Real Estate and Homeownership

Your home is likely to be one of your biggest assets during your lifetime, as such, it is included here. However, this section also covers the broad area of renting, real estate investing, homeownership, home buying and selling, home renovation, and mortgages. Additionally, check out related articles in these sections: savings, investing, and financial planning.

Real Estate and Homeownership is a subsection of asset management.

How to Break Your Rental Lease Legally

How to Break Your Rental Lease Legally

When you agree to live in a rental, you usually have to sign a lease for a specified period of time. Often, landlords like to see you sign a lease for at least a year, depending […]

Using Your Mortgage as an Inflation Hedge or Pay It Off Early

Using Your Mortgage as an Inflation Hedge or Pay It Off Early

Can mortgage rates get any lower? How long will homebuyers and refinancing homeowners be able to enjoy these low rates? And if you’ve got a low rate, how should you treat it? Mortgage rates have been […]

How to Get a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed

How to Get a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed

One of the biggest challenges faced by someone who is self-employed is getting a mortgage loan. Prior to the financial crisis of 2008, it was possible to solve this problem by getting a “no-doc” loan or […]

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

Home prices have been in decline since the housing bubble burst several years ago. Yet the tax assessed values of homes hasn’t moved as drastically. The truth is if you’ve been living in your home for […]

Top 5 Tips to Investing in Rental Property for Fun and Profit

Top 5 Tips to Investing in Rental Property for Fun and Profit

You’ve undoubtedly noticed that real estate prices are ridiculously low (in some areas of the United States) as are interest rates. On top of that, people have lost their homes in record numbers. That has been […]

10 Extra Costs When You Buy a New Construction Home

10 Extra Costs When You Buy a New Construction Home

When you purchase a new home, there are a lot of costs that you might not think about. Some of the common costs of home ownership, in addition to the mortgage payment (principal and interest) include […]

Is a Home Warranty a Smart Home Expense?

Is a Home Warranty a Smart Home Expense?

With the housing market in the United States leaning in favor of the buyers, sellers are offering a variety of incentives to sell their homes. One popular incentive is a home warranty. Having a home warranty […]

How to Get Started in Investment Property

How to Get Started in Investment Property

Investment property can be a great way to earn significant income without having to do significant amounts of work. Some call owning rental property a passive income strategy, but owning physical real estate is never truly […]

Does It Make Financial Sense to Walk Away from Your Mortgage?

Does It Make Financial Sense to Walk Away from Your Mortgage?

Home prices continue to struggle to recover. On top of that, there are even predictions that home prices will dip again by June 2012. Economic conditions remain difficult, and that means that the housing market will […]

How Your Mortgage Acts as a Hedge Against Inflation

How Your Mortgage Acts as a Hedge Against Inflation

Inflation and hyperinflation are concerns on the minds of the economists in the United States. With the amount of money that is being pumped into our financial system it is inevitable that prices will begin to […]

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