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Should you pay off your mortgage or invest?

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest?

It’s hard not to feel a pang of jealousy when a friend or family member pays off their mortgage early. Debt-free living while owning your home free and clear—what a fantastic feeling that must be. Meanwhile, you’ve been chugging along

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Should you buy or build your dream vacation home?

Should you buy or build your dream vacation home?

If you’ve decided it’s time for a vacation home, your next decision is a bit trickier: should you buy an existing piece of property or build your dream home from scratch? Buying existing construction can cost less (depending on the

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The smart way homeowners are financing their children’s weddings

smart homeowners finance children's wedding

You’ve dreamed of this moment for years: your little girl is getting married. But are those parental tears of joy at risk of becoming tears of anxiety over how you’re going to pay off the wedding bills? Your first instinct

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How to choose a real estate company

choosing a real estate company

Referrals are bar none the best way to find professionals like plumbers, lawyers—and real estate agents. But when you’re new to an area and don’t know anyone who can offer a personal recommendation, finding a real estate agent feels like

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Things to consider when buying a single-family detached home

Things to consider when buying a single-family detached home

If you’re considering buying a new home, one of the first questions you need to ask yourself is what kind of home you want to buy. While you might think that one home is as good as another, different types

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