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Kirkikis/Getty Images You’re ready to buy a house, but before you make an offer, you need to ask some key questions. Having the right information can help you feel confident that you’re buying the right house at the right time, and at the right price. Here are...
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Whether you’re just dipping your toes into the real estate waters or you’re deep into your house hunt, spending a weekend (or two) visiting open houses can be an instrumental part of your search. No matter how many listings you’ve visited online, there’s no...
Iriana Shiyan/Getty Images Pending-home sales unexpectedly slipped 1.5 percent in April compared with March, according to the National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index. April’s contract signings to buy existing homes were 2 percent lower than they were a year ago, marking the 16th straight...
Barry Winiker/Getty Images Purchasing a home next to a beautiful lake or your favorite beach with stunning views may seem like a dream come true. However, your slice of paradise will come with added costs — some that can be difficult to anticipate or plan for. Penny...
Suzanne Tucker/Shutterstock Millennials are now the largest share of homebuyers (37 percent) and they’re moving to (and staying in) places where unemployment is low and housing is affordable, according to a National Association of Realtors’ 2019 report. Madison, Wisconsin; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Omaha, Nebraska; and Grand Rapids,...
Westend61/Getty Images Buying a house is a life-changing process that requires lots of upfront financial planning. When looking for a home, keep certain factors in mind, including your financial situation, types of available loans, your credit score, the price of the house and your down payment so...
Photographee.eu/Shutterstock Slowing home-price growth gives many buyers a helping hand, but it’s taking a bite out of home sellers’ net profits. In the first quarter of 2019, sellers realized an average price gain of $57,500, or an average 31.5 percent return on their home’s purchase price, according...
Gina Ferazzi/Getty Images Renovations can make us happier in the places we call home, but some of the most dramatic updates can add real value when it’s time to sell. Since kitchen, deck and other upgrades can represent a significant cost, it’s helpful to know what kind...
1 of 6 Begin slideshow Simon Watson/Getty Images Budget-friendly bathroom remodels Having a...
Spaces Images/Getty Images A condominium allows you to wade into homeownership without plunging into the responsibilities of a single-family home. You pay dues to a condo association, which typically handles exterior building maintenance and landscaping. So you may find you don’t have to worry about painting your...