Category: Home Buying

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Can you really afford to be a homeowner right now?

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  Buying your first home is a milestone that’s often wrought with emotion. You may feel excited, exhilarated and exhausted all at once — and for …

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New US homes come at a new record-high price

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  New single-family homes built and sold in the U.S. are growing increasingly pricey. While in 2002, the average price of such a home was $228,700, …

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How to find the best contractor for your home project

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  You’re ready to make home improvements. When looking for a trustworthy pro, it’s a good idea to get referrals, check references, get bids, and nail …

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The world’s most expensive real estate market

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  Big cities like Hong Kong or San Francisco are well-known for their expensive real estate markets. But there are also a lot of housing markets …

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Are we in another housing market bubble? Will it burst again?

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  The housing market is out of control in many areas of the country, with record-high home prices and record-low inventories. Prices had been steadily increasing since 2012, …

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Just how much home does $1,500 get you across the US?

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  A RentCafe analysis of Yardi Matrix data has revealed the U.S. city where renters get the most space on average for a monthly outlay of $1,500. You …

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Most Americans can’t afford a home in these US cities

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  Rising interest rates have a great impact on affordability of single-family homes. But what types of buyers and investors will face the greatest headwinds? And …

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Here’s the real reason home prices are still so high

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  U.S. home prices have kept on climbing in the pandemic housing boom, leaving many potential buyers wondering how they can afford a place of their own …

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Still trying to buy a home? We may have some good news…

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  Growing Supply The run-up in housing prices over the last two years has been well documented. As large numbers of people stopped renting and bought …

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9 ways to invest $1K or less in real estate

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At the risk of stating the obvious, real estate costs a lot. That makes it expensive to invest in and difficult to diversify among real estate …

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31 things that can go wrong when you build a new home

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Buying an existing home can be a complicated and expensive affair. Buyers can try to reduce their transaction costs by using a discount real estate broker or simplify …

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The secret playbook for making money in real estate

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One of the largest sectors in both the U.S. and world economies, real estate offers countless ways to make money. You can invest in it, of …

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15 hidden homebuying costs that could blow your budget

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Selling a home is one of the most lucrative financial transactions in the average person’s life. What many home sellers don’t realize, especially first-time home sellers, …

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Still looking for a home? Here are 2 options worth checking out

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If you’re looking to buy a condo or townhome, understanding the distinctions may help you home in on the choice that better suits your lifestyle and …

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10 easy ways to make bank when you sell your house

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When it’s time to sell your home, most sellers are looking to get more money but may not know how to go about it. When real …

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Could leaving city life for the country save you money?

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According to the National Association of Realtors, 8.9 million people have relocated since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the reasons for moving are varied …

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Rents are rising fastest in these 20 cities

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After nearly two years of pandemic-deflated rental prices in America’s biggest cities, rent values are back on the rise. In fact, rent costs across the country are now …

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Why Nashville’s real estate market is riding high

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It was a few years ago that Music City, U.S.A. took the title from Vegas for the site of the most bachelorette bashes. Tennessee’s capital has …

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8 awesome alternatives to traditional houses

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Feeling a little “blah” about the idea of a traditional apartment or a suburban house with a white picket fence? You’re not alone. From the rise …

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26 most expensive counties for US homebuyers

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In recent years, the increasing cost of real estate has made it difficult for many locals to afford homes in their communities. MoneyGeek analyzed changes in …

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Don’t forget these hidden costs when buying a new home

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For most prospective homeowners, it can seem like all the costs and stresses of house hunting come at the front end: Saving up enough cash for …

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8 steps you need to take before buying a home

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Buying a home is a huge, expensive decision, no matter if you’re a first-time homebuyer or have been buying and selling real estate for decades. Homeownership …

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Looking for home sweet home? You may have more options than you think

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  If someone asked you to describe your “dream home,” what picture would pop into your mind? A single-family home with a big backyard, or a …

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Take a look inside Brooke Shields’ $7.4M LA home

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  The actress parted ways with her secluded L.A. home, a rustic-yet-luxurious five-bedroom that she purchased 25 years ago during her marriage to tennis legend Andre …

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Check out this NYC penthouse owned by Keith Richards, Cher, Russell Simmons & Britney Spears

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This penthouse was home to Cher, Russell Simmons and Keith Richards. It’s now looking for a new owner, but celebrity status isn’t a requirement. Millionaire status …

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Buying a home? You’ll want to buy this, too

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Buying a house, for most of us, is the single largest purchase we’ll ever make — which is exactly why having the right amount of homeowners …

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Here’s why modular homes are having a moment

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Kevin Purvis, a Los Angeles-based real estate investor, was discouraged. Ready to embark on a build-to-rent single family project with an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) in …

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Life-changing real estate investing lessons

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At first I was afraid. I was petrified. That was me at 23, when it came to real estate investing. I was interested in it, and …

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How foreclosures & FBI probes changed single-family real estate investing

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Today, single-family residential real estate is a multi-billion-dollar, national industry. But as recently as a decade ago, almost no one had heard of SFR. The market …

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You may want to raise your homeowner insurance deductible. Here’s why

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Homeowners insurance is not quite as simple as paying each month and then, if something bad happens, the insurance company will automatically cover it all. Generally …