What credit score do you need to rent an apartment or rental house? In some cases, more than you do to buy a house. Here's how to avoid a credit check, and to improve your score if you have to pass one.
Rising home prices might be getting buyers down, but for already existing homeowners? They’re offering serious financial benefits. According to new data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner saw their home equity jump by more than $15,000 last year alone – the biggest increase in four years.
You could just pack up your stuff and move out of your parents' house and in with a friend. But that's probably not the smartest way to be successful as a young adult paying for housing. Follow these tips to do it right and be more comfortable.
Can a home equal happiness? If you buy a house in Fremont, California it just might. According to a new ranking, Fremont is the nation’s happiest city, boasting ample health, employment and community opportunities.
To get the best homes for rent, you need to be an attractive prospect for landlords. Check your credit and clean it up or at least explain any blemishes Get references in advance Choose property you can afford so they know you'll be able to pay on time Rental housing: Get the most for your […]
Single women home buyers may make up one of the biggest segments of the market, but that doesn’t mean the world is their oyster. According to a new ranking, while some states offer women prime opportunities for employment, health, safety and overall well-being, just as many don’t. And most of those sub-par states? They’re in the South.
We all know it costs to buy a home. But what if your city actually helped you with those costs, giving you free land, cash grants and other financial incentives just to move there? In a handful of American towns, that’s exactly what buyers can expect.
There’s a lot of talk about the housing affordability crisis faced by Millennial home buyers. But according to new data, today’s buyers are actually enjoying a much more affordable market than their parents did 40 years ago.
Moving home to save money Living with your parents can turbo boost your ability to save for a down payment. And it's a strategy increasing numbers of young professionals who want to be homeowners are adopting. One thing many neglects to do first is to find out how big a down payment they may need. […]