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Go West to Find the Hottest Real Estate Markets

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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

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

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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 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

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.