Home Purchase

  1. Understanding Rent-to-Own Contracts

    They can work for you or against you. Here's how to negotiate a fair one.
  2. Avoiding the 5 Most Common Rent-to-Own Mistakes

    Pitfalls that a prospective tenant-buyer could encounter on the road to purchase ...
  3. Renting vs. Owning: Which is Better for You?

    Despite the conventional wisdom, renting might make more financial sense than you ...
  4. When Are Rent-to-Own Homes a Good Idea?

    Lease now and pay later can work – for a select few.
  5. The Pros and Cons of Owner Financing

    Details on the upside and risks of this type of deal for both the owner and the ...
  6. Avoiding Red Flags with Online Mortgage Lenders

    Using an online mortgage lender can be convenient, but how do you know you can trust ...
  1. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep ...
  2. Real Estate Face-Off: Zillow Vs. Trulia

    Both websites help you find homes for sale, but they organize the information differently. ...
  3. Top Websites For Home Sales

    Online real estate sites can save you time and effort in finding your next home. ...
  1. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  2. How To Buy Your First Home: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

    Find out everything you need to know to tackle this major purchase without fear.
  1. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house?

    Find out how you may be able to use your 401(k) retirement savings to finance the purchase of a house, including the basics ...
  2. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house for my children?

    Find out how you can use your 401(k) savings to fund the purchase of a home for your children, including the basics of standard ...
  3. How is market value determined in the real estate market?

    Learn how fair market value is determined during a real estate appraisal and how market values are really decided by professional ...
  4. What does the American Dream mean to different generations?

    Find out what has caused the American Dream to change radically from the Baby Boom generation to the members of Generation ...
  1. Top Homebuyer Tradeoffs

    What are you willing to sacrifice when you buy a new home?
  2. 5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    These locales offer vacation homeowners scenic views and plenty of amenities. The ...
  3. Financing For First-Time Homebuyers

    Many people considering buying their first home can be overwhelmed by the myriad ...
  4. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome ...
  5. Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

    Searching for a house is a pressure filled task filled with quick decisions which ...
  6. 10 Tips For Getting A Fair Price On A Home

    When you're shopping for a home, it's important to understand how homes are priced ...
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