What Is an APR? Annual Percentage Rate, Explained

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Audrey Ference

What is an APR? The annual percentage rate, or APR, is how much you'll pay in interest and other fees when you get a mortgage from a lender to buy a home. APR can also be considered the total cost for a debt over a one-year period.

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6 Habits All Successful Home Buyers Have in Common

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
Margaret Heidenry

Welcome to 2019! Resolving to eat more kale and take the stairs are fine resolutions. But if this is the year you vow to buy a home, we'd love to suggest a few new habits to help you get there.

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5 Ways You're Sabotaging the Sale of Your Home

Friday, December 28th, 2018
Terri Williams

So you've finally decided to put your home on the market. You've planned your first open house, begun searching for new digs, and even made a mental packing list. Now all you have to do is sit back and wait for the offers to roll in, right?

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5 Home Staging Ideas That Work Wonders During Winter

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
Jeanne Sager

Winter is the time of year when most home buyers, like bears, retreat to their own cozy homes and hibernate. So what if you have a house you must sell right now, winter be damned?

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10 Scariest Things a Home Inspector Might Find in Your House

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018
Karen Marsala

Home inspections are scary. Just when you swear you've found the house of your dreams, a home inspector comes along and tells you everything's that's wrong with it—which might lead you to think you should run for the hills!

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What can eclipse the excitement of moving to a new home? The headache of packing and unpacking, deciding what to toss, and actually transporting all of your prized possessions, that's what. It's a big job, and someone has to do it—but that doesn't make the impending stress of moving any less overwhelming.

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MUST-HAVE TOOLS FOR HOMEOWNERS

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
Janice Lavelle

When you own your home, things are going to break and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix them yourself. Luckily, you don’t need an arsenal of tools to handle most home maintenance fixes. These five tools will cover most of your basic projects.

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Tarek and Christina El Moussa have faced their fair share of challenges on "Flip or Flop." Many homes are in terrible condition—they've seen failing foundatioins and out-of-date interiors—but they always seem to overcome, with a savvy renovation concept and on-trend design choices.

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6 Dumb Ways Renters End Up in Apartments They Hate

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Daniel Bortz

Renting an apartment is no walk in the park: In this era of Craigslist scams and jargon-filled lease agreements, so much can go wrong, landing unwitting renters in a financial mess, stuck in apartments they regret.

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Old House vs. New House: Which Is Better to Buy?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
Stephanie Booth

Old house vs. new house: If you're shopping for a place to live, this may be one of your primary decisions. Is it better to buy brand-new? Or do homes, like wine, get better with time? It turns out there's no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are distinct pros and cons to each purchase.

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