Buying

Comparing Loan Types on a $200,000 Mortgage

Mortgages aren’t one-size-fits-all products. Loan types and lenders all have different requirements, benefits and drawbacks. Continue Reading »

Home Finance: Exploring Alternatives to the 30-Year Mortgage

From all-cash deals to 50-year loans, there are several alternatives to the standard 30-year-mortgage. Here's how to know what's best for you. Continue Reading »

Are There Best Times to Buy, Sell or List a Home?

While it may not be possible to "time" a home purchase like you can the stock market, there are some strategies to try. Continue Reading »

How Renting Out Your Home Can Help You Buy Another

One of the biggest obstacles for homebuyers is being able to show enough income, but there is a little-known lending guideline that can help seal the deal. Continue Reading »

For-Sale Craftsman Homes, Like Those on 'American Dream Builders'

Here are five Craftsman homes across the nation that are now on the market, starting at $189,900. Continue Reading »

10 Reasons Why Homeowners Have an Edge on Renters

Consider these 10 reasons to take the plunge into homeownership. Continue Reading »

How to Know If You Should Keep Renting Instead of Buying

If you think you're ready to buy a home, ask yourself these four questions -- you may find some signs you should keep renting. Continue Reading »

Mortgage Applications Rise as Rates Fall

The Mortgage Bankers Association said its index of mortgage application activity rose 4.3 percent. Continue Reading »

Housing Starts Rise Less Than Forecast, Permits Fall

Housing starts rose, but below market expectations, and building permits fell in March. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Loan Hits 6-Week Low

Upcoming economic reports could soon send mortgage rates back up. Continue Reading »

Homebuilder Confidence Rises, Barely

"Builder confidence has been in a holding pattern the past three months." Continue Reading »

Jack Reacher Author Buys Expedia CEO's Co-op

Dara Khosrowshahi has sold his co-op on New York's Upper West Side to author Jim Grant, known by the pen name Lee Child. Continue Reading »

Housing Industry Wonders: What Does Mel Watt Want?

"Watt's voice ... has been muted. He hasn't publicly been part of the debate." Continue Reading »

Missed Mortgage Payments Are Back on the Rise

"If delinquencies reach an uncomfortable level, we may see lenders pull back again." Continue Reading »

For Sale: 6 Princely Settings for 'Game of Thrones' Viewing

ZillowThis Texas castle's grand banquet hall could accommodate an army. By Catherine Sherman Where are you watching "Game of Thrones"? With the hit HBO show back for a fourth season, now is the perfect time to dream about a Red Keep of your own. Maybe a medieval-style fortress with turrets galore? Or,... Continue Reading »

Sofia Vergara Buys Beverly Hills Villa for $10.6 Million

Sofia Vergara has bought an ornately decorated seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home. Continue Reading »

Cities With the Most Foreclosures

Florida again leads the nation with the most cities with foreclosure filings, according to new data from RealtyTrac. Continue Reading »

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Rate Drops Again

"We expect rates to remain about where they are now...." Continue Reading »

For-Sale Cabins, Like Those on 'American Dream Builders'

Here are five rustic cabin retreats in vacations spots across the U.S. that are now on the market, starting at $105,000. Continue Reading »

Homebuying Factors that Mortgage Calculators Miss

It's smart to take advantage of resources like mortgage calculators to help you make homebuying decisions, but that's only a start. Continue Reading »

Jimmy Fallon Moves Up in His NYC Condo Building

The "Tonight Show" host is expanding his living space in the historic building overlooking New York City's Gramercy Park. Continue Reading »

Reverse Mortgages: Weighing the Risks

Reverse mortgages are a legitimate financial alternative for those who want to remain in their homes but lack the cash flow to do so, but there are pitfalls. Continue Reading »

Spanish-Style Homes as Seen on 'American Dream Builders'

Here are for-sale listings across the country for classic Spanish-style homes of the kind seen this week on "American Dream Builders." Continue Reading »

5 Kinds of People Who Shouldn't Be Landlords

Even though most people have the ability to be a landlord, it doesn't mean they should do it. Here's why. Continue Reading »

U.S. Housing Market Seeing Signs of a Spring Thaw

"The vibe is good; our sales people are happy. They're all working with prospects all the time." Continue Reading »

Most U.S. Homes Now Affordable for Average Buyers

Most homes nationwide are more affordable now than they were in the years leading up to the start of the housing bubble, new research says. Continue Reading »

For Sale: Waterfront Homes for Less Than $250,000

We set out to find waterfront homes for under $250,000 and guess what? They exist! Continue Reading »

Expect Home Prices to Keep Rising, but Not So Fast

Home prices reportedly have increased 12.2 percent in the past year, but that's a pace that's expected to slow down soon. Continue Reading »

For Sale: Replicas of Famous Homes, Historic Styles

Who wouldn't want to live in a stately, dramatic home that looks like a national treasure? Continue Reading »

Mortgage Rates Move Up a Tick in Latest Survey

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose slightly this week, reports mortgage buyer Freddie Mac. Continue Reading »

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