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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Part 2: A Financial Snapshot of Black America: #BlackMoneyMatters

Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox shares research and financial advice

One hard reality of getting out of debt is that you have to do two…

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Part 1: A Financial Snapshot of Black America: #BlackMoneyMatters

Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox shares research and financial advice

Money Coach and Author Lynnette Khalfani-Cox knows all too well the struggles African Americans have…

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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…

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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…

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[WATCH] Word on the Street: Oprah Winfrey Buys $14 Million Ski Oasis in Colorado

Home features heated driveway and high-tech home automation system

The home was originally built for its previous owner, tech executive Bob Wall. Completed in…

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Nearly Half of American Renters Are Struggling to Pay Their Rent

Study illustrates hardships of stagnant incomes and rising rents for all groups

The study points out that the supply of rental housing has increased, but demand has…

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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.

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How to Reduce Your Homeowners Insurance Cost

Try these tips to reap some savings

According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the average annual U.S. insurance premium was…

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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…

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How to Reduce Your Homeowners’ Insurance Cost

Smart moves you can make to lower the cost of your policy

From the most expensive county to the least expensive, home insurance premiums vary by more…

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Derrick and Marlow Daniels: Leaving a Legacy of Love and Financial Security for Their Children

Stepping up for their girls

“The danger of not doing estate planning is that the state in which you reside…

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UK’s Cameron Jamaica Visit Raises Question: Should Blacks get ‘Paid Back’ for Slavery?

Economic toll and legacy of slavery estimated in the trillions

“You’re talking about hundreds of millions of dollars,” says Stevenson. “These folks were situated on…

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Blacks Migrating South for Opportunity and Prosperity

Highest earning African Americans moving to Southern states

“The people we spoke with are in their high earning years, these are not…

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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…

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[STUDY] Racial Segregation in Suburbia Still High in US

Cornell University researcher finds metro areas more diverse

Though segregation has decreased in metropolitan areas, it remains in other ways; especially in suburban…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[STUDY] Wealth Gap for Black and White Homeowners Hurting Future Generations

A study finds an inability to pass on generational wealth

A study finds the racial wealth gap increased dramatically after the housing crisis, causing challenges…

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