By Heather Castle, CFP Learn more about Heather at NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor. The topic of probate raises many questions, but the most frequently asked is a simple one: How…
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Home prices are still rising — they’re currently averaging just below all-time highs set in 2006, according to the Case-Shiller Home Price Indices. Combine that with slim housing inventory in many markets, and you may believe you’ve missed the opportunity to buy your first, or your next, home. But bank-owned properties, also known as real-estate...Read More
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AzmanJaka via Getty Images Landlords come from all walks of life, and they can be pros or reluctant landlords who couldn't sell their home. Whether you're considering rental property investment, can't sell and need to rent out your home and move, or you're already a landlord, these five tips can help you sleep at night and keep a smile on your face on your way to the bank #1: The Right Rent Take the time to study your area's market rents and property types. Compare apples to apples, not apartments to single family homes. Call and ask about rents and features. Check the rental ads for promotions like free rent. A lot of this type of marketing may signal high vacancy rates. Be objective about your property's features and location, and set a…