Home is where the heart is, but it’s also likely to be your largest investment, too. With that in mind, Debt.com has the latest news, trends and tools homeowners need to know about to avoid mortgage issues that can lead to foreclosure. We help you buy, sell, renovate and maintain your home for less so you can keep housing costs minimized.
August 10, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
The rub? More than half of Americans worry they can’t afford it
August 10, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
Because of the recession, Gen Xers are still struggling to pay off the majority of their mortgages — and are falling behind older and younger generations in the process.
August 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn
There are major cities across the country seeing huge spikes in rent over the last year. Is it time to move?
August 7, 2017 | Ryan Lynch
Named Stuart, Anna or Peter? You’re more likely to have a higher home value.
July 26, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
Once they relocated, they set their sights on their retirement goals.
July 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader declared bankruptcy, but her air conditioning unit is the real problem now.
July 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn
On average, homes with blue bathrooms sold for $5,440 more than those without blue bathrooms.
June 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Homeowners don’t realize that they can pay upwards of $15,000 just to sell their home.
June 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
It’s not as simple as it sounds, but also not as hard as it looks: Raise your credit score.
May 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Most moms say their adult children aren’t ready to live on their own and only one-third of young adults are looking to move out of their parent’s house.
May 5, 2017 | Money Talks News
Are you setting yourself up to fail?
April 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Low inventory on homes means sellers may not find a new place to live.
April 6, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Trump thinks so, but research shows they do far more good than harm.
March 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Fewer homes are underwater, but it’s not making much of a difference as a couple metro areas are starting to suffer way more than others.
March 22, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Parents are downsizing and delaying retirement to make sure their kids and their savings are both in tact.
March 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn
If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.
February 27, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Young, unwed couples are buying homes faster than they were a decade ago. While married couples still make up the bulk of homebuyers, 15 percent are couples that aren’t married.
February 17, 2017 | Money Talks News
Swimming against a never-ending tide of stuff? Make 2017 your year of living clutter-free.
February 15, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
Maybe going green really is worth it.
January 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Can’t keep living paycheck-to-paycheck? You don’t have to if you move to any of the cheapest states in the U.S.
January 17, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The White House is valued at $400 million but as Donald Trump moves in, he’ll be downgrading.
November 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn
One in five homes for sale is affordable on an average teacher’s salary.
November 21, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
Rent and home affordability are both major concerns for millennials
November 16, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
This new generation embraces an older concept: Homes are investments.
November 8, 2016 | Money Talks News
What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things you think make you look good, but really don’t.
November 3, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher
We ask a CPA for advice. What he says might surprise you.
October 11, 2016 | Money Talks News
Don’t spend money on costly pest management. You can keep critters away yourself for less.
September 14, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
High-end homes are even more likely to get blind offers
August 29, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Asian Americans have a higher median personal income, believe they can retire earlier, and save more money than the general population.
August 2, 2016 | Money Talks News
Some experts say retiring with debt isn’t bad. But they might not be talking about you.
August 1, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Why it’s cheaper to take a year-long vacation than it is to live in California
July 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn
High demand for lower-end units causes rents to rise
July 27, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
American voters want the presidential candidates to acknowledge the housing crisis, or risk losing their vote
July 14, 2016 | Dori Zinn
With mounting student loan debt and stiff competition in home-buying, millennials aren’t confident they can afford it. Home costs are going up but incomes aren’t.
July 11, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Across the United States, low-income earners are spending nearly 23 percent of their income on mortgage payments. In some areas, Americans are spending more than 30 percent of their income.
July 6, 2016 | Dori Zinn
The majority of millennials actually want to get married, buy a house, and adult with the rest of society.
June 20, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Why many are struggling to buy and sell homes
May 17, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Why those in housing industry think homes will be in a short supply, and why they believe millennials are to blame
March 17, 2016 | Debt.com
These home improvements won’t take long, so they’re definitely worth your time.
February 23, 2016 | Money Talks News
A house may be your most important purchase. Don’t blow it by making one of these dumb mistakes.
February 11, 2016 | Debt.com
You’re wasting time and not saving money.
December 15, 2015 | Money Talks News
Adding these renewable-energy systems to your home can lower heating or cooling costs — and your tax bill.
December 9, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader’s mother has $37,000 in credit card debt. Her son thinks he found a loophole.
October 13, 2015 | Debt.com
The worst part: There’s only so much you can do about it.
July 23, 2015 | Debt.com
They don’t cost a lot, either.
March 17, 2015 | Lulu Ramadan
Melting snow and heavy rain mean your home is at risk of flooding. Here’s how to stay high and dry.
March 13, 2015 | Steve Rhode
A reader wants to know if rent is really “throwing money away.”
February 12, 2015 | Brandon Ballenger
A majority of former homeowners say they’d rather keep renting than buy another home. Here’s all our advice for the new breed of nomads…
November 11, 2014 | Meghan Stewart
Save your cash and counter space by avoiding these absolutely useless appliances.
September 2, 2014 | Jess Miller
Smart home technology can save you time, is easy to install, and can cost less than you think.