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My Friend’s Experience With Buying A House During The Housing Bust

Recently, I asked my friend who recently bought a house just outside of Atlanta, to share her experience with buying a house as a...
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5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score After a Foreclosure

Foreclosure rates more than quadrupled from 2005 to 2010 as the subprime mortgage crisis affected every neighborhood, suburb, and urban area in America. In...
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10 Best Real Estate Markets to Invest In Now – Hardest...

It's well known that some cities weather tough economic times better than others (Hello, Detroit? Are you still standing?). A recent Standard and Poor survey...
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11 Tips to Find the Best Neighborhood to Live In

I'm no stranger to moving. My wife and I have moved four times in five years, all due to her educational track (and eventual...
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8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Build Your Own...

Back in 2005, on a whim, my husband and I decided to look at home contractors - and thus began the 18-month process of...
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Do I Need Flood Insurance? – What It Covers & Policy...

I grew up in a rugged, semi-rural area. My childhood home sat on a hillside above a narrow but energetic river. From our front...
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How to Make an Offer on a House – Tips &...

Looking at homes is an exhilarating experience for many. It's fun to walk through each house, whether at an open house or private showing, and imagine...
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10 Best U.S. Cities to Live In Without a Car –...

According to the 2015 edition of AAA's Your Driving Costs, the average annual cost to own and operate a vehicle in the U.S. is...
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Beware of the Mortgage Prepayment Penalty

Applying for a mortgage can be tricky. There are many things to consider, including something known as a prepayment penalty. A loan with a...
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What Is a Balloon Payment Mortgage?

Mortgages come in many different varieties and if your situation is unusual, you may be best served by an unusual type of mortgage. One of...
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Help with Landlord Tenant Security Deposits – Laws for Refunds &...

Ah, the joys of moving to a new rental apartment or house! Not only do you have to get packed up and move, but...
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How to Find a Great Real Estate Agent (Realtor) You Can...

Would you consider hiring a home improvement contractor without first checking references and analyzing their portfolio of past work? Probably not. Most people do...