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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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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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Three apps to help real estate agents and house hunters seal the deal

When it comes to real estate, location is everything—not just the location of the home,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Mortgage Companies Forgiving Homeowners Big Time

First report of the foreclosure abuse settlement shows banks swiftly pardoned half of the $20 bil required

First report of the foreclosure abuse settlement shows banks swiftly pardoned half of the $20…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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How to Negotiate the Best Deal on a Home

Learn when to buy, what to say, and how to secure a great price

Standard & Poor’s noted at the end of 2010 that six markets—including Atlanta, Miami, and…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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5 Steps Towards Homeownership

How to get into the house of your dreams without landing yourself in a nightmare of financial trouble

How to get into the house of your dreams without landing yourself in a nightmare…

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson

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Rent or Buy? In Which Cities Is It Better to Own or Pay a Landlord?

Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas top picks for planting homeownership roots

Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas top picks for planting homeownership roots

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How to Navigate Stricter Mortgage Lending Guidelines

Six tips to help you prepare for a home purchase

Now is the ideal time to purchase a home. Interest rates are at historic lows…

By Robin White Goode

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Rent or Buy? In Which Cities Is It Better to Own or Pay a Landlord?

Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas top picks for planting homeownership roots

A breakdown of areas where its either smarter to rent a home or own one.

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New Study Shows 62 % Drop in Home Mortgage Approvals to Minorities

When the housing market collapsed, so did the number of home loans to Blacks and Latinos

Together, African-Americans and Hispanics were able to borrow 62 percent less to buy or refinance…

By Kenneth J. Cooper

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How to Navigate Stricter Home Buying Guidelines

5 tips to help you be prepared before closing

Now that credit guidelines are stricter for potential home buyers, some may be wondering how…

By Robin White Goode

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You Better Shop Around

Four steps to getting the best deal on a home loan

Some 92% of homebuyers finance their purchase with a mortgage, according to the National Association…

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Choosing the Right Neighborhood

When purchasing a home, it�s all about location, location, location

Found the perfect house? Make sure the environment is equally ideal. There’s nothing to be…

By LaToya M. Smith

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The Homebuyer’s Toolkit: Condo or Co-Op?

What you need to know before buying a condo or co-op

If shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, and general maintenance is not up your alley then…

By LaToya M. Smith

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5. I Will Use Homeownership as a Foundation for Building Wealth

While these are uncertain economic times, financial experts agree that owning a home is still…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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