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Jul 30, 2013 8:16PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

You may think you have nothing to lose by employing this traditional marketing tactic. But critics say that's not true -- and your agent has more to gain than you do.

Jul 24, 2013 1:37PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are smart ways to think through whether downsizing to a smaller home in retirement is a smart financial move for you.

Jul 9, 2013 5:48PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

This city has risen from the ruins of foreclosure. Now, prices are up and there's a housing shortage. And the heroes aren't hedge fund investors or government regulators.

Jun 26, 2013 1:36PM on Smart SpendingBy Smart Spending Editor

You tell yourself that additional bathroom will add so much value you'll come out ahead when you sell your home. You probably won't, but some changes come closer to it than others.

Jun 24, 2013 9:17PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

To purchase a home in the most competitive markets you'll need ingenuity, cunning and wads of cash. And tactics like these.

Jun 19, 2013 5:33PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Homes still seem pretty cheap, even with prices rising by 10% or more. But a comfortable monthly payment can hide a painful truth.

Jun 14, 2013 10:48AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Buying or selling a house soon? What you don't know about the industry could cost you. Your real estate agent won't tell you, but we will.

May 23, 2013 5:08PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Remember when real estate was so hot there were lotteries, bidding wars and desperate people making offers sight unseen? In some markets, they're back.

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