Think about a home as being more like a bond than a stock and that makes today's returns look pretty decent.
Of 44 million residential properties with positive equity, approximately 9 million have less than 20% equity and 1.3 million of those have less than 5%.
It's tough to buy a home if you're already shouldering a lot of debt, and student debt has soared to $1.1 trillion from $241 billion in the past 11 years.
As the housing recession recedes further, the largely uniform performance of local markets is also fading. So you'd bone up on your local market to buy or sell.
If buyers are willing to pay, these homes are worth the premium — but potential buyers are nonetheless wise to consider some issues.
Mutual fund investors need to watch out for an unexpected and in some respects undeserved tax bill in any investing between now and the year's end.
College students can now look at the bright side of their debt burdens: Paying on time can boost a young person’s credit rating.
Tough lending standards introduced after the financial crisis have barred millions with tarnished credit from buying a home, trading up or refinancing. But there's good news on the way.
By now most homeowners know that the refinance ship has sailed. Or has it?
Just as it looks like the housing market is gaining strength, a new boogeyman may be emerging: the 'lock-in effect.'
They pay virtually nothing to borrow from savings and checking depositors, then lend at 4% or 5%.
Distressed" sales have dropped to the lowest level since December 2007.
Since condos are a kind of canary in the coal mine, that's good news for real estate in general.
Which wheels should you get to be a big man on campus, who keeps his budget in tact?
With market volatility, investors are think more strategically about the allocation of their assets.
Millennials have been starting families and buying homes later than their predecessors, thanks to the Great Recession and its ripple effects. Many experts have assumed this is temporary. But what if it isn't?
Not as much as you think, perhaps.
A study shows that many investors would like to dabble in the single-family home rental market -- but it's not easy to do, and the risks are scary.
Selling your house now, at a loss, is not necessarily the bad move it looks like at first glance.
We're not out of the woods yet. Here are some essential rules for your emergency fund and beyond.