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Urban vs Suburban vs Rural Living – Differences to Consider Where...

The COVID-19 pandemic hit many American cities hard. In fact, many city dwellers are thinking about moving to a less populated area. But is that really the smartest move for your health or finances? Before selling your home, first examine the true cost of living in urban, suburban, and rural areas.
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Why You Should Buy Turnkey Rental Properties for Investment

Buying fixer-upper properties to renovate and rent can be a ton of work. For investors who aren’t looking for a home-run deal and simply want an easy, ongoing stream of rental income, turnkey properties can be a perfect fit. Find out if investing in turnkey properties is right for you.
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16 Home Improvement Projects That Help Reduce Homeownership Costs

The age-old debate over the relative merits of renting or buying a home rages on. In fact, it's doubtful that a definitive settlement is on the...
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How to Refinance Your Home Mortgage – Step-by-Step Guide

Deciding to refinance your mortgage is only the beginning of the process. You’re far more likely to get a good deal when you understand what a mortgage refinance entails. From decision to closing, mortgage refinancing applicants pass through these four key stages.
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How Much Rent Can I Afford? – Calculating Monthly Rent Payments

If you're looking for an apartment for rent, you need to first figure out how much rent you can afford per month. Of course,...
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How to Calculate Debt-to-Income Ratio for a Mortgage or Loan

Just like physical health, financial health turns on a slew of different factors, some more important than others. It's tough for nonexperts to keep...
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How to Appeal the Property Tax Assessment On Your Home

With the housing market having taken a serious hit in the recent past, I am sure you all know that home values have been...
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14 Tiny Home Kits for Sale on Amazon – What to...

You can buy anything on Amazon these days — including buildings. Tiny homes on Amazon cost far less than a traditional home. But is it really a good idea to buy one? We weigh the pros and cons and explore several options perfect for a home office, vacation rental, or even full-time abode.
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First-Time & Repeat Home Buyer Tax Credit – Rules and Limits

If you were one of the millions of people who became a homeowner between 2008 and 2010, whether it was your first time or...
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What Is a FHA Streamline Refinance Loan – Program Guidelines

If you have an existing FHA mortgage, you may qualify for a special type of refinancing product known as an FHA streamline refinance. Though...
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4 Important Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying a House

Without a doubt, spring and summer is the busiest home buying season of the year. And with housing prices still falling in most parts...
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7 Ways to Sell Your Home Without Hosting an Open House

Although open houses might be great fun for curious neighbors and looky-loos, do they offer any value to sellers? Maybe, but there are also better options in our technology-driven day and age. Read about some of your choices and learn the top ways to sell your home without hosting an open house.