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The front of a $1 million home for sale in Baltimore, Maryland.

What a $1 million home looks like in 25 major American cities

A million-dollar listing isn't the luxury it once was. Here's what a million-dollar home looks like in the 25 most populous cities across America, according to listings on Zillow and Trulia.
The median home listing price in the US is nearly $280,000.

The most expensive and affordable states to buy a house, ranked

Home prices have increased significantly since the 1960s, when the median price of a home was less than $100,000 in today's dollars.
Kate Dore, with her home in Nashville, Tennessee.

10 years after I bought my house, I spent over $21,000 for updates and repairs. Here are 6 expenses I never saw coming.

After 10 years in the house, she had to take on projects including replacing the roof and gutters, repairing a ceiling, and adding insulation.

7 pieces of homebuying advice you can’t afford to ignore

Heed this advice and you'll avoid some expensive mistakes in the homebuying process.
How much is renters insurance? Probably cheaper than you think. (The author is not pictured.)

I pay less than $15 a month for renters insurance, but the peace of mind is worth so much more

How much renters insurance costs depends on the amount of coverage you want and where you live. Most people pay between $15 and $20 a month.

I bought a $1 million life insurance policy, and if I could do it again I might buy even more

Life insurance costs usually go up as you age, but getting a policy earlier in life can lock in a lower monthly rate for the length of your coverage.
Cheryl Lock and her husband, Chris, in front of their home in Denver, Colorado.

I bought a house after years of renting in expensive cities, and I’m convinced it was the right move for 3 reasons

Until buying a house, they'd spent most of their adult lives paying high rents for small apartments in expensive US cities.

I’m a financial planner — here’s what I tell my 30-something clients who are debating moving out of the city

Moving out of the city may seem like a good way to reduce your expenses, but living in the suburbs isn't necessarily cheaper.

How much you need for a down payment on a home in America’s 20 biggest cities

How much you need to save for a down payment depends on the price of the house. Here's how much that is right now in 20 different cities.
Millennials aren't saving much cash for a down payment on a home.

Millennials might say they want to buy a house, but too many aren’t doing anything about it

About 31% of millennials who expect to own a home aren't currently saving for one. Millennial homebuyers are increasingly relying on larger mortgages.