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Getting the best rate on your mortgage

Getting the best rate on your mortgage

Homebuyers, you may be losing cash without realizing it. Here are steps people are *not* taking that are costing them a lot of money.

Solar Panel Installation Guide

Is your power bill getting too costly? Now may be the time to consider installing solar at your home. Residential solar installations are expected to be up 50% year over year. A small number of states where laws are favorable to solar account for a big chunk of that growth: ...

How To Get the Best Deal on Rent

2015 looks set to be the year of low rent if you're willing to accept the shopping challenge! Here are some tips to get you started. The price of rent is going down Apartment complexes are being radically overbuilt across much of the country. Everybody in the Big Money crowd ...


Do You Know What Your Mortgage Interest Rate Is?

More than 1 in 3 of us are clueless about what our mortgage interest rate is, according to a new survey. Think about it: Your mortgage is the #1 expense in our lives and 33% of us don't know what interest rate we're paying! What you don't know can ...

Georgia Natural Gas Guide

  Which company has the best rate for you? My monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide... Here are the low-cost leaders for fixed rate natural gas plans There are actually 2 low-cost price leaders this month for fixed rates, according to the Georgia Public ...

New ratings: Best mattresses for your money

New ratings: Best mattresses for your money

A good mattress is important, but so is a good price. Here’s where to start shopping for the most affordable good nights sleep.


Is a Biweekly Mortgage Plan a Good Idea?

While listening to the Clark Howard Show a few months back, a listener called in to ask if a biweekly mortgage plan (a program where you make half your mortgage payment every two weeks rather than once per month) was a good idea. I was shocked when Clark emphatically told ...

Save money with do-it-yourself security systems

Save money with do-it-yourself security systems

Clark looks at a do-it-yourself home security system that cuts out the middle man -- and your monthly payments.

First time homeowners: Save big on mortgages

First time homeowners: Save big on mortgages

Clark breaks down the changes in the FHA loan program and tells you what to look for while shopping for mortgage lenders.

New Mortgage Requirements for First-Time Homebuyers

Good news for first-time homebuyers or those who don't own a home today and want to. The strict regulations that forced so many of you out of the market are easing up. Downpayments and credit score requirements are changing It's been difficult during the last 8 years for first-time homebuyers ...

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