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...

  • 5 Things Millennial Home Buyers Should Know

      

    It’s no secret; millennials are struggling to get into the housing market. Many millennials prefer the flexibility of rentals, and others struggle to accommodate saving for a home on top of...

  • Real estate trend: Tiny homes are hot!

      

    This housing trend could cut your mortgage or rent payment down to almost nothing. Why buying a tiny house can save you big time.

  • 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

      

    When you buy a new car, you usually take it for a test drive. Now some home buyers are test driving homes as well.

  • Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff

      

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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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

      

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

  • 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.