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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
9 big things you need to know about jumbo loans
A jumbo loan is larger than the usual mortgage. Here's how to size one up.
National mortgage rates for Dec. 1, 2016
See rates from our survey of CDs, mortgages, home equity products, auto loans and credit cards.
Mortgage Rate Trend Index: Nov. 30, 2016
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.
Buying a home is your biggest financial decision. Don't mess it up
Spending the maximum on housing is just the start of homebuyers' problems.
Mortgage rates keep rising, hitting highest mark of 2016
It looks like a Fed rate hike is already baked into the cost of home loans.
Do you have to pay back a reverse mortgage loan?
A reverse mortgage loan can feel like free money, but be sure you understand how it works.
10 tips to have an awesome mortgage in 2017
Here's how to be a happy borrower in the new year, whether you buy a home or refi.
Mortgage rates have jumped half a percent since October
Mortgages skyrocketed after the election and are at their highest level since January.
Is a reverse mortgage taxable income?
Whichever way you choose to receive the proceeds from a reverse mortgage, you don't have to pay any income tax on the money you receive.
Don't panic over rising mortgage rates
Mortgage rates skyrocketed from 3.73 percent to 4.01 percent in one week. I want to put that into perspective.
6 ways to receive your payouts from an adjustable-rate reverse mortgage loan
You can receive your money in steady monthly amounts -- or there are other choices.
5 steps to deciding whether to refinance a reverse mortgage loan
Refinancing isn't right for everyone. Weigh these points before deciding.
Mortgage rates see biggest spike in over 3 years
For those with long memories, rates are still low. But it may be smart to lock now.
Zero-down mortgages still available in rural areas
A program makes the loans available in rural areas, and "rural" is defined loosely.
5 things to know about reverse mortgage loans and 2nd homes
Here's what to know about a reverse mortgage on a primary residence and second home.
3 reasons to pay off regular mortgage from a reverse mortgage loan
Many people use a reverse mortgage loan to retire a regular mortgage. Here's why.
Reverse mortgages a financial planning tool
Recent changes to reverse mortgages help protect spouses of borrowers.
Celebrity house sold: Pink sells Malibu home after try, try, trying for over a year
"So what?" you say? Pink's Malibu pad is modern and majestic but was slow to sell.
Trump's surprising triumph sends mortgage rates higher
Election results drive mortgage rates to their highest point since June.
5 biggest advantages of reverse mortgage loans
Reverse mortgage loans can offer many benefits. Here are the most helpful.
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