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Increase Your Home's Value So You Can Sell It For More

If you're interested in selling your home, it's important to try to improve it so that you don't have to reduce its price, as 22 percent of homeowners have had to do at least once. It's valuable to know what potential buyers...
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7 Biggest Home Buying Mistakes

By Paula Pant. Whether you're a first-time buyer or youve been around the block a few times, there are certain home buying mistakes that trip people up time and time again. Before you sign on the dotted line to...
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Mortgages in 2014: How New Requirements Will Affect Homebuyers

SUMMARY: Starting this year, mortgages are newly impacted by now-codified Consumer Financial Protection Bureau guidelines. And so, for first-time buyers seeking a mortgage, or those just returning to the housing market since...
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The Power of a Full House: Investors, Beware of Vacant Home Insurance Prices

By Justin Stoltzfus. March 2, 2014 There are a number of wild cards in traditional real estate investment, and one of them is an issue that will hit anyone who has to deal with a property that's on the market for any...
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Tips for This Housing Market

Who isn't worried about the value of their home in this market? Numerous articles have been written about whether we're in the midst of a housing bubble and when the housing boom will end. The tone is reminiscent of...
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Selling Your Home

When selling your principal residence, the basic tax rule is that you can exclude gains of up to $250,000 if you are a single taxpayer and $500,000 if you are a married taxpayer filing jointly, provided the home was your...
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Should You Rent or Own?

It seems like everyone either owns a home or is saving to purchase a home. Certainly, there are significant financial and tax reasons for owning a home. While you typically only make a down payment of 10% or 20% of the...
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Is a House a Good Investment? - Is Now a Good Time to Make an Investment

Whether it is a penthouse in New York City, a beach house in Corolla, NC or a farmhouse in central Virginia, owning your own home is a significant part of the American Dream. Yet the financial reality is that a home is...
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Avoid Becoming House Poor

Being house poor has little to do with the value of your home. You could live in a palatial estate worth $4 million, and you'd still be considered house poor if your home absorbs a disproportionate share of your income....
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House Rich, Cash Poor

People over 65 control a significant portion of the wealth in this country, but much of their wealth is concentrated in the equity in their homes. If Social Security benefits are excluded, just under half of all senior...
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The Costs and Benefits of Purchasing a Second Home

A vacation home can provide a welcome escape for you and your family, but it's wise to examine the financial viability of the investment before you buy Many people reach a point in life where they consider purchasing a...
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First-Time Homebuyers: How Much Do You Really Need to Save?

SUMMARY: Saving for a new home can seem like an insurmountable challenge, especially for first-time buyers. But what kind of numbers really come into play? We look at down payments, mortgage insurance, closing costs, and...
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