Real Estate

  1. Certificate Of Title

    A state or municipal-issued document that identifies the owner or owners of personal or real property. A certificate of title ...
  2. Car Maintenance Tips That Help You Save Money

    These routine, preventative actions will help you avoid expensive auto repairs.
  3. Avoid The Monthly Payment Trap

    Low monthly payments are easy on the wallet. However, interest and other fees lurk just below the surface.
  4. The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Joint Tenancy

    This arrangement allows beneficiaries to access your account without having to go to court.
  5. Tips For Getting A Permanent Visa

    Many countries can help you establish a path towards residency. Before you move, read this article first.
  6. A Beginner's Guide To Going Off The Grid

    Here are some tips to supplying your own power, water and electricity.
  7. How To Buy Your Own Private Island

    We look at some people who own private islands, and give you tips for making a massive purchase like this.
  8. Best And Final Offer

    1. In real estate, a prospective buyer's last and highest offer. A best and final offer is typically submitted in response ...
  9. Making A Larger Down Payment Vs. Buying a Cheaper House

    We look at the financial differences between purchasing a cheaper home and making a larger down payment on a more expensive ...
  10. How To Eat Healthy Food And Save Money

    With the organic food market continuing to thrive, we look at ways in which the modern consumer can cut his or her costs ...
  11. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  12. The True Cost Of Growing A Garden

    We look at the cost of setting up a garden, and the additional expenses that come with it.
  13. The Complete Guide To Vacation Properties

    A step by step look at everything you need to know about purchasing vacation properties.
  14. Homeowners, Beware These Scams!

    If you're in a pinch for money, you're the prime target for con artists and thieves.
  15. 3 Things For Couples To Consider Before Buying A House

    Couples have certain advantages over individuals when it comes this purchase. Be sure to look at your future home as an investment. ...
  16. Avoiding Foreclosure Scams

    If you want to save your home, avoid bogus offers and take matters into your own hands.
  17. How To Delay Foreclosure

    While losing a home can be a traumatic event for you and your family, it's best to find ethical means of delaying or avoiding ...
  18. Are LED Lightbulbs Worth The High Cost?

    Congress voted to put the new light bulb legislation on hold, but should that give you reason to put off ditching the incandescents? ...
  19. The Pros And Cons Of Buying Distressed Property

    Real estate bargains abound, but is buying a distressed property more trouble than it's worth?
  20. FHA Money Trouble Causes Concern For Homebuyers

    The FHA says it's operating in the black, but reports say otherwise. If it goes bankrupt, what will the repercussions be? ...
  21. Redefining The American Dream

    Here is a realistic look at the "American Dream," based on your potential instead of an impossible ideal.
  22. Facing Co-Op Bankruptcy

    Co-op investors can often be penalized for other people's actions. Read on to learn about the most common types of co-op ...
  23. In Escrow

    An item such as money or a piece of property that has been transferred to a third party with the intentions of delivery to ...
  24. How To Negotiate A Real Estate Agent's Commission

    If you're looking to save some money when selling your home, negotiating your agent's commission is a good way to do it. ...
  25. Bank-Owned Property

    Properties that are taken into a bank's inventory, after a foreclosure sale. Bank-owned property is aquired by a financial ...
  26. Top 6 Factors For Homebuyers

    As a first time buyer, there is much to consider. Here we have a look at some of the factors that may influence your decision, ...
  27. 5 Worst U.S. Housing Markets

    If you are looking for a house, these tough markets might provide good prices and flexible sellers.
  28. Is Taking Out A HELOC Right For You?

    Assuming you have enough equity to qualify, taking out a HELOC might be a good financial move.
  29. 5 Ways To Avoid Foreclosure

    If you go into default on your mortgage payments, don't worry, there are still ways to save your home.
  30. Fixed Price Purchase Option

    The right, but not the obligation, to buy a leased item at a predetermined price. With a fixed price purchase option, the ...
  31. Absentee Owner

    An individual who owns a piece of real estate but does not live in it. An absentee owner may also be an entity such as a ...
  32. Absentee Landlord

    An individual or entity that rents or leases real estate to another party, but does not reside on the premises. An absentee ...
  33. How To Get A Cheaper Mortgage

    For many people, a home is the most expensive purchase they’ll ever make. Naturally, getting the best rate on a mortgage ...
  34. Buying Foreclosures At A Bargain Price

    Learn how to buy a foreclosed home at a discount.
  35. The Economics Of A Backyard Garden

    Growing your own vegetable garden is a hobby that may keep some money in your wallet ... or not.
  36. 5 U.S. Cities Too Expensive To Buy A House In

    Whether it's the lifestyle or career opportunities, these cities continue to attract people putting pressure on available ...
  37. 7 Unusual Property Ownership Rules

    Unique real estate regulations from around the world.
  38. Accelerated Amortization

    Extra payments made towards paying down a mortgage principal. With accelerated amortization, the loan borrower is allowed ...
  39. Use And Occupancy - U&O

    Refers to a type of permit required by some local governments whenever real property is transferred. Usually U&O regulations ...
  40. An Introduction To Buying A Condominium

    This real estate investment provides unique advantages - and challenges.
  41. 6 Signs It's Time To Buy A House

    Are you ready to buy a home? Find out if it's the right time for you to enter the real estate market.
  42. Equity Participation

    Ownership of shares in a company or property. Equity participation may involve the purchase of shares through options or ...
  43. How To Afford A Second Home

    Saving enough to buy a vacation home involves some unique considerations including a big down payment and more lending hurdles. ...
  44. Recourse Loan

    A type of loan that allows a lender to seek financial damages if the borrower fails to pay the liability, and if the value ...
  45. Bathroom Remodeling On A Budget

    These cheap and simple changes will make your bathroom look like a million bucks.
  46. How To Buy A House In Another City

    Finding an agent, doing your research, feeling out neighborhoods etc.
  47. 3 Most Important Factors In Buying A Home

    Before you enter the real estate market, you need to consider these important factors.
  48. The Lowest Foreclosure Rates In America

    Despite more foreclosures and a high unemployment rate, signs of life are emerging in the U.S. real estate market.
  49. How To Avoid Medical Debt

    Find out what you can do to avoid a financial meltdown when there's a medical emergency.
  50. The $100 Million House: What It Really Costs

    Billionaire Yuri Milner just broke the record for the highest priced sale of a single family home in America - but it's even ...
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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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