Some markets have maintained their energy coming off 2013's growth. But markets in the Midwest and Southeast are still struggling.
Scams cost consumers millions of dollars in illegal fees and, in many cases, their homes.
They might seem like extras, but these three purchases are worth making before you put your home on the market.
The 30-year fixed-rate home loan was unchanged from last week, but the 15-year edged up.
Don't be fooled by a lower-priced offer if your financial picture contains these cost-drivers.