As people near or reach retirement, many consider how to cut expenses while maintaining their current quality of life. Some get pensions, though most rely on Social Security and retirement investments to fuel their life after the paychecks stop. One of the first considerations is housing, and condo living is quite a popular draw for
So, can you buy your dream house if you have student loan debt? The common wisdom is bleak: student loans are preventing borrowers everywhere from living The American Dream. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. Here are eight ways to maximize your chance of buying your dream home — even if you have
Starting in 2020, nearly all new single-family homes and low-rise apartment buildings built in California must have solar power, state authorities ruled Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind decision by the California Energy Commission puts the state on track to meet its ambitious renewable energy targets and reach its goal of turning energy-using homes into energy producers. By
Congratulations! You bought your first house. As you may already know, when you buy a house with financing, you’re required to have homeowners insurance. Here are a few things to look for to get the best homeowners insurance. What Is Homeowners Insurance? Homeowners insurance is a type of property insurance that provides financial protection to
“Buy a home in my twenties? Who, me?” If this is you, we get it. The thought of buying a home often seems like something that older people do. The truth is, however, there are plenty of perks to being a young homeowner. And if you’ve got the financial means, what are you waiting for?
[Question]I’m thinking about selling my house and then renting for a while. Will I have to pay higher capital gains taxes on my home sale because I’m not rolling over the money to a new house? [Answer]No. You’re thinking of the old law, under which people could delay paying taxes on their home-sale profits if