Why You May Not Want to Pay Cash, Own Your Home Free and Clear
A decline in cash home sales is good news, but cash deals will continue to make sense for some. And there are other options to consider.
Now You Can Get That Home Equity Loan in a Comfortable Hybrid
More homeowners think it's time for a home equity loan, thanks to rising home values and persistently low interest rates, and now they have more options.
Airbnb Sub-Economies Help Users Avoid 'Host Fatigue' and Boost Profits
Handling financial and booking logistics -- these are the burdens of being an Airbnb host. But as the sharing economy grows, so too have piggy-back services that assist.
Kill Off Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and You Kill the 30-Year Mortgage as Well
Freddie Mac and Freddie Mae might be goners by 2018, with a big impact for consumers who can only afford a house with their 30-year mortgages.
Dodd-Frank's Unintended Consequences - Wall Street Reaps Benefits of D.C. Regulation
New Harvard study says law is crippling small banks to the benefit of Too Big To Fail banks
How To Shave Several Years Off Of Your Decades-Long Mortgage
If you have your other debt and your retirement funding squared away, it's not that difficult to cut a few years off a 30-year mortgage.
Ultra-Luxury Condo Market Slows in NYC, Heats Up in Miami
The ultra-luxury condominium market, largely fueled by foreign buyers, is showing signs of slowing in New York City, real estate experts say. The situation's quite different in Miami.
Potential Homeowners Should Seek Counseling Before Making First Purchase
Many consumers have made buying their first home less of a daunting task by seeking housing counseling from a non-profit organization.
We Still Aren't Recovered From Financial Crash, but Give It 2 More Years
By May 2017 the median home price should exceed its pre-recession peak, a study says, but a very slow recovery can be good news.
Why People Keep Buying Homes in These 5 Big Cities With the Worst Weather
See people tromping through six-foot snow to look at a historic Massachusetts home and understand that bad weather doesn't automatically mean a poor real-estate market.