Tag: when to buy a home

  • Peak Season for House Hunting in Each State

    Peak Season for House Hunting in Each State

    The peak season for home buying and home selling can differ from state to state, so make sure you know when you should be entering your local market. Continue Reading

  • New Home Sales Dip, But Beat Expectations

    New Home Sales Dip, But Beat Expectations

    WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes dipped in January but the final quarter of 2011 was stronger than first estimated. The Commerce Department said Friday that new-home sales fell 0.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 321,000 homes. That followed four straight months of gains in which home... Continue Reading

  • Buy vs. Rent: Top Tips for Your Big Decision

    Buy vs. Rent: Top Tips for Your Big Decision

    When Dr. Alexis Roettinger returned last year to Newport, R.I., she knew it was worth it to buy a house. After completing her medical residency in Buffalo, N.Y., she had landed a new job at the local hospital in the seaside city where she grew up. Roettinger, 35, knew she'd be staying a while. To save money... Continue Reading

  • Construction Spending Continues to Slide

    Construction Spending Continues to Slide

    Construction spending in January fell to its lowest point in five months, thanks largely to weak private investment – a less-than-optimistic sign for housing market hopefuls. January construction spending slipped 0.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted rate of $791.8 billion, down from $797.6 billion in... Continue Reading

  • Buying a House: Take Your Time This Spring

    Buying a House: Take Your Time This Spring

    Spring is near, which means the official home-buying season is upon us. But buying a house this spring might be more complicated than most. Joseph Lazzaro of our sister site, DailyFinance.com, explains why you might want to postpone your buying decsion for a couple months. If you're in the market for a home... Continue Reading

  • Best Black Friday Deal? A New Home

    Best Black Friday Deal? A New Home

    Come Black Friday, it's usually flat-screen TVs and high-tech appliances that consumers covet. But an article from Tara-Nicholle Nelson, a finance writer at our sister site, WalletPop, reminds us that the holiday season is also the perfect time to start house-hunting. With the winter selling lull just around the... Continue Reading