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Real estate

Your former home could become an asset, if you fully understand the duties and expenses of landlording.

Sell or rent old home?

When you’re in your twenties and early thirties, you have a huge advantage in growing wealth.

How to grow wealth

From helping a child to shielding assets, trusts can sometimes come in handy.

7 situations where a trust might help

In some cases renting may mean less cost, fewer chores, and more fun.

Renting for retirees

Know your partner’s finances; create a cohabitation agreement to mitigate risk.

Buying a home unmarried

Younger buyers seek affordable homes in the suburbs.

Millennial homebuyers

Some seniors opt for a bigger house during retirement as opposed to downsizing.

Upsizing in retirement

Same-sex newlyweds who are in the market for a home must shop carefully.   

LGBTQ housing guide

First step? Budget. But many other considerations follow...

Buying a first home

There are good, and not so good, ways to come up with a down payment to buy a home.

House down payment

What to consider when selling your first home, from staging to negotiating.

Selling your first home

It might be easier to qualify before tapping retirement resources.

Mortgage before retirement

Many Americans have such tight finances that a sudden shortfall can result in an unpaid mortgage.

Foreclosure and disability