Homeowners Ramp Up Spring And Summer Renovations
Rising property values are boosting home equity and making homeowners think about remodeling. They should use their newfound equity cautiously.
Go West to Find the Hottest Real Estate Markets
The U.S. real estate market is tilted westward to hot markets like California and Colorado. Here's why.
Flipping Frenzy Fueled by Short-Term Homebuyers
While technology and fear of missing out appeal to those buying houses for the short haul, so does the idea of a big, immediate return on their investment.
Do You Really Need a Realtor to Sell Your House?
For sale by owner homes are multiplying in numbers as sellers cut out real estate agents.
Home Flipping Is Back in a Big Way
Welcome to the era of the 'hobby flipper,' as more of us are piling in.
Millennial Homebuyers Can Face Their Worst Financial Fears This Way
O.K., so the student loans are bad and the credit card debt is even worse, but putting a plan in motion will put your name on a deed much quicker.
Will Your Roommate Cost You a Bunch of Money?
In a survey, nearly all female roommates admitted to loud lovemaking. But will they pay the rent?
2016 U.S. Housing Predictions
Rising home prices may have slowed, but affordability with a dwindling supply of homes is expected to remain a stumbling block for many prospective home buyers in 2016.
Mortgage Rates Set to Rise, Adding Frenzy to Real Estate Market
A booming October jobs number could usher in higher mortgage rates sooner than you think.
Why First-Time Homebuyers Are Waiting to Buy a House Until After Marriage
Many Millennials are waiting until they are married to buy a house, unable to afford a mortgage alone.
Reno Is America's Next Housing Boomtown
Big name tech giants Tesla, Apple and Switch, all announced plans in the last year to locate to Reno -- and home prices are soaring.
Real Estate Market Sours: Home Sales Down 12%
Mortgage experts say the U.S. housing market is softening headed into 2016.
Why Tiny Homes Are Gaining in Popularity Due to Affordability
Tiny homes, which can vary from 100 square feet to 400 square feet, are sprouting up across the U.S. in both cities and more rural areas.
Why the Extra Costs of Owning a Home Are Lower Than Consumer Expectations
First-time homebuyers are often apprehensive about the extra costs of owning a house, fearful that routine maintenance and repairs will add up quickly, exceeding their original budget.
HARP For Homeowners: The Expiring Program That Can Refinance Underwater Loans
Is your home financially underwater? A little-discussed government program can help.
Mortgage Headache: The Process Will Require A Houseful Of Patience
Streamlined mortgage documents make it easier for buyers to see if the loan they were quoted is the loan they're getting. However, it takes time to get them right.
Consumers Should Not Assume a Lower Down Payment Is a Better Option
First-time homeowners are often caught in a conundrum when they are faced with tantalizing offers of either lower mortgage rates or a smaller down payment.
Why Zombie Homes Are Consuming Entire Neighborhoods
In a buoyant real estate market some neighborhoods - whole cities - face longterm struggles to recover.
10 Cities Where Foreclosures Make Up a Significant Portion of the Housing Market
New foreclosures are getting less common, but foreclosed properties are still a huge segment of some cities' real estate markets thanks to banks purging them from their stockpiles.
Homeownership Savings: Mortgage Closing Costs Decline 7%
Potential homeowners can also save thousands of dollars over the life of their loan by slashing their closing costs.
Insider Tips on Getting a Low Downpayment Mortgage
Low down payment mortgage deals are harder to get, but you can still get them, if you play the game right.
Mortgage Refinance Hinges on Clearing a Path to Lower Rates
Good mortgage refinancing deals are out there, but you'll need a solid plan, and good credit.
Why the 2015 U.S. Housing Market Is the Best One Since 2006
The U.S housing market is on fire - be ready to pounce if you're a buyer.
The Housing Recovery Looks Ominous With Mortgage Applications Plunging
The latest MBA weekly data show mortgage applications dropped 4.7% while mortgage rates ticked up to their highest level since last October. Does this spell bad news for the future?
Millennials Can Become Homeowners Most Easily Here
Young Americans who aspire to own their own homes should forget about high-paying jobs on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley and move to low-cost Akron or Scranton instead.
Owning a Home Can Be Cheaper Than Renting, If You Look Here
For all those frustrated by shelling out money to your landlord without building any equity, it's time to look at getting a mortgage here.
Is Flipping Houses a Good Investment For Your Time and Money?
The foreclosure purchase bonanza isn't what it used to be. But that doesn't mean that the days of flipping houses are over.
When You Go to Buy a Starter Home, You Need to Think About More Than Just Yourself
Buying any home is an investment, and investments need customers.
Mortgage Delinquency Rates Are Back at Pre-Recession Levels
Mortgage delinquencies are down, and that should help drive home sales higher this summer.
Easy Ways You Can Get Thousands More When You Put Your House on the Market
Not only is it possible for you to improve your home and get more money, it's probably a lot easier than you think.