Homes & Real Estate

  • Bad credit? Here's what you need to know to get a mortgage

      

    Credit scores play a vital role in your ability to get a home mortgage. First things first: Credit scores are used to predict the likelihood of a payment default. And if your credit score...

  • 5 low-cost kitchen upgrades that are worth the investment

      

    If you're thinking about remodeling some or all of your kitchen, depending on the upgrades, it can be money well-spent! Here's a look at five upgrades under $500 that offer a good...

  • This is the ugliest color in the world, according to experts

      

    If you're thinking about painting a room in your house a new color, you may want to stay away from the one experts are calling the ugliest color in the world.  Experts name...

  • This is what $1,500 a month in rent gets you in America's biggest cities

      

    When it comes to renting a home, whether it’s an apartment or house, there are many things you likely consider, from how much natural light it gets to if pets are allowed. And you probably...

  • Living near this can increase the value of your home

      

    Living down the street from a rowdy concert outlet could have benefits for more than just music lovers!  Music to a homeowner's ears Read more: This one mistake is costing home...

  • These 10 kitchen upgrades could ruin your home's resale value

      

    There's a reason they say the kitchen is the heart of your home. Even if you don't cook, it's likely the room where you gather with family and friends. It might also serve as your home...

  • Kitchen apps that will reduce your food costs

      

    Americans throw away much of the food they buy. These apps can fix that and lower your food costs.

  • 5 warning signs of a mortgage relief scam

      

    Mortgage relief scams have become more common as of late, but a number of homeowners are unaware of these fraudulent activities and their consequences. These scams begin when the scammer calls a...

  • Mortgage rates are falling: Thank you, Brexit?

      

    Prospective homeowners may be able to save a bit on a mortgage, courtesy of Brexit. (If you're want to know Clark's take on what Brexit means for consumers, click here.) Read...

  • The $15 insurance policy all renters need

      

    More than one in three of us now rent a home instead of owning, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. That makes renters insurance a necessity, though few renters are willing to...

  • It's cheaper to live on a cruise ship than in these cities

      

    Cruise lovers, rejoice! It’s actually cheaper to cruise nonstop for an entire year than to pay rent and live in many major U.S. cities. That’s the latest finding of a study...

  • How to improve your credit after a foreclosure

      

    Losing a home due to foreclosure can leave a heavy mark on your credit record, however, there are things that you can do to re-build a great credit history sooner, making credit availability and...

  • The top home insurers of 2016

      

    When you're getting ready to shop for home insurance, what considerations come into mind? For most people, it's price first and foremost. What you pay is often the deciding factor in...

  • This easy DIY upgrade can increase your home's value by nearly $1,500

      

    If you're thinking about selling your house soon, you may want to go ahead and add a few coats of paint to the kitchen. Certain colors can increase your home's value According to...

  • Cheap and easy spray paint projects for your home

      

    If your home suddenly feels outdated, with its brassy fixtures and furnishings from the last century, this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time for an updating overhaul. Before you spend...