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foreclosure scams

Foreclosure Scams: Don’t Get Your House Stolen

Foreclosure scams can literally rob you of house and home, as well as ruin your…

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black bank

Washington, DC’s Largest, Oldest Black Bank To Host Mortgage Day

Helping to meet the needs of existing and potential homebuyers

People of color continue to get shut out of the housing marketing. Home ownership among…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Home Sharing

National Retirement Security Week: Boost Your Post-Career Income Through Home-Sharing

In honor of National Retirement Security Week, here are a few tips on how to increase your income with home-sharing

Millions of retirees continue to figure out how to live comfortably during their post-career years—a…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Owning

Renting vs. Owning: The Pros And The Cons

Watch this video for an overview of the pros and cons of renting property compared to owning it

Debating whether you should rent or buy property? Here are some tidbits on the pros…

By Selena Hill

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condos

BE LUXURY: What Condos Can $1 Million Buy?

Helpful real estate advice for those looking to invest in a condo

Check out this sneak peek at what $1 million may get you when conducting your…

By T. Bernie

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first home

Don’t Do These 3 Things When Buying Your First Home

Property Virgins host Egypt Sherrod shares real estate advice for first-time homebuyers

Egypt Sherrod knows a thing or two about what you should and shouldn’t do when buying…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Renovating

4 Things You Need to Know Before Renovating Your Home

'Blog Cabin' host Chris Grundy gives homeowners the inside dish

Home improvement fanatic Chris Grundy knows his way around a toolbox. The host of Cool…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Luxury Home

BE Luxury: 4 Things To Look For When You Buy a Luxury Home

An architect’s projects, as well as a fashion label’s branding, add unique touches to design, craftsmanship and market value

Find a licensed, reputable realtor or broker you have rapport with to represent your preferences,…

By T. Bernie

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Home

Parents See Schools as Crucial to Home Buying Decision

Tips on finding a home for your family that won't bust your budget

Regardless of the role your child’s school is playing in your home buying decision, most…

By Stacey Tisdale

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homeowner

Why Now Might be a Good Time to Become a Homeowner

Nationwide’s study shows favorable home buying conditions are likely to continue

The fundamentals for housing market growth…job/income gains and demographics — remain strong and should continue…

By Stacey Tisdale

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inventor

Retirees Need Better Understanding of Home Equity

Majority want to stay in their homes, but don’t know how to cash in

“We know that home equity is an important part of the household wealth passage for…

By Stacey Tisdale

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A Mortgage That Pays Your Family Instead of a Bank

An alternative way to buy a home that keeps wealth in your family

They work exactly like traditional mortgages. There is a borrower and a third party institution…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How Much Can You ‘Really’ Afford to Spend on a Home?

Building a housing budget that won’t make you go bust

Financial experts say we should spend around 30% of our after-tax income on housing, but…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How Much Do You Need to Make to Buy a Home?

Survey looks at salary needed for 27 cities across the U.S

On a national level, the average median home price in the U.S. is $222,700, meaning…

By Stacey Tisdale

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BE_renter

Apartment Rental Prices Are On The Rise

Smaller markets leading the charge as vacancies shrink

There has been growing demand for rental properties in recent years, as the sluggish economy…

By Stacey Tisdale

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mortgage-rates

Mortgage Rates Likely Moving Higher… But Not Much

Why homeowners shouldn't panic over headlines about higher rates

Despite strong job market data, analysts say mortgage rates will remain low for some time.

By Stacey Tisdale

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To Buy or To Rent? That is the Question

How to decide when homeownership makes sense

There is no question that it is one of the smartest ways to build generational…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Retaining Maximum Profits From Your House

How to get more assets from your home

Here are several tips on retaining maximum profits for homeowners.

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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Feature: Intrafamily Mortgages – Paying Your Family Instead of a Bank

How the Webb family keeps interest and payments all in the family

Intra-family loans work like traditional mortgages. There is a borrower, a third party institution that…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Hattie Wilson

How Buying a Historic Home Can Save You Money

Hattie Wilson's story of becoming a homeowner

Choose a good realtor. Inquire about available properties in historic districts. Select a realtor that…

By Stacey Tisdale

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How To

India

#TechieTips: 4 Things to Consider When Working With Remote Developers in India

India is one of the top countries where startups and other businesses look for talent…

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resolutions

How to Keep Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Going Strong

For millions of people, the new year is also starting with new year resolutions around…

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