Inflation and the housing market: Decoding the latest numbers
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Like any big project, a successful homebuying experience is all about getting the details right from start to finish. We’re here to help you navigate the process, save money and close the deal.
Buying a house is a major commitment. Before you begin shopping for properties or comparing mortgage options, you need to make sure you're ready to be a homeowner. We've curated our top articles and resources to help you with the big decisions.
Get the details on how to save for a down payment, decide which type of mortgage works for you, and start getting quotes from lenders.
Now it's time to find a real estate agent and shop for your home! We've got the tips and trips to help you get started.
Selling a home isn’t hard if you’ve got the right guidance and approach. Here we break down the process to sell your house—from deciding if you really should sell, to finding a real estate agent who’ll be your partner through it all, to pricing your home and negotiating offers.
From finding an agent who knows the market to setting a timeline for selling your home, we have plenty of resources to help you get started.
Once you're ready to sell, you'll need to get a pre-sale home inspection and put your house on the market. You might also consider staging your home to attract buyers at showings.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you set a realistic price for your house and negotiate incoming offers.
Some of the last steps you'll need to take to sell your home include anticipating your closing costs, weighing your tax implications, and gathering the necessary paperwork to close.
Bankrate consistently has offers well below the national average to help you fund your home for less.
And should it be a deal-breaker when buying a home? How to decide if it’ll encumber you.
This method of ownership allows both spouses in a married couple to own their home together, equally.
It could be a great deal, a literal turnkey operation, but beware hidden wear-and-tear.
If the prospect of choosing from the many different types of homes available seems confusing, consider this your primer.
When a home is for sale, an open house can bring in as many potential buyers as possible.
Easements, which grant an outside party the legal right to use private property, can be complicated.
Mineral rights determine who owns what’s underground: oil, gas, coal or even gold.
An asking price is a starting point for the sale of a home, but it is not the end of the conversation.
Turn the parts of your property that you aren’t using into a source of income. Here are five ways.
Everything you need to know about living in the original tiny house.