Should you remodel or move?

Holly Johnson •
The Simple Dollar

If you’re feeling like you’ve outgrown your current home, you might be considering a move. And with housing markets around the country heating up with the weather, it’s peak house hunting season. But what if the idea of moving stresses you out? What if you like your yard and your neighborhood, but just not your

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10 hidden housing costs new homeowners don’t expect

Wisebread.com and Mikey Rox •
Kiplinger

You’re a new homeowner — congrats! The hardest part is over, for sure (saying goodbye to most of your savings isn’t easy, after all). But the money hemorrhage isn’t finished just yet. There are several under-the-radar and often overlooked fees and expenses that accompany home ownership that a newbie like you might miss. Keep tabs

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Three reasons I’m paying my mortgage off early even though it doesn’t make financial sense

Christy Bieber •
The Motley Fool
Couple meets with their financial advisor

Paying off your mortgage early really doesn’t make financial sense. Your mortgage interest rate is probably lower than the rate of return you could earn on investments, which means you’ll likely end up with less money by prepaying your mortgage than you would’ve if you’d taken that cash and invested it.  Because of the opportunity

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Pay your mortgage early or invest?

Christy Bieber •
The Motley Fool
Home

If you own a home, chances are good you have a mortgage. Making mortgage payments can be a source of frustration for homeowners, some of whom will decide to pay off a mortgage early. While owning your home free and clear seems attractive, it’s important to consider whether paying off your mortgage early is actually

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