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10 Ways to Start Flipping Houses With No Money Down

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Cash is the most significant barrier to entry for most new real estate investors. Even when you borrow 80% of a home’s purchase price, that still …

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The Hartford Halts New Home Policies in California

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Connecticut-based insurer The Hartford announced it will no longer sell new home insurance policies in California, citing the “unique challenges” of the state’s home insurance market. …

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The American Dream Revamped: Younger Generations Prioritize Homeownership Over Marriage, Kids, New Study Finds

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Move over, wedding bells and baby showers — the American dream prioritizes keys to a front door over the rest of the white picket fence life. …

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Mortgage, Financing, & Property Loan: How to Get a Loan for a Rental Property

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One of the significant advantages of investing in real estate is leverage: the ability to buy your assets with other people’s money. The property appreciates even …

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Renters Beware! These Are the Common Craigslists Rental Scams You Should Know About

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In case you weren’t aware, rental fraud is rampant in the housing market. You might be surprised to know that over 60% of renters in the …

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New Year, New Home? Tips for First-Time Buyers in 2024

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We’ve all been guilty of setting ambitious New Year’s resolutions and not seeing them through. But if 2024 is the year you want to tick “become …

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The 10 house noises you shouldn’t ignore

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When I was a child and heard groans or creaks in the night, my mother would reassure me: “That’s just the house settling.” And it’s true …

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Uncovering your home’s past: Find out what has happened inside the place you call home

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Have you ever wondered who else has called your house home? For owners of older homes, it can be fun to peel back the historical layers …

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One of legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s last works is up for grabs

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Here’s a treat for architecture lovers everywhere: a mid-century masterpiece that bears the signature of architect extraordinaire, Frank Lloyd Wright, is now up for grabs in New …

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Take a peek inside ‘Fear of Flying’ author Erica Jong’s stylish Upper East Side apartment

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Marking the 50th anniversary of her groundbreaking book, Fear of Flying, novelist Erica Jong has plenty of things to celebrate. With a lucrative five-decade career in …

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Thinking of selling your home? Now may be the exact right time

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If you’ve been waiting on listing your home, here’s some motivation to get going: we’ve officially entered the prime period to sell. On a national level, …

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These upgrades can help protect your home from climate change

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  In less than a year between 2020 and 2021, Lake Charles, Louisiana, faced two hurricanes, then a severe winter storm, followed by more flooding, all …

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Here’s where heating costs are really soaring

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Even before the outbreak of war in Ukraine and subsequent energy crisis in Europe, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office estimated that 2.6 million people in the country could not …

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The surprising number of Americans who say they’ve lived in a haunted house

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A whole lot of things, according to a new survey from Real Estate Witch — including mold, a leaky roof, and termites. Surprisingly, ghosts barely made the list …

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Your home could be a death trap & you may not even know it

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  Using the word accidental to describe injuries and death gives the impression that they were completely unforeseen and unavoidable. However, most of them are considered …

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How to plan the perfect bathroom remodel

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  A bathroom remodel is one of the most challenging projects you can take on in your home. Bathroom remodel costs range from modest cosmetic updates …

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Yes, you can even vacation like Barbie, if that’s your thing

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“Barbiecore” is a hot trend characterized by vivid pink hues, based on the aesthetic of the iconic Mattel doll that has been an indelible part of …

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Here’s where homes are sitting empty across America

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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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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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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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5 surprising reasons summer may be best for home renovations

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Summer may officially kick off on June 21, but people have been unofficially celebrating since Memorial Day weekend — and with the nicer weather may come …

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The most patriotic cities & towns in America

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As a nation, it’s important to commemorate those who have dedicated their lives to the defense of their fellow citizens. From California to the New York …

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How Biden’s push for new building codes could impact your home

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  In early June, the Biden administration announced a National Initiative to Advance Building Codes to encourage state and local governments to enforce modern building codes when constructing …

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Smart home tech that can actually lower your utility bills

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  As gas prices surge across the country, many Americans are looking for ways to save on energy costs, both in their cars and at home. Over …

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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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Stop buying those ‘magic’ erasers & do this instead

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Do you love Magic Erasers? Of course you do! They scrub even some of the toughest stains away — from your walls, your floors, your countertops. …

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‘Greener’ asphalt alternatives for your driveway: Hemp, shells & solar tiles

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Driveways might not be the most glamorous feature of a home, and many people probably take them for granted — until they crack or otherwise require …

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The most tax friendly states in America

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State and local governments maintain roads, run schools and pay police, and they need to fund public functions and state infrastructure. For most Americans, this additional …

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These 20 cities have the hottest housing markets in 2022

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In 2022, housing markets across the U.S. are still experiencing the unprecedented demand that arose during the early stages of the pandemic nearly two years ago. …

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These states have the most favorable property taxes

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With the rise of remote work possibilities, many Americans may be looking for new homes in their current state or looking to move to a new …