Tips & Advice

Paying Extra for Paradise

New Zillow data shows people pay a premium to live in idyllic vacation spots and college towns. Here’s a look at five towns where mortgage payments are outpacing median income.


Reasons to Consider a Modular Home

Today’s models are new and improved, making them an attractive option for many home buyers.


Best Times to Buy, Sell or List a Home

A common question from a buyer or seller is: what is the best time to buy or sell a home? In the clothing world, it makes […]

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How to Fight High Property Taxes

Up to 60 percent of U.S. properties are overassessed, which means those homeowners are likely paying too much in property taxes. Understanding the assessment process is an essential first step toward getting your tax bill lowered.

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Let’s Bust 3 Common Home Buying Myths

If you are in the market to buy a home for the first time, there are several credit myths that may need debunking.

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So, You Think You Want to Go FSBO?

Selling your home by yourself, or what is known as “for sale by owner,” doesn’t always save you money and it could cost you time and stress.

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4 Foolish Money Mistakes You Should Avoid

Do you make a lot of mistakes when it comes to managing your finances? Here are some of the more foolish things we often do – […]


5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Be a Landlord

Owning rental property can be a great long-term wealth-building tool that is available even to individuals of very modest means. Plus, it doesn’t take a degree […]


Things to Do Before You Sell Your Home

Want to sell your home in a competitive market? Start by decluttering, getting inspections done in advance and pricing it right.


5 Myths and 5 Truths About Selling Your Home

From professional staging to a fresh coat of paint, it’s important to know which investments are most likely to help you sell your home.

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How to Find Your Dream Home

In order to better target your real estate search, you must think specifically about your dream abode. Will your “big” house be 2,400 or 5,000 square feet? Do you want a home built pre-1900 or pre-1980?


How to Get Multiple Offers on Your Home

Location, price and presentation are must-haves if you want to see activity on your listing.


7 Things Every Lease Agreement Should Include

Protect yourself as a landlord by using a lease that clearly notes conditions such as deposit fees and termination notices.

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Sales of Saint Joseph Statues Affected by Ups and Downs of Real Estate Market

The Wall Street Journal tracked sales data for statues of Saint Joseph, a Catholic saint traditionally tied to real estate. When the market improves, sales of the saint decline.


Tips for Sellers in a Buyer’s Market

When homes available for sale outnumber buyers, sellers need to work to make their “product” stand out from the competition.