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5 Life-Ruining Mistakes for New Home Owners to Avoid

Buying a house is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make, and many of us make this decision with an <i>astounding lack of …

How to Buy a Home With a Low Down Payment

Low down payment programs eliminate the need for a huge savings account.<p>The impending arrival of a new baby is the moment when a lot of couples …

Real estate report: Study shows increase in homeowners' profits

Last year, houses sold for $33,000 more than homeowners paid for their properties, according to a Zillow analysis released last week.<p>Columbus-area …

7 ways to ruin a home renovation project

“Renovating my house was a piece of cake," said no one ever.<p>Indeed, even seemingly simple projects, like installing a screen door, staining hardwood floors, or refacing kitchen cabinets, can surprise homeowners with unexpected challenges and ever-escalating costs. And the problems multiply if you …

Six Reasons You Shouldn't Become A Real Estate Investor

With the popularity of HGTV and dime-a-dozen house-flipping seminars open to the public nationwide, it seems everyone now wants to become a real estate investor. Whether it’s through wholesaling or flipping, your rags-to-riches dream of homeownership is just around the corner, right? It could be, …

Real Estate

An off-market listing could be the key to finding the home you’re looking for

By Michele Lerner<p>The number of homes for sale across the country has declined when making year-over-year comparisons for the past 34 months. For home buyers, this means their search can be frustrating. Even when buyers find a home they like, they often compete against other buyers, especially …

Real Estate

What to Expect During a Home Inspection

The first thing you need to know about home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels.<p>There’s the excitement — the inspection could be the longest time …

Home prices won’t slow down, stumping the experts and shutting out buyers

Home-price gains accelerated in March, defying predictions that lofty prices will eventually return to earth, and raising questions about how …

6 in 10 homeowners don’t plan on moving out of their house. Ever.

Our survey finds most homeowners don’t plan to move, putting a squeeze on homes for sale.

Real Estate

Opinion: No bubble: 7 reasons why it’s still a great time to buy a house

In the wake of the financial crisis, many Americans lost faith in the idea of a house as an investment.<p>Many markets took serious hits, with areas of …

Real Estate

3 Leading Reasons Mortgage Applications Are Denied

After the financial crisis of 2008, getting approved for a mortgage became much more difficult. Ten years later, lenders have started relaxing lending standards again. However, millions of Americans still get denied when they apply for a mortgage. LendingTree (which owns MagnifyMoney, where I work) …

Freddie Mac Expands 3% Down Mortgage Program | Investopedia

Freddie Mac is making it easier for borrowers without the traditional 20% down payment to get a mortgage, announcing that it is launching a new 3% …

Curbed Comparisons: What $600K buys around LA

It’s enough for homes in Westlake, Altadena, Van Nuys, Lake Balboa, and Hermosa Beach<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ‘hoods. We’ve found five homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $600,000.</i><p>We’ll start in …

Real Estate

The Los Angeles home-buying guide

Everything you need to know before launching a house hunt in LA<p>Buying a home can be a truly daunting task. In today's America, it requires that many prospective homeowners sink their entire life savings into a single purchase that also happens to be the place they plan to live. In Los Angeles, …

The 10 towns where it's cheapest to buy a beach house in the US

As winter drags on you may catch yourself wondering if summer is ever coming back. But it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of towns across America where it's possible to spend a few weeks or, if you're retired, a few months soaking in some warm weather. But, as that year-round warm …

Real Estate

21 Must-Haves for Your Dream Pool

The only thing better than, say, your own Vegas-style fire-and-water feature or amusement-park-worthy water slide is the slew of accessories you have …

Frank Gehry Offers New Round of Revisions to Downtown L.A. Tower Project

Set to occupy the lot across from the famed architect’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gehry’s latest design brings the long-gestating project closer to completion<p>It’s been almost 14 years since Frank Gehry first submitted his proposal for a huge tower complex in downtown Los Angeles. And even though …

Architecture

How to Renovate Your Home for Under $10,000, According to Experts

You don't need to spend a fortune to make some major changes<p>When you watch HGTV, renovating your home can look appealing.<p>Chip and Joanna Gaines of</i> …

Cowboy Festival Offers Free Admission This Year

5<p>Newsroom | Community, Entertainment | January 19, 2018<p>Because of the popularity of a festival that some say put Santa Clarita on the map, it’s never …

10 Budget-Friendly Laundry Room Updates You Can Do in One Day or Less

While it would be amazing to have the time and budget for a full-scale laundry room renovation, most of us don’t have either. But that doesn’t mean …

Laundry Rooms

Which Conventional Home Loan Is Right for You?

Mortgage brokers carry a vast array of products, including those tired and boring old conventional loans. A bank can make a conventional loan, too, …

10 things that will put off buyers when you’re selling a house

Sure, you could brew some fresh coffee to entice buyers, but if your house has one or more of the following issues, you're going to struggle...<p>If …

Selling

4 Home Improvements that Surprisingly Don't Add Value

Common sense indicates that any and all bells and whistles might make a house more sellable. Think twice about these four investments that pros say …

8 Simple Hacks

Practical Hacks<p>Tired of paint dripping down the side of a paint can? <b>Use a rubber band.</b><p>So you want to paint your baseboards that are so close to the …

#NewHomeProblems So Horrifyingly Hilarious, They Have Their Own Hashtag

Moving into a new home is exciting for sure, but it also has its share of hassles—all of which can be found in a corner of the internet with the …

The 7 biggest mortgage mistakes to avoid

A mortgage is the biggest debt most of us will ever carry, and a home is the most expensive purchase we will ever make.<p>That's why it's so important …

Why You Shouldn't Make a Big Down Payment On Your First Home

For decades, it was one of the few hard-and-fast rules when purchasing a home: Put 20% down. A hefty down payment would help you build up equity …

Millennials Are Buying Homes Because of Their Dogs - Not Their Children or Marriages

They want a better yard for their best friend<p>It’s no secret that millennials love dogs and now their four-legged friends are starting to influence …

How Your Credit Score Is Determined

Don’t believe the myth of the single credit score. You actually have hundreds of scores! Don’t panic, though; when most people talk credit scores, …

It's Official: Americans Are Obsessed With Ranch Homes

They're the most popular style of home in Texas, Georgia, Virginia, New York and 30 other states.<p>Of all the home styles out there — Victorian, modern, colonial, and more — one type surpasses the rest in popularity and prevalence in the United States, and given its American origins, it might come as …