you don't have so that you can buy it back at a lower price. The ...
  45. Is It Worth Going Green?

    Is It Worth Going Green?

    Going green might make you feel good about your purchases, but it probably won't help your finances.
  46. Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

    Top 5 Must-Haves For Flipping Houses

    Not everyone can make money in this field. Find out what you need before you buy in.
  47. On This Day In Finance: July 23 -  Ford Delivers First Model A

    On This Day In Finance: July 23 - Ford Delivers First Model A

    The first car produced by the Ford Motor company was the original Model A that came out in 1903.
  48. Top 4 Things That Determine A Home's Value

    Top 4 Things That Determine A Home's Value

    Your house depreciates over time, while the land beneath it is likely to do the opposite.
  49. 3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    3 Things To Get In Order Before You Die

    In the aftermath of the Jackson death, it has become evident that you need to make your wishes known.
  50. How To Buy Your First Home: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

    How To Buy Your First Home: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

    Find out everything you need to know to tackle this major purchase without fear.
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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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