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What Is the Tiny House Movement – Plans, Resources, Pros &...

As a rule, Americans like their houses big. The United States Census Bureau reports that in the year 2014, the average size of a new house in...
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How to Get Help with Paying Rent – Assistance Programs &...

According to a 2018 study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, 38% of all American renter households put more than three-tenths of pretax income toward...
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7 Home Improvement & Remodeling Ideas that Increase Home Value (And...

With the real estate market still in a slump, more and more people have decided not to sell their home. Instead, they have chosen...
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How to Break an Apartment Lease Agreement Without Penalty

Breaking my apartment lease wasn't the worst financial decision I ever made, but it was definitely one of the scariest. Why? Because, legally speaking,...
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How to Sell Your House by Owner – Without a Realtor

Do you really need a real estate agent's help to sell your home? Maybe not, according to a 2007 paper by the National Bureau...
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7 Ways to Invest in Real Estate Indirectly Without Holding Title

As a real estate investor and real estate entrepreneur, I’m a great believer in direct real estate ownership. But it’s not for everyone. It’s hard...
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What Is a Home Construction Loan – Process & How to...

Building your own house can be a wonderful and fun experience - but it can also be a long and expensive process. However, most...
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Where Should I Live? 14 Important Factors When Deciding the Best...

Home is where the heart is, but what if your heart doesn't know where it should be? From low crime rates to a great education...
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How to Withdraw from Your 401k or IRA for the Down...

Buying a home can be a big step towards securing your financial future, but saving for the down payment can be very time-consuming. However, if you already...
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Renting vs. Buying a House – How to Make a Decision,...

Given the hefty upfront costs associated with purchasing a home, most young people begin their independent lives renting an apartment. As they build careers, save...
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Top 10 Most Affordable U.S. Cities to Live In

While you've probably fantasized about living in an affordable vacation destination, it might not be in the cards for your family. Moving to a...
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Flipping Houses for Profit – Tips for How to Flip a...

Several years ago, I became friends with a young woman who was just getting started in real estate. She became a real estate agent, learned...