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  1. The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement ...

    The Income Property: Your Late-In-Life Retirement ...

    You're nearing retirement age and you don't have the nest egg you need. Here's how ...
  2. How Not To Get Scammed By Contractors

    How Not To Get Scammed By Contractors

    Home improvement is a $200 billion a year industry. This means a lot of people get ...
  3. 4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    4 Overlooked Homeownership Costs

    Mortgage payments aren't the only expense. Find what else you'll be on the hook for. ...
  4. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not ...
  5. Make Money Fast From The New 'Sharing Economy'

    Make Money Fast From The New 'Sharing Economy'

    The sharing economy has introduced a whole new way to earn a few extra dollars each ...
  6. Moving Up: Dream House Or Money Pit?

    Moving Up: Dream House Or Money Pit?

    If you are upgrading your home, here are some things you'll need to know so you don't ...
  1. Housing Finally Bottoms

    Housing Finally Bottoms

    Zillow says national home prices increased in the second quarter year-over-year for ...
  1. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  2. The Complete Guide To Vacation Properties

    The Complete Guide To Vacation Properties

    A step by step look at everything you need to know about purchasing vacation properties. ...
  3. The Complete Guide To Real Estate Renting

    The Complete Guide To Real Estate Renting

    Everything you need to know about renting property.
  1. How does my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio affect my ability to get a mortgage?

    Find out how much your debt-to-income ratio affects your ability to get a good mortgage rate when buying a home.
  2. Can I buy a house directly from Fannie Mae (FNMA)?

    Yes; you can buy homes directly from Fannie Mae. Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association, or FNMA) is a government-sponsored ...
  3. On average, what can I expect my private mortgage insurance (PMI) rate to be?

    Learn the several factors that come into play when insurance companies determine the private mortgage insurance rate for ...
  4. Why do I need to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI)?

    The extra interest payments caused by private mortgage insurance may seem excessive, but there's a good reason lenders need ...
  1. 18 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Boost Home Value

    18 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Boost Home Value

    These home upgrades can be achieved for surprisingly little money.
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