Budget for Your Home
More Than a Mortgage: The Cost of Owning a Home
Even if you buy a brand-new home, it'll be time to remodel your house at least a decade before you're done repaying your mortgage -- not because you want to, but because your roof, carpet, siding, gutters, paint, cabinets and water heater will probably be worn-out and in need of replacement. Learn about the many costs of owning a home,...
Should You Buy or Rent Your Home?
The myth that buying is always a better deal than renting simply isn't true. Whether it's a better deal to buy or rent your home depends on a wide variety of factors, including how long you expect to live at that location and the rent-to-purchase-price ratio of your area.
Sick of Mortgage Payments? Pay Off Your Home Early!
Sick of making mortgage payments? Pay off your home early! Here are five ways you can shave several years off your payments and save thousands of dollars in interest. (Bonus: one of these is a method that you won't even "feel"!)
Should I Refinance? Or Should I Keep My Current Mortgage?
Home interest rates are low, but you're locked into a higher payment. Should you refinance your mortgage? How much interest will you save? Learn the pro's and con's to refinancing your mortgage in this article.
4 Ways to Lower Your Monthly Mortgage Payment
Does your monthly mortgage bill put a serious dent in your budget? Here are four ways you can lower your monthly payment.
How Much Should You Budget for Home Maintenance and Repairs?
How much money will you need to set aside for home maintenance -- those once-a-decade expenses like new gutters, siding and a new roof? This article will help you understand how factors like your home's age, condition, location and square footage can affect your budget.
Rental Property Investing for Beginners
Thinking of buying your first rental property? Here are two formulas that will help you evaluate deals.
Should You Own Your Home "Free and Clear"?
Almost 30 percent of Americans own their homes "free and clear" -- meaning they have no mortgage. Should you aspire to do the same? Here are some pro's and con's to accelerating your mortgage payoff.
Should You Buy a Home?
It's a great time to buy a home -- but that doesn't mean you should. Here are three questions you should ask yourself before you buy your next home.