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A new fee-free mobile banking option

A new fee-free mobile banking option

Are you one of millions of Americans on the secret bank "banned list," banned from opening a new bank account? Here's a fee-free solution for you.

Do Real Estate Agents Really Matter Anymore?

With all the technology out there for home buyers and sellers, do real estate agents really matter anymore? For buyers, the research you can do online and with your phone is amazing. Apps like Redfin and HomeSnap will let you drive down a street, pull out your smartphone, aim it ...

10 Things To Know Before Buying a Home

If you've read my previous articles on ClarkHoward.com, you know that I paid off my $86,000 mortgage in 2 years. Now, I'm excited to be moving into a new home after recently becoming a third-time homebuyer. While the real estate process isn't new to me, there's always something to learn ...

The real way homes are bought and sold today

The real way homes are bought and sold today

The way real estate is bought and sold is changing. Here's how technology can help (and hurt ) you in today's market.

How To Get Trusted Referrals for Home Repairs

Right now, renovating a home is much, much easier than it had been during the real estate bubble. So how do you pick a contractor? I recall back during the bubble how often I'd get calls from homeowners complaining they couldn't get a call back from contractors. The frenzy around ...

When Is It OK To Have a Mortgage in Retirement?

A new federal report says one-third of retirees now have a mortgage. That is virtually unprecedented in American history. Historically, when people turned 65, the majority of them would have been mortgage debt-free. But that scenario is changing. Having a mortgage in retirement may or may not be a danger ...

5 Smart Steps To Getting an FHA Home Loan

Despite today's economy, even minimum wage workers can achieve the American Dream of homeownership. The Federal Housing Administration offers you the ability to generally bring the least amount of money to the closing table possible. Most FHA loans require 3.5% down payment of the purchase price. (Though if you don't ...

Mortgage loans denied to expectant mothers

Mortgage loans denied to expectant mothers

Some traditional lenders are illegally denying mortgages to expectant mothers. There are better ways to get a mortgage if you're having trouble securing one.

Save Thousands on a Mortgage or Refinance

You can save thousands of dollars on a mortgage or refinance with just one simple tip. Some time ago, The Los Angeles Times  reported more than half of all people stop at one lender when they're getting quotes for a mortgage or refi. Bad idea. In one example, the difference ...

Georgia Natural Gas Guide

  Fall is finally here and natural gas rates are on everyone's mind. But 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 ...

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