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Understanding Equity: Why Now is the Time to Buy a Home

feverbetched / Getty Images / istockphoto The aforementioned bidding and selling price wars that defined an overheated housing market last year have forced frustrated buyers to the sidelines, as they have to wait for the market to cool off in 2022. Unfortunately for them, the New Year did not bring any magic. Explore: 8 remote …

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Demand for Vacation Homes Declining: Is This the Right Time to Buy?

© Shutterstock.com You’ve been thinking about buying a vacation home for a while, but you’re not sure if now is the right time to buy. This is a big buy, so you’ll want to make sure it’s a sound investment. Tip: 25 things to sell when you’re ready to retire Searching for: 6 household essentials …

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5 affordable ways to upgrade your basement

JamesBrey / iStock.com A basement can be a wet, damp, or underground storage shed—or it can be a bright, cheerful extension of a home’s living space. If you’re looking to change the look of your basement, there’s a lot you can do without paying for a basement makeover. Here is a list of easy and …

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The most common places to find gold and other hidden valuables are in old houses

John Billos / Shutterstock.com While buying an old home does come with some downsides, there may be an unexpected reward waiting for the diligent homeowner – gold and other valuables are sometimes hidden and then forgotten in various nooks and crannies. That’s right, according to GoldRefiners.com, it’s not uncommon for people to leave valuables behind …

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12 Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Contractor

© Shutterstock.com Building and renovating a home can be an expensive, time-consuming, and complex process and no homeowner has to go it alone. Hiring a licensed professional contractor is your best bet, but if you haven’t done so before—or don’t even know where to start—trying to find the right contractor for your project can be …

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Real estate experts reveal the best money you can spend on your home

slobo / Getty Images / istockphoto Are you thinking of renovating your home? More than half (55%) of American homeowners are too, according to the 2022 Houzz & Home Study. Learn: 15 Worse Countries to Live on on Just a Social Security CheckSmall Business Spotlight 2022: Nominate Your Favorite Small Businesses by July 25 Home …

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Should you sell and rent your house until the market cools down?

chrisadoski / Getty Images With mortgage rates soaring and inventory opening up, many experts believe the inflamed pandemic housing market has peaked. This makes homeowners consider selling while prices are still too high and rent until the market cools so they can buy again at a reasonable price and pocket the difference. It’s a great …

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6 real estate investors on the best deals they’ve scored on homes

Stock-Asso / Shutterstock.com John Stuart Mill, 19The tenthA British economist of the last century, who in his 1848 book Principles of Political Economy shared this general thought: “Owners get richer in their sleep.” He was right. In the nearly 175 years since then, the vast wealth derived from investing in real estate has been passed …

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Kitchen Remodeling Is The Most Unfortunate Home Improvement – Homeowners Have Financial Problems

LightFieldStudios / iStock.com Nearly a third of homeowners who remodeled their homes between March 2020 and January 2022 and exceeded budget by more than $50,000 have regretted their decision, according to a three-part survey of Lantern by SoFi. See: 10 Kitchen Renovations That Will Damage Your Home’s ValueExplore: 9 ways to save on kitchen renovations …

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This TikTok Viral Star Turned Rug Hobby Into A Big Income

Money / Live Broadcast Podcast Visual artists find their space to gain popularity on social media and turn their art into profitable businesses. Viral TikTok and YouTube star Simji do just that with their creative work crafting intricate rugs. She fell in love with making rugs after scrolling through social media and seeing custom rugs …

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