Buying a Home

Buying a home can be a daunting task, no matter how many times you've done it before. Find tips and tricks to finding the perfect house in these articles.

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How can corporations qualify as REITs?

REITs are corporations that own properties and invest in real estate as a group. Learn how corporations can qualify as REITs in this article.


In Case You Need Another Reason to Buy a Beach House

Those ocean views could be doing good things for your mental health.

Some Space Junk Fell Through Your Roof. Who'll Pay to Fix That?

Space isn't so far away, and falling junk can cause personal and property damage. What to do? The risk and remedies aren’t completely clear.

How do we rebuild communities in the wake of the foreclosure crisis?

The housing crisis in the U.S. continues to rage on, with recent reports indicating that a new wave of foreclosures is expected to hit in 2012. What options do communities have in the face of this situation?

Can my insurance company cancel my policy if I submit too many claims?

You've submitted several claims to your insurance company this year. Is there a chance they'll cancel your homeowner's policy? Possibly.

How to Submit an Insurance Claim

So, you've had some damage to your home and need to submit an insurance claim and have no clue how to go about it? We'll tell you exactly what to do.

How can I create a household inventory for insurance purposes?

Keep meaning to create a home inventory for insurance? Don't wait until it's too late.

How Flood Insurance Works

You probably never think about flood insurance until you need it -- and then it's too late. But what's so different about this type of homeowners insurance and how can you be sure you're covered, just in case?

5 Things Homeowners Insurance Won’t Cover

Think your homeowners insurance covers everything? Think again.

10 Reasons to Buy Homeowners Insurance

Paying for homeowners insurance may seem like money down the drain -- until you actually need it. We'll tell you 10 reasons why you do.

How to Buy a Foreclosed Property

Ready to jump into the real estate market? Whether you're looking to buy your first home or invest in some rental property, foreclosed properties often offer up great discounts for those willing to put in a bit of extra effort.