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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.

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Want to Own a Home? It’s Harder for Teachers Than Others

November 24, 2016 | Dori Zinn

One in five homes for sale is affordable on an average teacher’s salary.

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Homebuyers Are Concerned About Affordability, Especially Millennials

November 21, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

Rent and home affordability are both major concerns for millennials

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Millennials Twice as Likely as Boomers to Use Home Equity Loans

November 16, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

This new generation embraces an older concept: Homes are investments.

How much money do you need to be happy?

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look Dumb

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.

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Should You Use a 401k Loan to Pay for a Bathroom Remodel?

November 3, 2016 | Dollar Stretcher

We ask a CPA for advice. What he says might surprise you.

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10 Cheap, Effective Ways to Pest-Proof Your Home

October 11, 2016 | Money Talks News

Don’t spend money on costly pest management. You can keep critters away yourself for less.

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One in Five Buy Their Homes “Sight Unseen”

September 14, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony

High-end homes are even more likely to get blind offers

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Asian Americans Value Money More Than the Rest of Us

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.

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Is it OK to Retire With Debt?

August 2, 2016 | Money Talks News

Some experts say retiring with debt isn’t bad. But they might not be talking about you.

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Want to Save Money? Live on a Cruise Ship

August 1, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why it’s cheaper to take a year-long vacation than it is to live in California

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Rents Rising the Most Among the Cheapest Apartments

July 28, 2016 | Dori Zinn

High demand for lower-end units causes rents to rise

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America: Home of the Houseless

July 27, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

American voters want the presidential candidates to acknowledge the housing crisis, or risk losing their vote

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Everyone Thinks It’s a Great Time to Buy a Home

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.

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Cheap Homes Are Selling, But People Who Need Them Can’t Afford Them

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.

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Millennials Aren’t as Different as They Think They Are

July 6, 2016 | Dori Zinn

The majority of millennials actually want to get married, buy a house, and adult with the rest of society.

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Student Debt is Promoting a Stagnant Housing Market

June 20, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence

Why many are struggling to buy and sell homes

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Millennials: The Generation That Can Do No Good and the Housing Market

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

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4 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do in a Day

March 17, 2016 | Debt.com

These home improvements won’t take long, so they’re definitely worth your time.

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The 6 Worst Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make

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.

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7 Energy Saving Practices That Don’t Save Energy

February 11, 2016 | Debt.com

You’re wasting time and not saving money.

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5 Green Home Upgrades That Also Buy You a Tax Break

December 15, 2015 | Money Talks News

Adding these renewable-energy systems to your home can lower heating or cooling costs — and your tax bill.

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Ask The Expert: How Do I Help My Broke Mom?

December 9, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA

A reader’s mother has $37,000 in credit card debt. Her son thinks he found a loophole.

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4 Ways Your House Payment Could Unexpectedly Go Up

October 13, 2015 | Debt.com

The worst part: There’s only so much you can do about it.

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4 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do In A Day

July 23, 2015 | Debt.com

They don’t cost a lot, either.

You need to get flood insurance. Here's how.

How to stop flooding from wrecking your home and finances

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.

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Get Out of Debt Guy: Should We Rent or Buy a House?

March 13, 2015 | Steve Rhode

A reader wants to know if rent is really “throwing money away.”

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More Homeowners Are Turning Into Apartment Hunters

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…

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5 worst small appliances that waste your $$$

November 11, 2014 | Meghan Stewart

Save your cash and counter space by avoiding these absolutely useless appliances.

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Robo House: How much does it cost to go ‘smart’?

September 2, 2014 | Jess Miller

Smart home technology can save you time, is easy to install, and can cost less than you think.

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Don’t sell your home when you move. Rent it and profit.

July 7, 2014 | Angela Colley

Under the right conditions, you can make more by NOT selling your house.

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Infographic of the week: Homewreckers

June 6, 2014 | Michael Koretzky

How to save money and end your marriage at the same time

Improve your home safety today

17 cheap, efficient ways to improve safety in your car and home

June 5, 2014 | Brandon Ballenger

There’s a lot of safety advice — a lot of it vague, obvious, or expensive. Here’s what we think is best for your time and money.

Kitchens are a popular area for home improvements.

5 home improvements you might regret

April 7, 2014 | Brian Bienkowski

These remodel projects are OK if you really want them, but not if the goal is to add value to your home.

It's not hard to improve your home home décor.

Don’t let drab home décor drag down your mood

November 1, 2013 | Meghan Stewart

A new study finds drab home décor may be bringing Americans down, but most of us are still wary of updating due to high cost. We look at five simple steps you can take to make easy updates to your home décor without breaking the bank or taking on excess credit card debt.

Art festivals are the best place to up your home decor.

Scoring outstanding original art on the cheap through art festivals

October 30, 2013 | Meghan Stewart

If you’re looking for a way to avoid a cookie-cutter decorating style without breaking the bank paying for original artwork, then art festivals are the way to go. We look at the Top 50 Art Fairs list and offer our top tips on how to shop effectively at art fairs without breaking the bank.

Do you and your spouse have thermostat fights?

3 cheap and simple ways to cool thermostat fights with your spouse

October 21, 2013 | Michael Koretzky

Lying to your spouse about changing the thermostat? Well you’re not alone. Instead of blaming the dog (no, really), we help you find ways to keep everyone happy with the temperature so you can finally cool down those constant fights over the high cost of heating and air conditioning.