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.

8 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a Home

8 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a Home

Despite the housing market still being in shambles after the housing boom and bust this decade, many people are drawn to home ownership as part of the American dream. While owning a home has a lot […]

3 Ways to Move. Which is the Best Option for You?

3 Ways to Move. Which is the Best Option for You?

When it comes to moving, costs can quickly add up. I know. I’ve moved across the country twice, and made a few smaller regional moves. From paying for the gas to make the move, to truck […]

How to Work With a Contractor and Not Get Ripped Off

How to Work With a Contractor and Not Get Ripped Off

What could be worse than a natural disaster coming through your area and seriously damaging your home? It seems that nothing could: you’ve got water or mud in your home, the roof is leaking (or has […]

7 Things to Consider When Renting an Apartment

7 Things to Consider When Renting an Apartment

Renting can be a wise choice for many housing situations. Buying a home is a long term, somewhat permanent, big investment of time and money. Renting an apartment, condo, townhouse, or house is much easier. All […]

What Do Closing Costs Include When Buying a Home

What Do Closing Costs Include When Buying a Home

Buying a house is a big undertaking with a lot of legal paperwork filled with fine print. It can be overwhelming to understand exactly what you are signing and what you are actually paying for. One […]

10 Spring Lawn Treatment Tips to Save You Money

10 Spring Lawn Treatment Tips to Save You Money

As the days continue to grow longer, it might be a good idea to start thinking about your spring lawn treatment for the upcoming year. Most homeowners take pride in maintaining the perfect lawn, which can […]

When Should You Refinance Your Home and Why

When Should You Refinance Your Home and Why

Should you refinance your mortgage? A lot of people have been pondering this question lately. The currently low mortgage rates is a big part of why refinancing is appealing. But refinancing to lower your monthly mortgage […]

What You Need to Know About Buying Bank-Owned Foreclosure Properties

What You Need to Know About Buying Bank-Owned Foreclosure Properties

With the staggering amount of foreclosures in recent years, you may have never thought before of purchasing a bank-owned home but now may be the right time to do some reconsideration. It is important to understand […]

Selling vs. Renting: Should You Sell Your Home or Rent It Out?

Selling vs. Renting: Should You Sell Your Home or Rent It Out?

The real estate market can be a tricky industry to navigate, especially for those who do not have a lot of experience in the area.  The sale of a home may be the result of the […]

Saving Money for a Mortgage Down Payment

Saving Money for a Mortgage Down Payment

During the housing boom, mortgage lenders eased down payment requirements to get more people into homes. The down payment was literally nothing in some cases. In fact, the availability of 110% mortgages — loans for 10% […]

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