Our Top 20 is a list of local markets where the odds of making a good investment in rental property are in your favor right now - and, equally important, where the odds of making a bad investment are low - because the number of renters is growing fast. So fast that brokers and builders aren't yet aware of how much future demand there will be...Read More
It has never been easier to get your credit score for free. Discover recently launched a service that allows anyone to get their official FICO for free. CreditKarma has been giving away the VantageScore for years. And many credit card issuers have started providing FICO scores for free on statements and online...Read More
After eating the dust of growth stocks for a decade, the value investing strategy has come out ahead this year.
Some of the growth stocks that led last year’s returns either experienced altitude sickness or slowed. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shed 2% year to date after gaining 46% in 2015. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) gained 19% after a 32% year. Amazon...Read More
If you're looking for the perfect starter house, Trulia’s got you covered. Whether you're house hunting in Atlanta, GA, or scoping out Sacramento, CA real estate, there's a home out there for you — and it doesn't have to cost a mint. Here are eight affordable options, all priced at less than $200,000, and they're all loaded with charm...Read More
Here's the scenario: You’re getting closer to the home of your dreams in Dallas, TX. Your research shows you’ll qualify for the mortgage you want, based on minimum eligibility guidelines. Everything seems very black-and-white — until your lender says you don’t actually qualify, or there are additional requirements to meet be...Read More
Erica and Aaron Garner always knew they wanted to live on a big property with a lot of land and very few neighbors. “We wanted to get out of the concrete jungle,” laughs Erica. “We didn’t want to smell our neighbors’ smells, hear their arguments, or be told how we can live.&rdquo...Read More
When most people think about buying their first home, three options typically come to mind: single-family home, townhouse, or condo. But there’s a fourth option to consider: a duplex home. Owning a duplex in Boston, MA, or Seattle, WA, has certain perks, like getting you into homeownership with some mortgage and tax advantages. Plus, if you r...Read More