Home and Garden

  1. Which Home Updates Tend to Make Back their Money?

    Which Home Updates Tend to Make Back their Money?

    Do you want to revitalize your kitchen and bathroom this year? If you’re planning ...
  2. Who Should Buy 'Rent To Own'

    Who Should Buy 'Rent To Own'

    The monthly payments sound small, but they add up. Here's how "rent to own" works ...
  3. How To Refinance When You Are Self-Employed

    How To Refinance When You Are Self-Employed

    Refinancing is complicated, uncertain, nerve-wracking, time-consuming and expensive ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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. ...
  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. What's the difference between renter's insurance and homeowner's insurance?

    Renters insurance and homeowners insurance offer similar benefits for occupants and homeowners, but in different ways and ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  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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