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Luring homebuyers with sneaky prices
Bait-and-switch deals on new houses reflect desperate times for builders, says the Real Estate Adviser.
Shares in a co-op unaffected by the market
Co-op shares aren't part of the stock market. They give you a membership with the right to lease.
posted 3/29/2009 12:00:00 AM
Now's the right time for going green
The stimulus package offers incentives for going green on homes.
posted 3/22/2009 12:00:00 AM
Seek loan extension before giving up home
The bank may be willing to adjust your loan and extend your payments to avoid seizing it.
posted 3/15/2009 12:00:00 AM
Gaining a property easement is not so easy
A neighbor may not want the intrusion of an easement but might change his mind for the right price.
posted 3/8/2009 12:00:00 AM
Secure mineral rights before selling home
You can sell a house without handing over lucrative oil and gas rights, but it might kill the deal.
posted 3/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Fences, not trees, make good neighbors
You may want to chop down a boundary-line tree, but you could find yourself in court if you do.
posted 2/22/2009 12:00:00 AM
Vultures may taint condo deals
Investors who buy condos in bulk often compromise the value of the property, hurting other owners in the process.
posted 2/19/2009 12:00:00 AM
Bankrupt builder starts dominoes falling
When a builder files for bankruptcy, it's only the beginning of bad news for buyers.
posted 2/15/2009 7:00:00 AM
Curb appeal helps sell homes
Sprucing up the outside of your house is essential to selling your home in the current market.
posted 2/9/2009 2:10:00 PM
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A compilation of mortgage news, stories, columns, blogs and videos
Mortgage possible with credit problems
Have credit issues in your past? You still might qualify for a home loan.
Mortgage rates climb for 4th week. Find out why
Greg McBride explains why there has been an upward bias to mortgage rates in recent weeks.
Mortgage rates climb for 4th week in a row
What's up? Mortgage rates, that's what! They're up a quarter of a percent since April.
Home construction loans are complex: Here are the nuts and bolts
Want a house built just for you? Financing is kinda complicated. Here are the basics.
National mortgage rates for May 21, 2015
See rates from our survey of CDs, mortgages, home equity products, auto loans and credit cards.
Mortgage Rate Trend Index: May 21, 2015
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.
Buying a home with no credit? Probably not
Living credit-free feels liberating -- until you need a mortgage. Then things can get difficult.
Want a mortgage to buy a condo? It's easier to get now
Mortgage banks are lending more freely to condo buyers. Here's why.
Celebrity house for sale: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Mr. and Mrs. Smith have listed this big house in the Big Easy, but they aren't moving far.
48-year-old has just $6K for retirement
If you've failed to save enough for retirement, don't keep making the same mistake.
These mortgages pay for home renovations
Want to buy a run-down home and fix it up, but don't have the cash? There's a loan for that.
Mortgage rates rise on global bond sell-off
It's easier to get a mortgage, but higher interest rates are a drag on applications.
5 mortgages that require little or no money down
Homebuyers seeking loans with light down-payment requirements have options.
Home equity line of credit tax-deductible?
Whether or not you can deduct the interest on home equity depends on several factors.
Celebrity house for sale: Patrick Dempsey
You may need to sign more than a Post-it note to take ownership of this McDreamy mansion.
Private mortgage insurance, or PMI: Just the basics
Bewildered by private mortgage insurance? We explain PMI.
What you should know about land loans
So you want to buy land? Getting a land loan is different from a traditional mortgage.
Mortgage rates rise to highest level of the year so far
Mortgage rates jump as European bonds undergo a big sell-off.
'Fault in Our Stars' author John Green's house for sale
You'll fall in love with this house the way you fall asleep; slowly and then all at once.
What are mortgage points? Should you pay them?
Find out what discount and origination points are, and if you should pay them.
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