Homes & Real Estate / Buying a Home

  • Why you should buy a house below your means

      

    Often when you begin your house hunting journey, you picture the perfect house that has everything you want. You might dream of a glorious mansion, a chic city condo, a comfortable...

  • Is buying a foreclosure online a bargain?

      

    Are you a homebuyer thinking about how to buy a foreclosure to save money? According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the foreclosed properties in November 2015 sold at an average of...

  • Buying a home? Here are 9 costly mortgage mistakes to avoid

      

    For most Americans, it's pretty safe to say that a house will be the biggest purchase you'll make in your lifetime -- and a mortgage will be the biggest debt you'll ever carry. So...

  • Foreclosure predictions for 2016

      

    The housing market is back on its feet -- or is it? Following the burst of the housing bubble and the crisis that followed, it seemed every other home on any street in the U.S. was in foreclosure....

  • How can you find the best mortgage rates?

      

    Most people are intimidated by the mortgage application process so they only go to one lender for a loan. Yet you know instinctively that shopping around gets you the best price on most anything...

  • 10 top school districts and what it costs to live there

      

    Home buyers with school aged children have more than just location, property values and home features to consider when shopping for a house. A good school district rises to the top of their search...

  • Georgia natural gas guide

      

     Which company has the best rate for you? My regular update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide... Here are the low-cost leaders for fixed rate natural gas plans There...

  • Buy or rent? The new view of the American Dream

      

    Once upon a time, the American Dream was to own your own home, complete with the proverbial white picket fence. But over the past few decades, that dream has been shifting to something less...

  • New robotic bricklayer can build a house in just two days

      

    Australian robotics company, Fastbrick Robotics, has created a bricklaying robot that lays bricks 20 times faster than a human bricklayer -- and is 10 years in the making.  At first...

  • 5 starter home tips for Millennials with student loan debt

      

    You're in your 20s or 30s and saddled with student loan debt. Maybe you're not yet earning what you expected this far out from graduation, and now you're wondering how to save for a...

  • 6 ways to win a real estate bidding war

      

    The real estate market in many cities across America has come back to life. In some markets, buyers are getting outbid time and again by investors who can pay cash and close quickly....

  • Couple duped by fake Craigslist movers lose everything

      

    A Missouri couple lost most of their things after they hired movers off Craigslist to take their belongings to North Carolina and got duped, according to media reports. Read more: Foreclosures...

  • 11 home trends that are so over

      

    Remodeling soon? Somebody has to say it: It's time for some home designs to disappear.

  • 7 tax loopholes that make homeowners happy

      

    When it comes to saving money, most homeowners are more than happy to jump into a tax loophole or two. The good news is that those loopholes abound, and they are perfectly legal ways to save money...

  • FHA loans to be easier for those with bad credit

      

    People with less than perfect credit could be eligible for a home loan with recent changes being made to the FHA loan program.