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Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Fixer Upper

Set aside money for a house repair fund.<p>So you’re pre-approved for a mortgage, and suddenly a home matching your criteria appears on the market. Then …

How Millenials Can Effectively Save Money To Buy A New Home

Over the last 10 years several news stations have been flooded with news that the housing market was on a steady decline. As the housing market has slowly begun to shift into a healthier direction many realtors have made note that 2016 may be the best time for millennials to buy a new home.<p>If you …

Personal Finance

10 Essential Questions to Ask When Buying a Home (That You May Have Missed)

You've finally found it: a home you're swooning over and dying to own. From the exposed ceiling beams to the hardwood floors, this feels like <i>the place.</i> So what's next? Don't just stand there dumbstruck; it's time to dig deeper and ask questions -- and not just the kind that randomly pop into your …

99 DIY Projects to Upgrade Your Home

01 of 99<p>DIY Tree Slice Hairpin Leg Coffee Table<p>Give yourself somewhere to put down your drink in your living room by making a coffee table out of a …

65 Photoshop Shortcuts to Help You Edit Photos Like a Pro [Bookmarkable]

Have you ever accidentally wasted an entire day in Photoshop?I have. It's not like you start out aimlessly. You have a simple goal in mind, like …

Marketers Are Using Instagram More Than Snapchat Right Now: Here's Why.

Audiences for the two platforms are entirely different.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re a bit on the older side (like me) you might feel like all the cool kids are on Snapchat. They’re foregoing Instagram, particularly in its post-acquisition by Facebook era. …

How To Double Your Social Media Results In Three Months

My headline is an example of what works best on business-related social media:<p>• Offer a clear benefit to the reader, right up top in any article or update<p>• Use numbers. Sorry, but it works<p>• Validate those numbers (more on this below)<p>• Be positive, concise, and clear<p>• Serve, don’t sell. Be far more …

Social Media

Pay down your mortgage faster or invest money seeking better returns

TORONTO -- Juan Pablo de Dovitiis finds himself grappling with the perennial personal finance chestnut of whether he's better off paying down his …

Want to Roll Your Student Loans Into Your Mortgage? Here's What to Consider

It’s a question as old as debt itself: Should I pay off one loan with another loan?<p>“Debt reshuffling,” as it’s known, has garnered a bad reputation …

8 ways to pay off your mortgage years ahead of schedule

Since your mortgage is such a large, long-term debt, it can be surprisingly easy to pay it off at least a little early. You might get out of a year's worth of payments (or more) simply by throwing a bit extra towards your principal each month.<p>Some of these options will have you paying off your …

Best way to pay off interest-only mortgage: follow these six solutions

More than 100,000 interest-only mortgages will mature this year – but that still leaves over 1.5 million interest-only home loans outstanding.<p>Mortgage watchdogs fear many people in this position "do not have an appropriate strategy" to repay loans.<p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said it …

Finance

Why many Americans are worried about buying a home

<b>Our economy has come a long way since the 2007-09 recession: Wages are going up, unemployment sits at 4.4% (the lowest level since May 2007)—and</b> …

How To Expand And Emphasize A Space With Decorative Mirrors

It’s a well-known fact that mirrors can be used to make small spaces appear larger and more open or that they’re must-have features for spaces like …

Kitchen Color Schemes

Get a timeless, classic look with inspiration from these white cottage kitchens.<p>Classic neutral tones never go out of style, so creating a kitchen …

Designing a Master Bedroom to be a Relaxing Retreat

The master bedroom is probably the first place in the home where relaxation, comfort, and peace should be integrated into design. Sadly, it is often …

Interior Design

10 Under-$200 Pieces That Make Your Living Room Look Luxe—Instantly

In an ideal world, we'd be able to style a living room from scratch to make sure that every piece of furniture works together in harmony. In reality, …

4 Wow-Worthy (and Doable!) Upgrades for Blah-Like Kitchens

Designing a kitchen or bathroom is one of those things I tend to geek out over — choosing the right tile, paint colors, and, of course, there’s my …

How to Dream Big About Your Outdoor Space (But Keep It Real)

A funny thing happened this summer after leveling out the backyard. For the first time since moving into my house, I actually began to picture my …

3 Reasons Millennial Buyers Love VA Loans

Millennial veterans and military members are helping fuel the resurgence of the historic VA loan program. Last year’s 700,000-plus loans were more …

Never Buy a Headboard Again; 9 Amazing DIY Headboards

A bedroom is never truly complete until the headboard is in place. Often the focal point of the room, retailers ask big bucks for this single piece …

Dining Rooms

This is where new graduates can do the impossible: Find a home and a well-paid job

San Francisco is popular for technology graduates, but it’s also one of the most expensive cities in the country to live in. So what’s a recent …

The most affordable real estate in San Francisco's most expensive neighborhood

Shockingly high-priced listings get San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood a lot of attention. The $40 million mega-mansion at 2712 Broadway on the neighborhood's most coveted three-block-stretch known as the Gold Coast was covered by media outlets across the country including SFGATE.<p>And so …

Real Estate

4 Ways to Boost Your Social Media Creativity Game

You don't have to be Tinder to light a fire under your customer base, with word-of-mouth marketing tactics.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leave it to a dating app to demonstrate the instant success a creative social media marketing approach can bring to a new …

Social Media

The Start-to-Finish Guide to Buying a Home

Purchasing a home is a major milestone that tops many people's lifetime to-do lists—and maybe their list of financial fears too. But it certainly …

Cash-Out Refinance Pros and Cons

What is a cash-out refinance?<p>A cash-out refinance replaces your existing mortgage with a new home loan for more than you owe on your house. The …

How to Save for Your First Down Payment

Saving for a first down payment and building home equity can be a way to build wealth over time. Here’s what you need to know about saving before you …

Retirement

16 Tips to Save on Home Remodeling

Photo (cc) by Tambako the Jaguar<p>Food, clothing and shelter: the basic necessities, and expenses, of daily life. This week I’ve done posts on 28 Ways …

This Startup Wants to Be the Amazon of Real Estate

Ryan Williams wants to use technology to give more investors access to commercial real estate--and grow their wealth over time.<p><i>Editor's Note: Inc.'s 12th annual 30 Under 30 list features the young founders taking on some of the world's biggest challenges. Here, meet Cadre.</i><p>Ryan Williams is …

Real Estate