Wednesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: How a mortgage nerd bought a house in a seller’s market. Also in the news: Why you should consider a second city trip in 2021, what changed while you were ignoring travel, and why travel is more expensive this summer.

How a Mortgage Nerd Bought a House in a Seller’s Market
Buying a house was super-hard, and I write about homebuying for a living. If you’re wondering how to pull it off, you’re not alone. Here’s what I did.

Why You Should Consider a ‘Second City’ Trip in 2021
Travelers are less interested in visiting big cities this summer. Here are some good alternatives.

What Changed While You Were Ignoring Travel?
Catch up on what happened in the travel industry while you were staying home.

7 Reasons Travel Is More Expensive This Summer
A look at the prices.

Tuesday’s need-to-know money news

Today’s top story: Understanding the closing cost for a home seller. Also in the news: How being neighborly can save you money, what homeowners ready to sell need to know about the changing market, and how increased China tariffs might cost you money.

What Are the Closing Costs for a Home Seller?
Closing costs can be significant.

How Being Neighborly Can Save You Money
Howdy, Neighbor!

12 Million Homeowners Ready to Sell: What They Need To Know
The seller’s market is shifting.

How Increased China Tariffs Might Cost You Money
The personal cost of the trade war.