Homes & Real Estate / Realtors & Services

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Beware of foreclosures being rented by fake landlords

      

    If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to rent you a foreclosure. Read more: Best and worst door locks for your money A...

  • Best and worst door locks for your money

      

    The locks on your doors are one of the most important parts of the entry points to your home. They're what let you in and keeps the bad guys out! So be sure you're getting the best lock...

  • A monthly New Year's plan to declutter your home

      

    When the holidays are over, do you panic wondering what to do with all the gifts, new holiday decor and ornaments? Do you ask yourself, "Will another tub fit on that groaning garage shelf...

  • 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...

  • Can you sell your home on Facebook?

      

    Since opening up to the public in 2006, Facebook, and the wave of social media platforms that followed, have completely transformed how we conduct our social and business lives. It's permeated...

  • Why the holidays are the best time to buy or sell a house

      

    There's no place like home for the holidays -- and that's doubly true if you're looking to buy a home right now! After being flat on its back, the housing market has come roaring...

  • 'Pocket listings' are a hot new trend in real estate

      

    Nowadays when you look for home, what do you do? You look on the computer, or more likely you look on your phone via an app like Zillow or so many others. When you're driving around and see a...

  • Tips for first-time homebuyers

      

    Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of qualifying for a loan and shopping for your first home. Tips for first-time homebuyers: What you need to do before you...

  • 3 big reasons a mortgage prequalification isn't enough to buy a home

      

    Homebuyers are often told they need to prequalify for a mortgage. That's good advice, up to a point; a prequalification is only a baby step toward getting a loan. What's better -- by far...

  • Move Over Man Caves, Here Come "She Sheds"

      

    By Rick Couri of KRMG HOUSTON — “She Sheds” are meant to be a place where ladies can get away from those smelly men and do the things ladies want to do. Tamara Harbert...

  • 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...

  • 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...