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  1. Inside the $3 million Koenigsegg One:1 'Megacar'

    Investopedia gets inside the Koenigsegg One:1, a 1,360 horsepower "megacar" at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.
  2. GM's 4th Ignition Switch Case Dismissed (GM)

    The sooner GM can put these cases behind it and start building better/safer cars, the quicker it can grow the business and ...
  3. The Best Day and Month to List Your Home

    Want to make a quicker sale? Get your house on the market this spring and pick the perfect day of the week to attract buyers. ...
  4. 5 Ways to Budget Home Remodeling Costs

    A bit of preparation and research on home remodeling can help you avoid unpleasant surprises and anticipate the real costs ...
  5. What Happens If You Lie on a Car Insurance Application

    The majority lies to save on premiums – but consequences can be severe for not owning up to things like tickets, accidents ...
  6. Buying a Home: Cash Vs. Mortgage

    If you have the funds, should you buy your home with all cash? Here's how to decide which option – cash or mortgage – makes ...
  7. How to Get the Most out of Your HELOC

    A home equity line of credit allows you to leverage your home for different reasons. Here are three ways to get the most ...
  8. Are Low-Down-Payment Mortgages Better than Paying PMI?

    When you can’t put down at least 20% on a mortgage, you usually have to have private mortgage insurance (PMI). But what about ...
  9. Watch the Fees on Your New Car - They Can Add Up!

    If you’re in the market for a new car, the asking price isn’t the only number you should be negotiating. The fees can cost ...
  10. Toyota Joining the Competition with a New Compact Crossover (TM)

    Learn about the Toyota C-HR, how it was developed from a concept car, its launch at the Geneva Motor Show and how it will ...
  11. Can I borrow from my annuity to put a down payment on a house?

    Learn how you can borrow money from an annuity for a house down payment, but also understand why fees and penalties make ...
  12. Ford's March Auto Sales Miss Target (F, GM)

    With the fleet business rising eight percentage points year over year, Ford's sales -- despite how attractive they may appear ...
  13. The 600hp Super-Luxury SUV

    At the 2016 New York International Auto Show, Investopedia takes a look inside the most luxurious SUV in the world.
  14. BMW i8: The 357 Horsepower Hybrid

    Investopedia tours the only plug-in hybrid on the market with 357 horsepower.
  15. Should You Pay All Cash For Your Next Home?

    If you can afford to buy a home for all cash, is that the best way to invest your money? Here are the pros and cons.
  16. This 1,500hp Hybrid Costs $2 Million

    Investopedia gets inside the Regera, Koenigsegg's $2 million, 1,500 horsepower hybrid 'megacar' at the 2016 New York International ...
  17. Contingency Clauses In Home Purchases Contracts

    Real estate contracts often contain contingency clauses, which are conditions or actions that must be met for a contract ...
  18. Audi Debuts 540hp R8 Spyder for 2017

    Audi introduces the 540hp R8 Spyder, the open-top companion to its current R8 coupe.
  19. 5 Ways to Create a Bidding War This Spring

    Sellers hoping to get multiple bids need more than a great location. It's going to require the right priced home and lots ...
  20. How Technology Is Quickly Disrupting the Insurance Industry

    As the insurance industry struggles to deal with the growing pains of a rapidly evolving tech-driven market, opportunities ...
  21. The Best Way to Help Your Parents Buy a Home

    If your are thinking of assisting your folks with a home purchase, be sure you understand the financial consequences before ...
  22. Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    Property taxes are a primary source of revenue for governments, and they’re a big expense for homeowners. They can vary widely ...
  23. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  24. Should You Buy A House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities. ...
  25. Neverending Lawsuits Line up in VW Emissions Case (VLKAY)

    The EPA is seeking billions in fines from VW for breaking emissions standards. Now, institutional investors are lining up ...
  26. Is An FHA Mortgage Still A Bargain?

    Borrowers initially flocked to FHA loans due to their low down payments and accessibility for people with low credit scores. ...
  27. How Real Estate Agents Get Paid

    Most real estate agents are paid a percentage of the property’s selling price, which is called a commission.
  28. 5 Effective Home Gardening Tips to Increase Home Value

    Learn more ways to add value to your home with these gardening tips.
  29. Retiring and Selling Your House? Price It Right

    When selling a home, retirees need to make sure they price it right. List it for too much and it could languish, eating away ...
  30. What to Know When Buying a Foreclosed House

    There is money to be made in foreclosures, but you should know what you’re getting yourself into.
  31. What Homebuyers Should Know Before Buying

    A physical structure depreciates over time, but the land underneath it appreciates.
  32. Choosing Condominium Over Home Ownership

    Think of a condominium as an apartment you own.
  33. First-Time Home Buyer? Avoid These 10 Mistakes

    These 10 mistakes can prove very costly for first-time home buyers.
  34. AutoNation Vs. CarMax: Comparing Under The Hood (AN, KMX)

    Explore the recent financial performance and outlook for AutoNation and CarMax. Learn how they compare on growth, financial ...
  35. Wait on Buying a Pickup (F, GMC)

    Used car prices are dropping everywhere. But if you're in the market for a pickup truck, a good bargain is less of a guarantee ...
  36. What is Costco’s Auto Program? (COST)

    A look at Costco's somewhat unknown Auto Program.
  37. Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

    There are three stages to buying a house.
  38. What You Should Know About Home Appraisals

    The home appraisal is a key part of any loan-closing checklist. It’s an unbiased professional opinion of a home’s value.
  39. Five Things To Know About Quitclaim Deeds

    General warranty deeds provide the buyer with the most protection; quitclaim deeds provide the least.
  40. Is Ford's Emoji Marketing Method Successful? (F)

    Learn how Ford used emoji-based marketing to promote its 2015 Focus model, and find out about the performance of the campaign ...
  41. Tax Breaks For Second-Home Owners

    The tax rules on a second home vary, depending on how the property is used.
  42. What You Should Know About Home Sale Contingencies

    A home sale contingency protects buyers who want to sell one home before purchasing another.
  43. 7 Things To Know About FHA Home Loans

    Federally qualified lenders issue FHA loans, and the Federal Housing Administration insures them.
  44. 6 Questions For Your Realtor

    A good real estate agent can guide you through every step of buying or selling a home. These questions can help you find ...
  45. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house?

    Yes, in some cases you are able to take a limited amount of funds from your 401(k) to purchase a house. Your Roth IRA and/or ...
  46. The Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

    The receipts you cram into your wallet could be replaced with cash come tax season.
  47. Car Insurance Rates Too High? Check the Record

    Your driving history is clean as a whistle yet your premium has shot up. Here’s how to find out why – and what you can do ...
  48. HUD vs. FHA Loans: What’s the Difference?

    Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably to refer to "government loans" for would-be home buyers. But here's the distinction.
  49. 5 Ways an Open House Can Actually Hurt Your Home Sale

    Open houses have long been a way to get exposure for a home that's up for sale. But it turns out it may be more trouble than ...
  50. Leverage: Increasing Your Real Estate Net Worth

    Leverage is the use of financial instruments or borrowed capital to increase an investment’s potential return.
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