Homes & Real Estate / Buying a Home

  • 4 Simple Tweaks That Will Enhance Your Home's Value

      

    ShopSmart magazine did a Top 10 list of things you could do to your home that have the greatest payoff in enhanced value. These easy DIY projects will increase your property's...

  • Websites To Comparison Shop Owner's Title Insurance

      

    When you buy a home or refinance one, you need a simple insurance policy that I just can't get people to buy…even though being without it can be deadly to your finances. Picture...

  • 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...

  • 6 Ways To Cut Home Energy Costs

      

    Utility bills can make up a significant portion of a family’s monthly budget. With a little planning, research, and work, you can cut your home's energy consumption by a substantial...

  • Test drive a home before you buy

      

    TRANSCRIPT: Spring home selling season is just about under way, and there are some new strategies that you're going to experience if you're out buying homes that a seller is using to sell...

  • Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff

      

  • Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff

      

    Many homeowners looking to pay off their mortgage early are setting up official bi-monthly payment plans. Why it’s a bad idea, and what to do instead.

  • 4 Ways To Get the Best Deal on a Mortgage

      

    Now may be an excellent time to start checking out your local housing markets thanks to interest rates that continue to hover around their lowest point ever. While Baby Boomers and older members...

  • Getting the best rate on your mortgage

      

    Adair Cates moved into her new house last November. It's the second home she and her husband purchased, but the first time they shopped around for the best mortgage rate. This time we...

  • 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...

  • First time homeowners: Save big on mortgages

      

    First time homebuyers I have great news for first time homebuyers or someone coming back into the housing market. It has gotten significantly easier for you to qualify for a mortgage and get...

  • 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...

  • Find the Best Interest Rates for a Mortgage or Refinance

      

    It is a terrible fact of life that getting a mortgage is the biggest pain in the rear just about of any financial thing you will ever have to do.Just when you think you've given them every last...

  • Housing trend returns: Multi-generation homes

      

    A new study shows that home buyers are once again looking for homes that can fit multiple generations under one roof.