• 15 Words That Help Homes Sell for Higher Prices

    Filed under: Investing, Selling, Planning Getty Images By Catherine Sherman Why do some homes sell for a premium? Timing, for starters. But an analysis in the book "Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate" also reveals listings with certain keywords tend to sell for more than expected. "Bottom...

  • 6 Things to Know Before You Become a Landlord

    Filed under: Investing, Renting, Planning Monkey Business Images/Getty By AJ Smith As the housing market continues to recover, you may hear about renting mavens who capitalize on the increasing rental market. Renting can be a great way to make some extra income, but it's important to consider the...

  • A Visit From the Landlord: What Are the Rules?

    Filed under: Investing, Renting, Planning Shutterstock By Laura Agadoni Do you live in constant fear, wondering whether your landlord will pop in unannounced any moment? Sure, the landlord owns the property and has a right to visit it, but that doesn't mean he or she can treat you like hired help...

  • Watch Your Wallet: How to Steer Clear of Holiday Hazards

    Filed under: Investing, Home, Planning ShutterstockCandles, trees and a fire in the hearth are among the potential dangers that can lead to insurance claims. By Arthur Murray Everyone loves the holidays -- the smells, the turkey, the time with friends and family, and come Christmas, the gifts. ...

  • Buy a Historic Florida House for $1, but Here's the Catch ...

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  • Florida Voters Will Decide on Land Conservation Measure

    Filed under: Investing, Planning Alan Diaz/The Associated PressPort Mayaca Lock and Dam on Lake Okeechobee, Florida: The lake is a key issue for supporters of Amendment One. By Zachary Fagenson and David Adams Florida environmentalists are hoping voters will approve a ballot amendment on Tuesday t...

  • Viewpoint: Will FICO Score Changes Sink Real Estate Market?

    Filed under: Investing, Credit, Planning, Financing AOLFICO scores try to assess how financially responsible people are going to be based on their credit history. Recently, there has been a subtle shift in the way FICO scores your credit. You may not notice this change and you may not even think it...