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When most people discuss the benefits of owning a home, they'll talk all about how real estate is a great financial investment and how you’ll save so much money in the long run. While this is usually true, the non-financial benefits of owning a home can...

Many people are flocking to the foreclosure home market. In it, you are able to buy homes that are quite inexpensive, fix them up, and sell them for a profit or use them for yourself. There are a few good reasons that foreclosure houses are...

Apartments.com recently published the results of their 2014 survey of what matters the most to renters when finding a new place to live. Some of the results might surprise you. As a matter of fact, only 21% of the 2,500 respondents said living in a cool...

In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission reported that 1 in 4 consumers have found errors on their credit reports that could affect their score. At the same time, the overwhelming majority of Americans fail to check their credit report at least once in a year. Knowing how...

When moving into a new house or apartment with roommates, it's important to find a fair way of determining how much each person should pay for rent. As a matter of fact, this should be discussed and agreed upon before even applying for the apartment....

Many renters say they prefer to rent because it is simple and doesn’t carry the stress of home ownership. In some cases that might make sense. In truth, they are simply making other people rich. I say this with one word in mind: equity.   What...

Less than 20% of Americans check their credit report in any given year, even though it's free. No hidden fees, no credit card required. You can check your credit report once per year for absolutely no cost The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of...

By Rebecca Reich/January 20, 2015   You've followed the usual house hunting tips like, "bring a camera and take pictures so you can compare places later." You always test the water pressure and inquire about the average utility bills. But sure enough, once you move in...

January 12, 2015 by Marc Lebowitz Single family home sales in December 2014 were 597 in Ada County, an increase of 3.5% compared to December 2013. YTD total sales are down 2.5% compared to this time last year; 7,764 homes sold compared to 7,7,964. Total dollar volume for...

By Barbara Pronin, RISMedia Columnist   Looking for that perfect house can be daunting enough on your own. With children in tow, it can seem impossible-but it isn't if you prepare. To help make house hunting with children more manageable, take a few tips from Riverside, Calif....