Homeownership

Money Management 7 min read
How to Start Renting Out a Room in Your Primary Residence

Renting out a room in your primary residence might seem like an easy way to bring in some extra cash, but there are a lot of personal and legal factors to weigh […]

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Purchase 5 min read
What to Look For in an HOA and Why They Matter to Homeowners

Before you say “No way” to HOAs… HOAs, otherwise known as homeowners associations, often get a bad rap. You’ve likely heard stories of strict HOA guidelines, dictating things like what color you […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Multiple Offers on a House? Here’s How to Choose the Best One

Buying a new home often involves selling your current one. And in this market, that likely means you’ll receive multiple offers from potential buyers. So, if you receive multiple offers on a […]

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Home & Garden 5 min read
The “Welcome Home” Checklist: 6 Homeowner Tips to Help You Get Settled

Buying your first home is an exciting, life-changing experience. But it’s no secret that it comes with a lot more responsibility than, say, renting. Locks. Maintenance. Mail. Lawn care. It can seem […]

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Home & Garden 6 min read
10 Interior Design Tips for Every Budget

If current rates have you staying put, that doesn’t mean your decor has to stay the same, too. There are plenty of great ways to use interior decorating to refresh your space […]

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Purchase 6 min read
The Cost of Home Ownership

For many, the dream of home ownership seems out of reach. Between the high cost of homes, a competitive market, and the relative ease of renting in comparison to owning, it’s easy […]

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Home & Garden 6 min read
The Most Popular House Styles and Where to Find Them

Environment influences architecture, so knowing where to find the most popular house styles is a great place to start your home search. Whether you’re dreaming of a classic Colonial or a Contemporary […]

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Purchase 4 min read
House Bidding Wars: What to Expect and How to Win

Buying a house these days can feel a bit like the frenzy of Black Friday shopping—minus the low prices. While these might not be ideal conditions, life doesn’t wait for the market […]

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Purchase 5 min read
Tax Proration: How to Pay Property Taxes Like a Pro

Barring very special circumstances, taxes are a fact of life for the vast majority of people. Sales tax, income tax, and for home buyers and owners alike, property tax. By now, you’ve […]

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Purchase 7 min read
Questions Every Borrower Should Ask When Qualifying for a Mortgage

When you’re qualifying for a mortgage, everything seems important. How do you know what’s worth your time and attention? You’re in luck, because we’ve got answers to some of the most important […]

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Home & Garden 3 min read
Does a Swimming Pool Add to Home Value?

As the weather heats up, there’s no denying the appeal of a swimming pool in your own backyard. Before you take the plunge to have a pool installed, it’s important to ask […]

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Purchase 6 min read
Buying Your First Rental Property? Here’s What You Need to Know

Like any investment, buying your first rental property entails some risk. But, the rewards can be pretty sweet, too. Ready to become a real estate mogul—or, at least, the proud owner of […]

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