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Spot Coming Neighborhood

How to Spot an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood Before It’s Popular

Here's the situation: You want to live downtown, but all the neighborhoods you've looked at are way out your price range. Wouldn't it be cool...
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What to Do If You Fall Behind on Your Mortgage Payments

It’s all too easy to feel alone and ashamed when you fall behind on your mortgage. But what options are available? Before making any rash decisions, take the time to explore all options on the table — because you have more support services available to you than you realize.
Housing Market Hit Rock Bottom

Has The Housing Market Hit Rock Bottom?

This is a subject that can lead to some spirited debate. Some experts say that the market is still dropping, and others say that...
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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...
401k Ira Withdrawal

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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How to Start A Family While Saving To Buy A House

A Money Crasher reader and personal friend of mine asked me a question about how her and her husband should plan to start a...
Small House Living

Living in a Small House – Benefits & Challenges

Drive around many new neighborhoods, and you often see the same thing: street after street of behemoth homes, most that look like they came off an...
Renters Insurance Myths

6 Myths About Renters Insurance – Why You Need It

Many folks prefer to rent instead of own property, as there's less responsibility and expense when the unexpected happens. If you happen to be...
Questions Ask Before Building Own House

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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7 Ways to Save Money When Building a New House

When my husband and I moved back to Texas almost two years ago, the plan was to build a separate home on a shared...
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Radon in Your Home – Symptoms, Mitigation Systems & Cost

Radioactive gas seeping through porous building foundations and threatening residents' health sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but it's something that homeowners in...
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12 Tips for Being a Great Tenant That Landlords Love for...

It's all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking of your landlord as an adversary, someone whose interests clash with your own....