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A collection of articles, infographics, news, and guides.

Finding a Home

What Is the Cheapest Type of House to Build? Alternative Homes and Building Materials

The cheapest type of house to build is a rectangular tiny home — though your location, materials, and more c...

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Lifestyle

Home Maintenance Checklist for First-Time Home Buyers

Your home is an investment that needs regular upkeep to protect you and your finances. Household maintenance...

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Finding a Home

Cheapest State to Buy a House in 2022

Home affordability can vary widely from one place to the next, especially with unique taxes, utilities, and ...

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Buying Your First Home

HOA Meaning: What Is an HOA and Is It Right for You?

An HOA, meaning Homeowners Association, strives to protect and improve property values for those living in t...

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Finding a Home

14 Questions to Ask at an Open House

Open houses are a valuable tool for homebuyers. You can view a property in a low-pressure environment, and y...

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Insurance

What Does a Title Company Do?

Many home buyers are familiar with the services provided by a real estate agent and a mortgage lender, but w...

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Buying Your First Home

Making An Offer On a House: 8 Steps to Buy Your New Home

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Buying Your First Home

16 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes To Avoid

There are a lot of moving parts when you buy a home — especially for first-time buyers. There are common fir...

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Buying Your First Home

Buying a House In Your Early 20s: What to Know and How to Plan

Buying a house in your early 20s is easier than you think, and it happens every day.

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