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Don’t miss these homeowner benefits in the Inflation Reduction Act

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  With the signing of the historic Inflation Reduction Act, homeowners will receive thousands of dollars in tax incentives to improve their home’s energy efficiency in …

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Investment pro: Housing doesn’t look good, but this ain’t 2008

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  We’re at a point in the economic cycle where depending on your opinion of whether we’re headed for a serious downturn or not, you can …

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Expensive US towns where homes are sitting empty

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  A March LendingTree study found more than 16 million vacant housing units in the U.S. This figure may seem steep but becomes more reasonable when you consider …

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The largest residential home in every state

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  The average size of a newly constructed home in the United States has more than tripled over the last 75 years, from 797 square feet …

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Cities where it’s easy to rent a home with a big dog

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Finding a rental that accepts your kind of pet is no picnic. With rental prices rising by up to 40% and a fur-baby boom of 23 million pandemic pets, Americans …

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Your credit score can save you 6-figures on a mortgage. Here’s how

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  Everyone knows buying a home without a great credit score is more expensive. Everyone knows the worse your credit is, the more expensive loans are. …

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How to find the best mortgage rates in Hawaii as a first-time homebuyer

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  Owning a home in Hawaii is a dream shared by many islanders (and people around the world who hope to be islanders someday). But it …

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Raleigh real estate: ‘If we are in a recession, it’s hard to tell’

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  If Raleigh had a report card showing the strength of its housing market, job prospects, quality of life, educational opportunities, and amenities, it would be …

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The most equity-rich homeowners in America live here

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  Nearly half of U.S. mortgage payers own at least 50 percent equity, according to ATTOM’s Q2 2022 Home Equity & Underwater Report. This means that the balance of …

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Can you afford a home despite rising mortgage rates?

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  Mortgage rates have been going up, up and up in 2022, making homeownership more costly — even if house prices level off. In fact, consumers …

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Considering selling your home to an ‘iBuyer’? Read this first

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  An iBuyer is a tech-based real estate company that uses data analytics and algorithms to value homes and uses a huge war chest of investor funds to …

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The ultimate guide to buying a first home in Texas

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  Everything about Texas is big, including the housing market. The second largest state (behind Alaska) and the second most populous (behind California) has seen enormous …

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Bought a home with undisclosed flaws? Sue the inspector, not the seller

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  Your new home has a septic tank instead of being connected to the sewer. Or, something ominous is lurking underneath your floorboards, like termites, rodents …

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10 expenses that new homebuyers often forget to budget for

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After you purchase a new home, there are many things to budget for, such as moving costs, new furniture, and of course, ongoing expenses such as …

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Inflation could mean your house is underinsured. Here’s why

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  With home construction costs continuing to soar due to issues with the supply chain, labor shortages, and worsening natural disasters, many homeowners could be left underinsured. …

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How much home can you really afford?

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  Both your income and your debt determine how much house you can afford. Mortgage lenders plug these figures into certain calculations and ratios to come …

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This is the #1 long-term risk for real estate investing

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  Real estate investing is a tough business. Stiff competition for deals, complicated legal and financing procedures, and the risks of problem renters have always meant …

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These US metro areas have the most million-dollar homes

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Though home prices have risen significantly over the past two years, paying $1 million or more for a house may still seem excessive to most Americans. …

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The 15 best places to retire in Texas

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Not only does Texas offer fiscal incentives (did someone say “no state income tax”?), affordable housing, and a low cost of living, but it’s also the second …

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This is the fastest-growing state in America

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It’s no secret that people are moving around the United States a lot lately. Ever since the rapid increase in housing prices and the rapid decrease …

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Could a home office actually lower your home value?

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  The working from home revolution that arrived with the pandemic appears to be here to stay  — just as the pandemic itself sometimes appears to …

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You can buy this NYC townhome where Princess Leia once lived for $11.5M

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It’s been a little over five years since the tragic passing of both Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, who died within 24 hours of …

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10 suburbs where home costs are low & home appreciation is high

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  Earlier this year, we found the best cities to invest in real estate in the U.S. by looking for cities where home ownership costs are low and home …

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Data show these are the best US cities for young families

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  As practically anyone who has raised children can attest to, being a new parent is both extremely joyous and extremely challenging. Even though children don’t …

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Why real estate investors & homebuyers think Memphis is pretty rock ‘n’ roll

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Home to three Fortune 500 companies, one King of rock ‘n’ roll, and the largest pork barbecue-cooking competition in the world, Memphis is also coming into …

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You could actually afford to live in these 15 American beach towns

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If you’re looking for a beach town to live in that won’t break the bank, you’re in luck. There are plenty of affordable beach towns in …

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Why homeowners in this state are facing an insurance crisis

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  Florida has generated reams of feverish headlines lately for controversies about the teaching of sex and gender issues in public schools, and whether the Disney …

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At $32.5M asking, this San Diego home could set a new record

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In the hilly, seaside neighborhood of La Jolla in San Diego, a new cliffside mansion has recently hit the market. And it’s holding headlines with its ambitious asking price …

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Take a look inside Bob Hope’s $29M estate

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Billionaire Ron Burkle seems to have changed his mind about his ambitions plans for Bob Hope’s estate in Los Angeles’ Toluca Lake. When the investor / …

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The hottest real estate markets of 2022 (so far)

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  The coronavirus pandemic saw many real estate markets leap upward. Some saw home prices jump over 40% in a single year!   Pick your reason …