3 Best U.S. Real Estate Markets for First-Time Home Buyers in 2015
Low mortgage rates and an improving job picture will tempt many renters to switch to homeownership this year. Here are some cities where that's a realistic plan.
Refinance Boom May Be Back With Higher Home Values, Lower Mortgage Rates
First-time homebuyers are also catching a break with lower fees and looser lending requirements.
Are We a Nation of Financial Slackers? A Survey Says We Don't Take Even the Easy Steps
A survey found that many of us resist doing the obvious to better our financial well-being
How to Pay Less On Your Rent By Negotiating With Your Landlord
Everything is negotiable... everything except the rent on your apartment. Right? Maybe not.
About Half of Homebuyers Do Not Shop Around for Mortgages
Are American consumers penny wise and pound foolish? They will spend hours to save money on computers but let dollars slip through their fingers on mortgages.
Falling Energy Prices Could Still Hit Your Hometown Hard
Falling oil prices could send property values tumbling in Houston and other energy-dependent cities, but rising elsewhere. Start looking for the impact next year.
4 Things Homebuyers Have to Think About Before Signing the Papers
Consumers clearly realize housing market conditions have improved, but are nervous about buying. Here's what to think about for homebuyer peace of mind.
Security Deposit Problems? Here's How to Beat Your Landlord in Small Claims Court
As MainStreet's intrepid reporter recently found out, there's a certain exhilaration that comes with suing your landlord and winning.
What It Means for You as Home Price Gap Becomes Biggest Ever
With a pricing gap as large as today's between new and used homes, buyers should think twice about clinging to the desire to own a new one.
New Yorkers May Pay The Most in Rent, But Tenants on the West Coast Saw the Biggest Hike
Rental demand is due to millennials delaying homeownership and tighter than average credit conditions needed to obtain a mortgage.