Tag Archives: home ownership

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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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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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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 Renting Can Build Long-Term Wealth

Renters, not just homeowners, can build wealth, too

Homeownership is a long-term play and, for most families, true wealth only materializes when they’ve…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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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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Buying vs. Renting: The Pros and Cons

How to decide if homeownership is your best move

Here are three key things to consider when determining whether you want to rent or…

By Stacey Tisdale

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10 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Vacation Home

Vacation homes offer several benefits over staying at a hotel

Before renting a vacation home, there are several questions you should ask before submitting payment.…

By Kandia Johnson

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro Determined to Increase Homeownership for Blacks

The former San Antonio Mayor shares his vision with BE

HUD Secretary Julian Castro pictured right

 
When Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was …

By Stacey Tisdale

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Innovation: What Will Your House Look Like in 10 Years?

Smart home market technology is continuing to grow

Here is an infographic from Lamudi Kenya: what will your house look like in ten…

By Cristie Leondis

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CFPB Launches Tool for Home Owners

Bureau aims to help with the home ownership process

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now offering resources to help home owners and home…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Infographic: Housing Counseling Could Make Your Dream a Reality

Your wish might not be out of reach

If you’re thinking of purchasing a home or modifying an existing mortgage, a housing counselor…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Half of Borrowers Don’t Shop Around for a Mortgage

Do you shop around?

Most shoppers compare prices when looking for new clothes or a new car, but you’d…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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President Obama Makes Home Ownership More Affordable, Saves Families More than $900 a Year

HE reveals plan to make more Americans home owners

President Obama and Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, visited Phoenix, Arizona to “put…

By Essence Gant

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How to Save Cash on a Kitchen Remodel

Electrolux’s Julie Fritz shares her tips

If you’re planning to do a kitchen remodel, you’re probably looking for ways to save…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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WalletHub Releases 2014 Mortgage Insurance Report

Results from this year's report

Personal finance site WalletHub recently unveiled its 2014 Mortgage Insurance Report in an effort to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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CFPB Proposes Expanded Foreclosure Protections

New rules offer assistance to home owners

In an effort to address unsatisfactory mortgage servicing practices, the CFPB introduced rules that would…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Interest.com’s Mike Sante Talks Home Ownership

Expert discusses future of The American Dream

Housing prices have risen far faster than household income, making it more difficult for middle…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Tips for Calculating Mortage Costs

Here are some helpful uses for a calculator

A mortgage calculator can help you with determining how soon you’ll be able to pay…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Infographic: Mortgage Closing Costs Rise

Texas has the highest costs

You’ll have to dig just a little deeper into those pockets.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Life-Savers: 5 Tax Facts for Home Sellers

Here are a few pointers from the IRS

If you’re selling your home, you’ll want to take heed to these tax facts from…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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