Late Spring Is the Best Time to List a Home for Sale

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Photo by Mark Moz . If you’re thinking about selling your home, the iron will be hot enough to strike fairly soon. According to a new report from real estate marketplace Zillow , homes sold in late spring fetch more money and sell faster. The report found that homes listed near the end of the normal home selling season, or … Read More

The Words Experts Say You Should Avoid When Selling a Home

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When listing your home for sale, you want to use the right words to generate the right kind of interest. Over at Trulia, a few real estate agents weigh in on which words you should avoid. Trulia points to three specific words you should avoid in your listing: gorgeous, luxury, and charming. Gorgeous tends to be a vague, overused word, … Read More

An Age-By-Age Guide to Teaching Your Children Financial Lessons

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Kids are ready to learn about saving, spending, and more at fairly young ages—but they need your help to really understand. This graphic gives some great suggestions for lessons you can teach kids at each age. For example, they suggest that three to six-year-olds may be ready to save up for a toy by putting money into an envelope with … Read More

Mortgage Rates Are Going Up, But Don’t Get Pressured Into Locking in a Rate

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Mortgage rates are still pretty low, but in the past couple of weeks, they’ve jumped a significant amount . If you’re shopping for a home, now may be the time to lock in a low rate, but don’t let that pressure you into buying. According to CNN, rates have increased to 3.94% from 3.57% following the election. Using their own … Read More

Money Market Funds Are About to Get Some New Fees

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If you’re invested in a money market fund, you’ll want to pay attention to some new rules the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will establish this week. Specifically, the rules allow some of these funds to charge their shareholders fees of up to 2% for withdrawing money. A money market fund is a type of mutual fund with a return … Read More

Cities With the Biggest Return on Home Value in the Past 30 Years

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Contrary to popular belief, real estate barely outpaces inflation over time. On the other hand, it’s hard to make generalizations like this because some areas have seen huge returns in housing. Trulia looked at 100 metro areas to find the places with the highest and lowest home appreciation values.… They examined annual home prices from the past 30 years—between … Read More