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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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How to qualify for a mortgage: Video
Getting a mortgage has become harder. Be prepared to go under the lender's microscope.
Celebrity house for sale: Heidi Klum
Klum is saying "Auf Wiedersehen!" to this Los Angeles mansion.
FHA loan could help cash-strapped borrower
Can't buy your dream home? An FHA loan has more forgiving underwriting standards.
Mortgage rates enjoy a long vacation
It's more like mortgages are on a staycation. They've hardly stirred in weeks.
Margin loan or mortgage to buy a home?
Is borrowing against your stock investments a better way to buy a home than a mortgage?
Buying a home as-is: Video
With an as-is home, what you don't see can cost you lots of money.
Mortgage Rate Trend Index: July 17, 2014
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.
Mortgage rates for July 17, 2014
Mortgage rates paused this week over mixed economic news.
National mortgage rates for July 17, 2014
See rates from our survey of CDs, mortgages, home equity products, auto loans and credit cards.
Reporting taxes for installment sale, gain
The tax you pay today depends on what you reported to the IRS when you sold the home.
Celebrity house for sale: Neil Patrick Harris
The doctor is out! You can own Doogie's legendary California home for about $3M.
Proof of income needed for mortgage OK
What really qualifies as proof of income when you want approval from a mortgage lender?
5 housing trends for summer 2014
Will rates stay low and home prices remain stable?
Second HAMP mortgage modification?
The government's HAMP program allows for a second chance to help avoid foreclosure.
Mortgage rates for July 10, 2014
Jobs report pushes mortgage rates a touch higher.
How to shop for a mortgage
Like trying to squeeze into the right pair of pants, you need to find a mortgage that fits you.
How an app can help you get a mortgage
Your smartphone can streamline the mortgage process and help you snag a low rate.
Celebrity house for sale: January Jones
You might need a fainting couch when you see Betty Draper Francis' real-life house.
Max out Roth IRA or pay off mortgage?
Paying down your mortgage is generally a good goal. But so is saving for retirement.
Using IRA money for a down payment
A family wants to move out of a rental to care for their child with special needs.
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