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  1. Know the Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

    As with any financial product, there are costs and benefits to reverse mortgages.
  2. The Benefits of a Home Equity Line of Credit

    There are several reasons why having a home equity line of credit can be advantageous.
  3. Cash Out vs. Rate/Term Mortgage Refinancing Loans

    Understanding the pros and cons of each type of mortgage loan.
  4. Including Rental Real Estate in Your Portfolio

    Why you should consider adding rental properties to your retirement investment portfolio.
  5. Saving for Your Kid's College? There's an Alternative

    Real estate can be a non-traditional approach to paying for a child's college education.
  6. How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth

    Here's how credit scores impact mortgage rates and the ability to build wealth, particularly for retirement.
  7. Is a 30-Year Mortgage Really Your Best Option?

    Learn about the pros and cons of a 30-year mortgage and two other less common options.
  8. For Financial Independence, Forget the McMansion

    While financial independence and retirement should be a priority for all Americans, some people are foolishly purchasing ...
  9. Why You Shouldn't Pay Off Your Mortgage

    With today's historically low interest rates, it may make more sense to keep your 30-year mortgage.
  10. Is Owning a Home Right for You?

    Read these answers to common questions asked by homebuyers before you decide to purchase a home.
  11. Should You Buy a House or Rent?

    A number of factors need to be considered to decide if it’s the right time to buy a home.
  12. Want a Weekend Home? Ask These 4 Questions First

    If you're considering buying a weekend home, ask these questions first.
  13. Home Improvement’s $64,000 Question: To Borrow, or Not to Borrow?

    With the surge in home prices, homeowners are gaining more equity. This not only stimulates more people to want to invest ...
  14. Reverse Mortgages: No Longer a Loan of Last Resort

    In the right circumstance, a reverse mortgage can be an effective financial planning tool.
  15. 3 Ways Your Children Can Take Over Your Mortgage

    Different strategies are available to have your children take over your existing mortgage.
  16. Top 25 Cities Where You Can Live Large on Less Than $70k

    Want life to feel more like Easy Street? Head for one of these cities, where you can live like a king (or queen) without ...
  17. The FHA's Minimum Property Standards

    If you're thinking of purchasing a home with an FHA loan, here are some standards that must be met.
  18. Buying a House on a Single Income

    Thanks to low-down-payment programs, buying a house on a single income is possible even if you’re not wealthy. Here’s what ...
  19. Six Gentrifying Neighborhoods in Los Angeles

    If you want to own a home in L.A. that doesn't cost $1million, you might start your search in one of these neighborhoods.
  20. No Down Payment Mortgage: How to Get One

    There are only a few ways to get out of making a down payment, but the requirements are strict.
  21. 4 Risky Moves People Are Making to Buy a Home

    A new study from Owners.com suggests that Americans may be willing to make some risky moves to buy a home in 2017. Here are ...
  22. Mortgage Discrimination: What to Watch For (WFC,BAC,JPM)

    Mortgage discrimination, even via major banks, still exists. How to recognize its signs.
  23. Top 5 Home Renovations for Your Money in 2017

    Planning a home renovation? Take a look at these projects that deliver the best ROI when it's time to sell.
  24. 7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Remodel a Kitchen

    Tackle the priciest parts first – the cabinets and counters – and use our other ideas to slash your costs on a kitchen remodel.
  25. Real Estate Loans Are Part of Your Larger Financial Plan

    It is important to treat mortgage decisions based on an understanding of the benefits and risks.
  26. Buying a House? Here Are 6 Things You Need to Do

    Here are six things you need to do when preparing to purchase a home.
  27. Reverse Mortgage

    A type of mortgage in which a homeowner can borrow money against the value of his or her home. No repayment of the mortgage ...
  28. 7 Budget-Friendly Ways to Remodel a Bathroom

    A complete bathroom remodel can cost $18,500 and up, but you can bring the price down substantially with these DIY ideas ...
  29. Benefits of Living in NJ While Working in NYC

    Living in New Jersey while working in NYC can have its advantages. A look at some of them.
  30. Buying a Foreclosed Home

    Finding and buying foreclosed homes is a lot easier than it used to be. But there's still a lot to navigate.
  31. The 8 Best U.S. Cities for Millennials

    For Millennials who want a tech- and start-up-friendly locale, these urban centers fill the bill, but they may need roommates ...
  32. Luxury Homes in 2017: A Buyer's Market

    Now – while the buyer's market lasts and before interest rates rise again – may be the ideal time to buy a luxury home.
  33. Pros and Cons of Buying a House on a Main Road

    Although you might assume that most people would want to avoid buying a house on a main road, there are actually pros to ...
  34. How Long Should It Take to Save for a Down Payment?

    As housing prices and the cost of living rise, it can take longer to sock away the means to make a big purchase.
  35. The Nation’s Healthiest and Unhealthiest Housing Markets

    Nobody can dispute that the housing market has come back, but the recovery has been uneven. Here are the healthiest and unhealthiest ...
  36. 6 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

    Get a head start in the real estate business by following these six steps.
  37. Top 10 States Where It’s Cheaper to Rent than Own

    Is it cheaper to rent than own? Renting is generally more affordable, and here are the top 10 states in which that is most ...
  38. 15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: A Comparison

    Many buyers default to the 30-year mortgage simply because it's the norm. Before you sign, consider all the arguments for ...
  39. What to Consider When You Finance a Home

    These are the many factors that need to be considered when obtaining financing for a home.
  40. Top 10 Cities for Early Retirees

    If you are looking to take an early retirement, find a place where it's easiest to significantly reduce your cost of living. ...
  41. Who Pays Mortgage Recording Tax in NYC?

    When you buy in New York City, you even have to pay a tax to record your mortgage. Here's how much.
  42. Goldman Sachs's Profitable Punishment for the 2008 Crisis

    Goldman Sachs is doing penance for its role in the 2008 foreclosure crisis, but it's also profiting. Homeowners and taxpayers ...
  43. What Is the True Cost of Owning a Home?

    Buying a home is part of the American dream. But what happens when you add up all the costs associated with buying a home?
  44. 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

    By avoiding these six pitfalls when purchasing a home, you will be in a much better position to make an educated choice before ...
  45. Mortgage Pre-Approval: Understanding the Process

    Understand the mortgage pre-approval process and why getting a pre-approved mortgage is important for would-be homeowners. ...
  46. Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers in 2017

    With three cities in the top 10, Texas is the place for struggling first-time homebuyers.
  47. Best U.S. Cities for Working in Finance Jobs

    What are the best U.S. cities for finance workers to live in? Here’s a list of 15, some of which will most likely surprise ...
  48. World's Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities

    The latest study points out that expensive does not always mean livable and cheap may subject you to other kinds of costs.
  49. What are the Differences Among a Real Estate Agent, a Broker and a Realtor?

    Agents, brokers and realtors are often considered the same. In reality, these real estate positions have different responsibilities ...
  50. 3 Financial Stocks to Buy for the Second Quarter (MCO, DFS)

    Financial stocks consolidated gains in the first quarter and could head higher in coming months, with mid-tier sector plays ...
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    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
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    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
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    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.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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