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 Build Passive Income Stream With Rental Property

How to Build Passive Income Stream With Rental Property

Out of all of the personal financial strategies, one of the most lucrative financial moves is that of purchasing property to lease out to renters. Doing this, if done correctly, can earn you a fantastic return […]

8 Home Maintenance Tasks and Repairs to Do This Fall

8 Home Maintenance Tasks and Repairs to Do This Fall

Home maintenance can be expensive but not nearly as costly as the price of neglect. Not only can you avoid costly repairs by keeping your home well maintained but you can also avoid serious risks to […]

Belong to a Homeowner’s Association? Pay Dues On Time or Risk Losing Your Home

Belong to a Homeowner’s Association? Pay Dues On Time or Risk Losing Your Home

A Homeowners Association serves a purpose – to manage the common areas of a community including parks, pools, and roads. Homeowners who live in the area are obligated to pay dues that usually cost between $100 […]

Is It Better to Buy Or Rent? [Infographic]

Is It Better to Buy Or Rent? [Infographic]

Everyone is talking about how now is a great time to buy a home. And, on the surface, it looks like the perfect time. Home prices are low, and mortgage interest rates remain at near-record lows. […]

How to Save Money on Your Mortgage

How to Save Money on Your Mortgage

Now more than ever, prospective home buyers are looking to cut costs and save money without cutting corners — or giving up on that cute little corner lot. It isn’t always easy. Not that home buying […]

6 Things to Negotiate When Buying a House

6 Things to Negotiate When Buying a House

Even though there are some scattered signs that the housing market is picking up, in most areas, it is still very much a buyer’s market. That means that you have some pull when it comes to […]

How Long Do You Have to Live In A Home to Justify Buying It?

How Long Do You Have to Live In A Home to Justify Buying It?

I recently heard an interesting discussion on Dave Ramsey’s radio show about the length of time you need to live in a home in order for it to make sense going through the process and expense […]

How to Make a Multi Family Household Work

How to Make a Multi Family Household Work

Ohana, multi-family living, “boomerang children”. No matter what you call it, extended families living under one roof or on one property can be a cultural norm or a way to cope with the financial difficulties that […]

A Guide to Remodeling Your Home: Home Renovations That Pay Off

A Guide to Remodeling Your Home: Home Renovations That Pay Off

If you’re already a homeowner, or plan to be you may at some point consider improving your home. Most homeowners have a mile long list of small improvements like painting rooms, fixing squeaky doors, or replacing […]

Should You Borrow to Refinance Your Home Loan?

Trees Full of Money has an article about Borrowing 401k Savings to Refinance Mortgage. I thought the question was interesting , and it is worth analyzing this situation, because many people are facing the same scenario. […]

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