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1 of 11 Begin slideshow Ryan DeBerardinis/Shutterstock.com The 10 worst foreclosure states in...
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...
tab1962/Getty Images Selling your home without hiring a real estate agent could mean thousands of dollars back in your pocket, which sounds tempting, especially as housing prices rise. But is it the best move? There are many websites that allow you to skip the listing agent and...
Stephen Brashear/Getty Images A shortage of homes for sale in the U.S. gives sellers the advantage in most housing markets. But many sellers don’t realize that getting rid of their house likely will cost them thousands of dollars. Real estate commissions and other fees can eat up...
Drew Angerer /Getty Images Residents of Long Island City, New York, and Crystal City, Virginia, which will split the Amazon HQ2 spoils, are either rejoicing or lamenting their fate. This tale of two cities focuses on the haves–homeowners–and the have-nots, also known as homebuyers and renters. For...
Granger Wootz/Getty Images That tiny crack in your wall or damp spot on your ceiling can be the sign of much bigger, more expensive problems. If you’re a renter, calling your landlord or apartment manager is a solution that probably won’t come out of your pocket, but...
1 of 31 Begin slideshow Ramunas Bruzas/Shutterstock How much house you can get...
Bloomberg/Getty Images Building a brand-new home to your exact specifications may sound like a dream come true, but home development can get pretty complicated, especially if you need to take out a loan to pay for it. From good credit to construction time tables, here’s everything you...
Comstock Images/Getty Images Spring is here and it’s a good time to embrace the notion that home maintenance can be costly upfront but, in the long run, it can actually save you money. Not only do you want your home to be comfortable, livable and safe...
aceshot1/Shutterstock.com If you’re selling your house, the place has to look its best so buyers can see its potential and imagine themselves living there. That’s what home-staging is all about. A professional home-stager will cost between $50 and $150 per hour, says Jessica Page, a broker with...