Real Estate

Buying or selling a home is a big move and can be stressful. We have tips and in-depth articles on everything from mortgages to home equity loans.

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Do real estate agents really earn their commission? Learn about the reasons for hiring a real estate agent from this article.

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Home equity loans put you into deeper debt. Learn the best ways to negotiate and manage home equity loans in this article.

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You do have a choice of real estate agents and you don’t have to settle on the first one you meet. Learn about different types of real estate agents from this article.

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Finding affordable housing can be a daunting prospect. But there are still some creative ways you can save money on the cost of putting a roof over your head.

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Section 8 is a federal rent-assistance program for low-income families. Learn how the Section 8 housing program started in this article.

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Section 8 housing is available to low-income families. Learn about the factors that dictate who gets Section 8 housing in this article.

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Flipping a house means you buy it for a low price, make some improvements and then sell it for a lot more. Learn how to make a budget for flipping a house in this article.

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Foreclosed homes can be purchased for low prices. Learn how hard it is to flip a foreclosed house in this article.

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The housing market is competitive and your house should look good if you’re planning to sell it. Learn about things to do before selling your house from this article.

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Whether you’re selling your house with the help of a real estate agent or not, it’s important to not overvalue it. You can learn more about whether or not to accept that offer on your house by reading this article.

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The amount of insurance you need depends on how much your house would cost to rebuild and how much it would cost to replace your possessions. Learn about how much homeowners insurance you need from this article.

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The decision regarding how to insure the contents of your home depends on your lifestyle and finances. Learn more about how replacement cost relates to actual cash value from this article.

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Once you’ve found a buyer for your home, there are just a few more steps to take before the process is complete. You can learn more about who to contact in order to close your home sale from this article.

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The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America helps people who normally can’t qualify for a home loan to become home owners. You can learn more about how this nonprofit agency helps people buy houses in this article.

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A Realtor who is brought in to help sell a home is also known as a buyer’s agent. You can learn more about how Realtors serve homebuyers in this article.

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While NACA’s goal is to provide financial assistance to lower-income Americans, there aren’t any income limitations for becoming a member. You can learn more about how to become a member of NACA by reading this article.

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Eviction proceedings for tenants who don't pay rent can move pretty quickly. Learn how long a landlord has to evict you from this article.

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Lenders give loans to prospective homeowners for a number of reasons.

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Property management companies deal with rent collection and repairs, and help find tenants. Learn how property management companies help landlords in this article.

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Property taxes are what help pay for local public services. Learn how property taxes are calculated in this article.

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Your mortgage payment is only one part of your monthly outlay, and other expenses have to figure in to your total debt per month.

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Property tax rates are based on the value of your land and your government's budget. Learn why your property tax was adjusted in this article.

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Property taxes generally go toward public services. Learn how you can deduct your property taxes in this article.

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Subprime loans are meant for people with low credit ratings. Learn how subprime loans are put together in this article.

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The Internet offers a plethora of real estate sites to help you in your house hunt. Learn if online house shopping really works in this article.

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