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Tweet If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you know I have a  bad case of Buy-A-House fever. It’s not quite rational, but I just imagine my beautiful house with a deck overlooking the hills of Southern California and a dinner party with strawberry salad and a Welsh Corgi running around and […]

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Tweet When I travel, I love to settle in at night with a few good episodes of HGTV. One of my favorite shows is House Hunters, where would-be homebuyers visit three homes and then select one of them for purchase (this, of course, is staged). After watching, oh, almost a hundred episodes, I realized that […]

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Tweet via Flickr The author of a design blog I love – Small Chic Home – is selling her condo in Charlottesville, VA. She has posted some pictures of her beautifully-staged home and wondered whether the quality and quantity of pictures on MLS listings affect number of potential buyers who then visit the house in […]

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Tweet You read that right… the first giveaway of 2013 is a good one: $200 of cold, hard (PayPal) cash. What would you do with $200 cold hard cash? If you win, you’ll have to decide very soon! Well Heeled Blog has teamed up with Tomorrow Finance to offer everyone a chance to win $200 […]

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Tweet Here’s a confession: I have already started dreaming about what life after business school would look like. In particular, I have been dreaming about home ownership, about buying my own little pieces of real estate. Here are a few things that made this dream, while premature, firmly within the realm of possibility. We will […]

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Tweet Check out this beautiful house perched in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles, California. Just go. Click through the slideshow. Be amazed. I’ll wait. I came across the website when I was poking around the New York Times real estate section amid another burst of I want to be a homeowner! and immediately […]

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Tweet When I was in college, my biggest goal was to make enough money at my job so that I wouldn’t have to move back in with Mom and Dad after graduation. Now that I am 4+ years out of school, though, I’ve realized it would have been nice to live at home for a […]

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Tweet In real estate, we are often deciding between Price, Location, and Space. You can have a big, well-priced apartment or home in a less-than desirable location. Or, you can get a cheaper, tiny place in a great part of town. Of course, if your budget is stretchy enough, you can get the biggest place […]

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Tweet I spent most of my life in California, and there are so many things that I love about this state. Now that I’ve had the opportunity to travel a bit throughout the country, however, I realized that it wouldn’t be the end of the world if I were to move somewhere else, with a […]

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Tweet This is a Guest Post from Paula from the personal finance and lifestyle blog AffordAnything.org. My friend’s single mom has a problem: she hasn’t saved much for retirement. By “not much,” I mean she’s in her 60′s and has saved less than $30,000. She has no pension — her only source of retirement income […]

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Tweet For the past few days I have been struck by a serious case of real estate fever. I spent hours at night surfing around Trulia looking at houses in the $300K to $500K range. We are not buying, mind you, but if we were I’d imagine that would be a good range for us. […]

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Tweet Big house? Big garage? Big yard? According to two surveys reported in the Wall Street Journal, the answer is a Big No. Apparently, Generation Y values convenience and culture over size. No McMansions for us, at least for now. Check out my new LendingTree Blog article here: What Generation Y Wants for Their Homes

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Tweet A while back I wrote about the question of lending to friends and family, now this is a process I am actually going through – I will be giving my mom a $20,000 short-term loan. From what I’ve read, it seems like most intrafamily loans are fraught with pitfalls, and the decision to lend […]

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