01.21.16

Home Ownership For People With Disabilities

Owning a home is the cornerstone of the American dream, yet far too few families get to enjoy this privilege. This is especially true of

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Eight Landlord Horror Stories That Will Dash Your Dream of Owning Rental Property

Investing in rental property is one way to grow your net worth while building equity in a tangible investment – a home or structure you

12.29.15
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The 3 Best Wyoming Homeowners Insurance Companies

Wyoming’s scenic setting in the expansive, mountainous West makes the state a popular destination for hikers, skiers, and tourists. But the Cowboy State’s climate — which includes snowy

12.29.15
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The 3 Best West Virginia Homeowners Insurance Companies

Thankfully, the steep terrain of the Mountain State does not equate to steep homeowners insurance premiums — the average rate in West Virginia hovers around $770

How to Find the Best Refinance Rates

It is still a good time to look for the best refinance rates that will save you money on your mortgage. Most experts agree that

12.10.15
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More Millennials Are Living at Home – and That’s Not a Bad Thing

A recent article over at Elite Daily, titled “Nearly Half of All 25-Year-Olds Are Living at Home With Their Parents,” starts like this: Think your

12.02.15
Annapolis, Md.

The 5 Best Maryland Homeowners Insurance Companies

Despite its coastal mid-Atlantic location, the average annual homeowners insurance premium in Maryland was just $837 in 2012  — over $100 less than the national average for that year.

11.30.15

How to Find the Best Mortgage Rates in 2016

The best mortgage rates are still at historic lows heading into 2016. According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve, average 30 year fixed mortgage rates

11.20.15
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The 3 Best South Dakota Homeowners Insurance Companies

Although premium rates in South Dakota are low — averaging $789 a year, more than $200 less than the national average — risk for weather-related property damage remains.

11.19.15
Charleston, SC

The 4 Best South Carolina Homeowners Insurance Companies

Turbulent weather conditions in South Carolina, such as flooding and hurricanes, force homeowners to pay higher than average home insurance premiums. The average rate in South

11.19.15
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The 3 Best Oklahoma Homeowners Insurance Companies

Oklahoma has a long history with natural disasters, and you don’t have to look far to see how damage from such disasters has affected the state’s homeowners.

11.19.15
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The 3 Best North Dakota Insurance Companies

Despite its nickname as the Peace Garden State, North Dakota’s tumultuous Midwestern climate is anything but peaceful. Homes in North Dakota are affected by natural

11.19.15
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The 3 Best New Mexico Homeowners Insurance Companies

New Mexico’s arid climate makes the state less prone to natural disasters, keeping homeowners insurance premiums low in the state. In 2012, the average annual

11.18.15
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The 4 Best Mississippi Homeowners Insurance Companies

Mississippi is no stranger to inclement weather — from hurricanes to floods to tornadoes, the Magnolia State has seen it all. This increased risk poses

11.17.15
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10 Ways Millennials Are Able to Save Money

As a ‘millennial,’ I constantly find myself on the receiving end of financial advice that’s either way over my head (tax-loss harvesting?) or seemingly impossible (how

11.06.15
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What Is an FHA Loan?

The term “FHA loan” is actually somewhat of a misnomer. That’s because the FHA, or Federal Housing Administration, doesn’t actually lend money to would-be homeowners.

11.01.15
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I Left the Coast for a Simpler Life in the Midwest – and You Can, Too

After graduating from college in 2009, I played professional basketball in Israel for three years. When I finished, I moved back to my hometown of

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Rent-to-Own Homes, Explained

“If you’re renting, you’re just throwing your money away.” No doubt you’ve heard this oversimplification many places. Of course, a decision about whether to rent

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