Home Buyer Tips

Tips for the home buyer and mistakes to avoid.

Are You Squeamish About Buying Used Items? Get Over It

Bedbugs. Weird smells. The possibility of imminent breakdowns. People have all sorts of excuses for not buying used stuff. Those who deliberately buy used items, though, say such fears are…

How to Join a Deluge of Insurance Claims for Flooded Cars

The one-two punch of Harvey and Irma will make this one of the most destructive hurricane seasons ever for cars. Together, the two storms rendered more than 500,000 vehicles a…

How to ‘Get Naked About Money’ Before Your Wedding

You know your wedding colors and cake flavors and your mother’s opinion on both. But do you know how much debt your partner carries? His or her take-home pay? Investments…

Home Buyer Mistakes To Avoid | Calgary Home Inspections

Three home buyer mistakes to avoid. Important information and knowledge every home owner should realise when ordering a home inspection.

Libor Phaseout Puts Adjustable-Rate Mortgages in Limbo

The misdeeds of a few rogue bankers in London are going to cause headaches for millions of American home buyers and homeowners. The bankers falsified a widely used interest rate index…

Millennials: How Much Are You Really Spending?

Avocados were a top millennial expenditure in 2016 — or it could seem that way if you read the viral stories that fill your social media feeds. If you’re part of this genera

Flood Insurance Claim Denied? Don’t Panic; Appeal

Having a flood insurance policy is a relief if you’ve suffered water damage. But it doesn’t guarantee that your troubles are over, because your claim could be underpaid or denied.…

Ins, Outs, Pros and Cons of Zero Down Payment Mortgages

A mortgage with no down payment seems a little bit like scoring a buy-a-home lottery ticket. You get a home loan and keep more money in your pocket. What could…

Mortgage Rates Friday: 30-Year Falls, Fewer Homes Upside Down in Value

The average rate on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped two basis points, while the 15-year fixed and 5/1 ARM were unchanged, according to a NerdWallet survey of daily mortgage rates…

Ask Brianna: How Can I Budget When My Rent Is So High?

“Ask Brianna” is a Q&A column for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I’m here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans —…

The SEC Hack: What Investors Need to Know

Consumers’ angst over the security of sensitive financial data isn’t getting much help these days. Two weeks ago, one of the big three credit bureaus, Equifax, reported hackers had ac

Home Inspection Mistakes to Avoid

THE BIGGEST HOME INSPECTION MISTAKES THAT YOU SHOULD AVOID When you are moving into a new home, one of the best things that you can do is get a home inspection. It will not only ensure you are able to

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Is Buying a 'Starter Home' Still Smart?

Your parents' rite of passage may not make sense for you.

Do You Qualify for Treasury Down Payment Assistance?

A home of your own could be within your reach.

3 Common Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make

Look out for these pitfalls before you take the leap into purchasing a home.

Planning for the Hidden Costs of Buying Your First Home

There's only one way to be totally prepared for all the costs of buying a home.

3 Reasons to See a Homeownership Adviser

Attention first-time home buyers: Expert guidance is yours for the asking.

Who Needs a Spouse to Buy a First House?

These days, only 40 percent of first-time home buyers are married, down from 52 percent in the late '80s.

The Home Buyers' Guide to Getting a Mortgage

Understanding the loan process will put your mind at ease as you start down the road to homeownership.

Home Buyer's Guide to Choosing a Neighborhood

Define your priorities and preferences to narrow down your search.

Life After Roommates: Best Places to Live Alone

These 10 metro areas have the highest percentage of young, working-age people who live in their own place.

Rookie Mistakes: Learn From First-Time Home Buyers' Biggest Regrets

A recent Zillow survey revealed first-time home buyers wish they had gotten more space, more parking and quieter neighbors.

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