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  1. The Complete Guide to Becoming a Landlord

    Being a landlord can be a fulfilling and financially rewarding experience. However, the decision to become a landlord should ...
  2. Why Do Most of My Mortgage Payments Start Out as Interest?

    Fear not: Over the life of the mortgage, the portions of interest to principal will change.
  3. Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  4. Shopping for Mortgage Rates

    A step-by-step guide to finding and locking in the best rate for a mortgage.
  5. Don’t Let Student Loans Keep Clients from Buying a Home

    Millennial clients who are paying off student loans shouldn't be discouraged from buying a home.
  6. Mortgages: How Much Can You Afford?

    The answer involvoes number-crunching as well as factoring in other considerations and expenses.
  7. Comparison of a 30-Year vs. a 15-Year Mortgage

    Most financing-seeking homebuyers make a mortgage decision based on the monthly payments. But what about these other points?
  8. Buying a Home: Cash Vs. Mortgage

    If you have the funds, should you buy your home with all cash? Here's how to decide which option – cash or mortgage – makes ...
  9. Lewis Ranieri

    Lewis Ranieri is a former bond trader and former vice chairman of Salomon Brothers who is credited with introducing securitization ...
  10. Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved – What's The Difference?

    These terms may sound the same, but they mean very different things for homebuyers. Read more to learn the difference between ...
  11. The Greatest Market Crashes

    From a tulip craze to a dotcom bubble, read the cautionary tales of the stock market's greatest disasters.
  12. Should You Buy or Build a Home?

    You're ready for a new house. Should you buy it or build it? Here's how to think through the pros and cons, whether it's ...
  13. An Introduction to Buying a Condominium

    This real estate investment provides unique advantages - and challenges.
  14. The Truth About Real Estate Prices

    Historical housing price data suggests ongoing increases in housing prices, but these numbers don't tell the whole truth. ...
  15. 8 Tips For Recession House Hunters

    Follow these eight tips to get a leg up on rival bargain hunters.
  16. Explaining Rising Interest Rates and Real Estate to Clients

    Rising interest rates impact every aspect of buying a home, but your clients shouldn't fear them.
  17. 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. ...
  18. Were Collateralized Debt Obligations (CDO) Responsible for the 2008 Financial Crisis?

    Collateralized debt obligations are exotic financial instruments that can be difficult to understand, Learn the role they ...
  19. The 5 Factors Of A 'Good' Location

    “Location, location, location” is a common mantra in real estate. And it’s good advice.
  20. 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 spend more money than you need to. ...
  21. Where Millennials Are Buying Homes

    Millennials, who account for just a fraction of the value of U.S. housing, are starting to buy homes in selected cities. ...
  22. Best Time to Buy a House? NOW

    If you're looking to buy your first home, fall is the season when inventories are at their peak. The best time to buy a house ...
  23. Getting Divorced? Here's the Financial Info You Need

    Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Rose Swanger discusses the necessary steps for making divorce a little less (financially) ...
  24. 10 Steps for First-Time Homebuyers

    Use these 10 steps to prepare yourself before buying your first home.
  25. Top U.S. Housing Market Indicators

    A quick overview of the top economic indicators to track the housing market in the U.S.
  26. 4 Ways To Cut Your Living Expenses

    Living expenses can add up if you're not careful. Here's how to save on everyday living expenses.
  27. Moving to the Burbs? Keep the City Condo As Rental

    Considering selling your condo after moving to the suburbs? Run the numbers on renting it first.
  28. Breaking Down the Actual Cost of a Home Renovation

    Everyone hungers for home renovation, but how much do various projects actually cost? Here's a breakdown.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. The Ultimate Unclaimed Property Resource List

    This list will help find unclaimed assets of a deceased family member to which you may be entitled.
  32. Earnest Money

    A deposit made to a seller showing the buyer's good faith in a transaction. Often used in real estate transactions, earnest ...
  33. Timeshares: Dream Vacation or Money Pit?

    This popular real estate product has its advantages, but don't expect to make a profit.
  34. Continue to Rent or Time to Buy a Home?

    Deciding to buy versus rent needs to fit your short, mid and long-term financial plans.
  35. Measuring the Cost of Mortgage Insurance

    Before deciding to put down less than 20% on a home, you should factor in the cost of PMI.
  36. Holding Titles On Real Property

    Find out how best to claim and convey ownership on your assets.
  37. 15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: A Comparison

    While paying off your mortgage in 15 years rather than 30 may seem like a good idea, there are advantages to the longer-term ...
  38. Conventional Mortgages and Loans

    A conventional mortgage is any type of homebuyer's load that is not offered or secured by a government entity but rather ...
  39. Pre-Foreclosure

    Pre-foreclosure refers to the state of a property that is in the early stages of being repossessed due to the property owner's ...
  40. 12 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Vacation Home

    Before you purchase a vacation home, ask yourself the following questions.
  41. When is the Right Time to Buy a House?

    Thinking of buying a home? Consider these factors first.
  42. 3 Tips for Buying Your First Home

    Buying your first home can be challenging. Here are three tips to get you started.
  43. Know the Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages

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

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

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

    Why you should consider adding rental properties to your retirement investment portfolio.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. For Financial Independence, Forget the McMansion

    While financial independence and retirement should be a priority for all Americans, some people are foolishly purchasing ...
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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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