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Owning a Home

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    The 3-Letter Word that Can Transform Your Finances

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    Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Foreclosure

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    Financial Preparation for First-Time Homebuyers

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    Tips for First Time Home Buyers

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    How You Can Go from Renter to Owner

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The Sacrifices Couples Make in the Name of Homeownership

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After months of wedding-planning stress, a relaxing honeymoon can be just what the doctor ordered for weary newlyweds. Yet 60% couples would give it all up if it meant they could afford a house down payment. Read More

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Second Homes With Friends: What to Know Before You Buy With a Buddy

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Have you been fantasizing about that bungalow on the beach—even though you don’t have the cash or time to manage a second property? It could be time to phone a friend. Read More

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The Top 10 Things to Know for a Move

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Whether you plan to move next month or next year, make sure you’ve got your boxes in a row. Here are the 10 things to know for any move: Read More

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8 Top Home-Selling Mistakes People Often Make

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We’ve rounded up the dos and don’ts that will help you collect thousands (if not hundreds of thousands!) for your place. Read More

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House Cleaning and Staging: 5 Tricks to Sell a House Fast

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Selling your home, but not sure what fluffing and polishing you should do? Well, you’re in luck. It’s easy to tap into nationwide real estate wisdom. Read More

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Infographic: Understand and Improve Your Credit Score

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Your credit score is a key indicator of your financial health.

Find out how to keep on top of your credit score, also known as a FICO score, and how to improve it to ensure your access to credit and better interest rates. Read More

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How Much Home Improvement Should You Do?

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When considering renovations, which should you tackle first, and how do you know if you have enough money in the coffers to tackle it? Read More

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The Top 20 Most Confusing Mortgage Terms Defined

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The definitions you need to know most and the role they play in the mortgage process.

From “APR” to “Balloon”, mortgage acronyms and terms can be confusing. Learn definitions of the most commonly confused language. Read More

Small Upgrades, Big Savings
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Energy Efficient Home Improvement: Save Energy & More

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Go green with these simple energy conservation tips

Simple energy-efficient home updates like fixing leaky faucets and drafty windows can conserve energy, and be good for your pocket. Learn easy ways to go green. Read More

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Prepare Your Home for Winter

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A few simple steps can help you winterize your home this fall, keeping you safe and comfortable during the colder months -- and saving you money in the process. Read More

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Real Estate on the Rebound

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The housing market is on its way up—and that's good news for sellers and buyers. Read More

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Insuring a New Home During Construction

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While the house of your dreams is being built, you should insure the structure and its contents. Read More

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When calculating your home buying budget, don't forget to include real estate taxes and homeowners' insurance in your costs.