The decision on whether to refinance involves a lot of variables.
Homes may be better viewed as items of consumption--like cars and clothes-- rather than investments.
A prospective homebuyer should check out a house at many different times to see if it's a good fit.
The adjustable rate mortgage is good for people with relatively short time frames.
Some markets have a wide discrepancy in prices, while others have none at all.
Although the idea of eliminating tax deductions on a second mortgage are floating around, the impact of the plan likely is less severe than you think.
Resist the urge to spend that so-called "free money."
For underwater homeowners and many who want to help them, there is a Holy Grail: principal reduction. But will the government make this idea a reality?
An underwhelming jobs report has some investors skittish about the economy, but what does it mean for interest rates?
There's some good news on the foreclosure front, but they still remain a serious impediment to economic recovery.