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8 Signs You're Paying Too Much for Your Mortgage

Learning signs that you're paying too much for your mortgage
If home sweet home is sapping your savings, you're likely paying too much for your mortgage.

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When searching for the perfect new home, make sure the location is perfect, too.

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How to Fight Back Against Mortgage Discrimination

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5 Surprises When Downsizing to a Condo

Condo living is a common way to downsize. But for homeowners making the leap, it comes with a few surprises you may not expect.

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The housing market is red-hot. But are you truly ready to sell?

How to Negotiate Your Rent

A rent hike may have you packing your bags, but if you don't want to move, it's time to haggle.

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Ready to take the plunge on your dream home? Before you hit the housing market, do a little financial fine-tuning of your own.

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If you're planning on selling your home, consider some pet friendly upgrades. Buyers with fur babies will notice -- and might get off the fence about making an offer.

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Finding the perfect home is all about location, location, location. Here's how you can get the scoop on your potential new neighborhood.

4 Money Moves to Make After You Pay Off Your Mortgage

You own your home free and clear; congrats! Once you're done celebrating, it's time to make some smart post-mortgage money moves.

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