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America Bursts Into Laughter As Trump Claims His Opposition To NFL Protest Isn't Racial

Trump said with a straight face that his opposition to NFL players protesting during the national anthem has nothing to do with race, and no one …

Weaker economy will hit house price growth this year, estate agency warns

Weaker economic conditions will act as a brake on house price growth as inflation eats into household incomes this year, the UK’s biggest estate agent has forescast.<p>Yet by the end of next year prices will have recovered, and will continue to grow into 2019, the report from Countrywide said.<p>The …

Real Estate - Great News For Housing

I gleaned some great news for housing today. Sure, Construction Spending data was not so hot (for June), but the weakness was all due to public …

Which U.S. States Have the Lowest Property Taxes?

Hawaii, Colorado and West Virginia are among the top 10—but it’s important to know the subtle factors that influence what you pay<p><i>Every week, Mansion</i> …

Should you buy a starter home or a long-term home?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’re a first-time home buyer, you may be wondering: Should you purchase a small starter …

US existing home sales drop as prices hit record high

U.S. home resales fell more than expected in June as a dearth of properties lifted house prices to a record high.<p>The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million units last month.<p>May's sales pace was …

Why Living With Your Parents Is the Best Money Decision You Can Make

Updated July 18, 2017<p>You’ve graduated college and are ready to start your life as an independent adult. But let’s face it: Living on your own is …

Renting versus buying: which will cost you more?

<b>Buying a home often works out cheaper than renting – but high rent costs and huge deposit requirements are locking first-time buyers out of home</b> …

Housing

Mental Illness Is Far More Common Than We Knew

Most of us know at least one person who has struggled with a bout of debilitating mental illness. Despite their familiarity, however, these kinds of …

Ask a Fool: What's the Difference Between a 401(k) and a SIMPLE IRA?

If you have a SIMPLE IRA at work, here's what you need to know about it.<p>Q: I've participated in a 401(k) for years, but my new employer offers a …

G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international …

European Union

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos for Refusing to Enforce Student-Loan Protections

The president of the United States is the former proprietor of a for-profit pseudo-university that encouraged cash-strapped single parents to buy …

Student Finance

My wife and I purchased 8 homes — here's our best advice for buying a house

A house is not just the biggest single purchase most people will ever make, it's generally many times more expensive than the next closest thing. Make a mistake, and you could end up facing serious money problems, a miserable living situation, or any number of other predicaments.<p>The good news is …

Housing Prices Have Gotten So Insane That Renting Now Looks Better Than Before

The math is shifting.<p>Millennials locked out of the housing market have this consolation: House prices have shot up so quickly that the financial …

How to get rich renting instead of buying a home

In an earlier post , I assessed home ownership from an investment perspective and found that homes are terrible investments that barely keep pace with inflation .<p>This poor investment, however, does force the average American to save the money they'd otherwise spend.<p>The result? The median net worth …

Home Ownership

Home buyers get the most square footage for their money in this state

In Indiana, $300,000 will buy you a bigger home than in any other state.<p>Home buyers in the Hoosier State get more square footage for their money than …

Real Estate

How to add thousands to the value of your house by spending just £40

Less is more when it comes to an address. Posh houses don’t have numbers, let alone the dreaded word “street” in the address. However, you can’t always trust a name: Highclere House, Pendragon Hall, and Matchwood Manor sound like ancient family seats but all are new (and one is a bungalow).<p>People …

6 Warning Signs Before You Buy a Flipped Property | Investopedia

Buying a fixer-upper property, sprucing it up and reselling it is big business today. With recent rock-bottom interest rates, investors are snapping …