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Surging home values draw more to the cash-out refinance.
Plans we have been dreaming up all winter now have the time and sunlight to be realized, but think small and smart so you don’t miss out on the season’s fun.
Though you may have the option to sweep closing costs out of sight, don't push them out of mind.
In a time of low rates, refinancing can put homeowners into a more comfortable, predictable fixed-rate mortgage.
Comparing offers is most effective when you know what might be hiding in the details.
How your finances change when you suddenly own a lot more home than before.
Reversing a 6-year trend, new single-family homes get bigger, so how are we using the extra space?
Criminals hijack the closing process to steal down payments, crushing people's dream of homeownership.
People share their top picks for the worst real estate advice out there.
Which of these vintage money-saving hacks around the house will you share first?
Many people lose sleep worrying about money, while others practice these five strategies.
Boss-level home improvement: Build a tiny house on your property, and the renter pays your mortgage.
Follow this 4-step financial fitness program so lenders will see you at your best.
Insurance by your credit card, even if there's a flat fee, is bound to be cheaper than what's offered by the rental car company.
A more walkable life in a place with character and trees can be yours when you buy an older home.
5 reasons it might be time to review your coverage.
Thanks to our always-connected economy, something of value that you aren't using at the moment could bring you fast cash.
Features and upgrades so enticing in a new home can be added to an existing home and paid for with equity.
Predatory flippers have expanded their hunting grounds, but ugliness is in the eye of the beholder.
The long summer days give you ample time to tackle these four tasks and get back to the fun.
Don't do this before applying for a mortgage or refinance.
Your home has two sides: Enjoy the outside this summer with our inspiring ideas.
Many of us can't wait to travel again, but before we head out, we should take measures to keep bad guys from getting in.
Don't expect a wow factor from the project with the best ROI.
3 features of a cash-out refinance that indicate you are making a wise move.