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Tips from Jean Chatzky
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 Rate Trend Index: Oct. 23, 2014
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.
Mortgage rates resurface after steep dive
Lots of homeowners are refinancing, with the 30-year fixed just above 4 percent.
National mortgage rates for Oct. 23, 2014
See rates from our survey of CDs, mortgages, home equity products, auto loans and credit cards.
Jodie Foster sells LA home
After several price reductions, Foster has unloaded her Hollywood Hills hacienda.
Reverse mortgages a financial planning tool
Recent changes to reverse mortgages help protect spouses of borrowers.
Americans' mortgage modification options
Are you underwater with rising mortgage payments? Learn about loan modification options.
Celebrity house for sale: Jake Gyllenhaal
Buy this and "The Day After Tomorrow" you could be moving in to Gyllenhaal's house.
Explaining APR and mortgage rate
Ever wonder what mortgage APR means? Here's what it is and why you should care.
How to choose between fixed vs. ARM: Video
Looking for peace of mind in a rate or are you tempted by a lower rate in the beginning?
Mortgage rates for Oct. 16, 2014
Mortgage rates dipped to a 16-month low this week.
Is interest-only mortgage a good option?
Sure, you might be able to get an interest-only mortgage. But should you?
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green sell LA home
Someone was able to "transform" their close-to-90210 lifestyle into their own for $3.75M.
Celebrity house for sale: Michelle Williams
Williams' ivy-covered Brooklyn town house is for sale -- and it comes with a three-car garage.
First-time homebuying regrets: Video
A first-time homebuyer's inexperience can cause some costly mistakes.
Mortgage paid off: Should I get another?
Learn the pros and cons of taking a new mortgage to buy an investment home and to pay down bills.
Mortgage rates for Oct. 9, 2014
Mortgage rates decreased as inflation concerns eased.
Bruce Willis sells Beverly Hills home
"I see ... a home that sold." Willis was willing to depart this mansion for a cool $16.5 million.
Senior looks at $30K to pay down mortgage
So you have $30K you don't need -- should you keep it in savings or pay down the mortgage?
Will low mortgage rate lock you into home?
Mortgage lock-in results from rising interest rates. Will it mean fewer homes for sale?
10 states where homeowners owe the most
Here are 10 states where homeowners owe the most on their mortgages.
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