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Sprucing up your home? Don't shop online without this money-saving secret

Sprucing up your home? Don't shop online without this money-saving secret

Tom Oslund

Even if you’re a homebody by nature, we’ve all been spending a lot of time staring at the same four walls lately. Now is definitely the time to consider a refresh.

A little redecorating can make the same old space feel completely new, and many Americans have taken the opportunity to upgrade to a bigger home altogether.

Of course, the price of reimagining your current space or...

Millennials, Unlike Their Parents, Are Looking at Home Buying Differently

Millennials, Unlike Their Parents, Are Looking at Home Buying Differently

Tom Oslund

Millennial homebuyers are becoming a "dominant force" in the high-end housing market, according to a report by Bloomberg.  Millennials buying their first home will pay 39 percent more than baby boomers did in the 1980s, according to a study by Student Loan Hero. That’s causing many millennials to wait longer to buy homes, so they can save up for a down payment and pay off debt.

However...

Should You Lend Your Kids Money for a Home Down Payment?

Should You Lend Your Kids Money for a Home Down Payment?

Tom Oslund

Mortgage rates have repeatedly hit record lows in recent months, which theoretically makes it a great time to purchase a new home. Unfortunately, property values have also gone up due to high demand and limited supply.

With homes so much more expensive, many first-time buyers will struggle to come up with the funds to make a down payment -- even if they could easily qualify for a...

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