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Take Appreciation Lessons From Warren Buffett  

Take Appreciation Lessons From Warren Buffett  

Billionaire and renowned investor Warren Buffett has seen mammoth appreciation for a getaway home he owns in Laguna Beach, Calif. He purchased it in 1971 for $150,000. Now Buffett is selling the six-bedroom, 6.5-bath home for $11 million. Are there any lessons from Buffett’s savvy investment that others can draw from who are looking for

Small Is Beautiful  

Small Is Beautiful  

When shopping for a new home, bigger is better, right? When it comes to roomier closets and more spacious kitchens, probably — but not so much when considering the return on your investment. According to a NerdWallet analysis of three years of data from Realtor.com for 20 of the largest U.S. metro areas, smaller homes

Is This the New Normal?  

Is This the New Normal?  

The homeownership rate is on the decline again. The latest numbers reflecting the fourth quarter of 2016 show the homeownership rate fell from 63.8 percent a year earlier to 63.7 percent, the Census Bureau reported. While the drop may seem slight, it reflects an overall trend for homeownership in the country for the past few

February is home buying time

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Frigid temperatures and treacherous winter weather are here to stay a little while longer, since the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning, signaling six more weeks of winter. Read more: Study: January, February Great for Buying This weather prediction may even bring more deals for buyers wanting to kickstart their home search. Typically winter months

Three Factors That Affect Your Moving Estimate

Factors That Affect Your Moving Estimate

Factor in the cost of moving as you move into a new house. When moving to a new home, it’s important to know what costs you’re going to incur. Of course, you know that the mortgage, inspection, taxes, insurance, and fees are going to take out a sizeable chunk of your income. While you’re calculating

Habits to Start Now if You Want to Buy a Home in 2017

House Hunting Habits to Start

Now is the time to practice some smart habits to improve your home-buying success. If buying a new home is on the top of your New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to get started. Infusing small changes and better habits into your lifestyle will help to ensure that the home buying process will be smooth for

Five Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2017

Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2017

2017 may be an excellent year to sell your house. Now that we’re into the swing of the New Year, it’s time to get started on your list of to-dos. If one of those is to sell your home, it’s best to get a head start and list it early. By getting in on the

Homebuyer’s Sanity-Saving Checklist

Homebuyer’s Sanity-Saving Checklist

Streamline the process of home buying with this step-by-step list. Every homeowner’s buying process is as individual as the home itself. While you must endure the ups and downs on the road to homeownership, there are certainly ways for every future homeowner to be more prepared for the journey ahead. Here is a checklist for