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The 25 best places to live in the US if you’re a renter

SmartAsset released a report on the best places to live in the US for renters, based on seven metrics, from unemployment rate to average commute time.
Housing is the biggest recurring expense most Americans face.

12 US cities where even the highest earners can barely afford housing

In some expensive housing markets, it can still be a stretch for even the highest earners to comfortably afford a home, a LendingTree report found.
Taylor Swift is currently looking for property in London.

Taylor Swift is reportedly house-hunting in London. She already owns at least $81 million in real estate in the US — here’s a look at her ...

Taylor Swift wants to take her real estate portfolio international. She owns seven properties in the US, but has been house-hunting in London.
Boise, Idaho, is an increasingly attractive market for young homebuyers.

Forget San Francisco and New York — millennials prefer these 9 smaller cities with ‘extremely low home prices’ and robust local econ...

Millennials are putting down roots near smaller, more affordable US metros, according to a new Realtor.com ranking of the hottest ZIP codes.
I considered opening a CD but ultimately decided to get a high-yield savings account from online bank Ally instead. The author is not pictured.

11 signs you’re not ready to buy a house, even if you think you are

Buying a house is a long-term commitment that requires strong financial standing, and in many ways it's about more than just money.
Walking into our home for the first time after closing.

Here’s the trick I used to shave weeks off my home-buying process

My home-buying process lasted just 35 days — the trick for speeding it up is something anyone can use.
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.