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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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Mortgage Rate Trend Index: Feb. 22, 2017
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.
Mortgage rates fall, but Fed raises new questions
With this uncertainty, experts encourage people to lock their mortgage rates now.
Mortgage rates rise following Fed chair's talk
Mortgage rates increase on news that the Fed may raise short-term interest rates soon.
3 reasons to replace your regular mortgage with a reverse mortgage loan
Many people use a reverse mortgage loan to pay off a regular mortgage. Here's why.
Reverse mortgage loans as a financial planning tool
Relatively recent changes to reverse mortgages help protect spouses of borrowers.
5 things to know about reverse mortgage loans if you own a 2nd home
Own two homes and are contemplating a reverse mortgage? Here’s what to consider.
Mortgage rates drop just as loan applications pick up
With more people applying for mortgages, it's a nice time for interest rates to drop.
Buying a home? See how much closing costs will add to your overall price
We compare closing costs to median home prices to find where the fees sting the most.
National mortgage rates for Feb. 16, 2017
See rates from our survey of CDs, mortgages, home equity products, auto loans and credit cards.
Mortgage rates stay in wait-and-see mode
Homeownership rates flat for quarter, but still show long, downward slide.
Celebrity house sold: Screen legend Cary Grant's Palm Springs estate brings $3.4M
Grant hosted fellow screen legends like Grace Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock at this home.
4 ways to pay off your mortgage early and calculate the savings
Use these methods to hasten the day when you no longer make a mortgage payment.
Find jumbo and FHA loan limits by state
Find the jumbo, FHA and conforming loan limits for mortgages in your county.
What to know to add a spouse to a reverse mortgage loan
If a spouse isn't named on a reverse mortgage loan, here's how to protect him or her.
If you have health issues, is a reverse mortgage loan a good idea?
Your health is just one factor to consider when you're weighing a reverse mortgage loan.
Mortgage rates climb on day Dow reaches 20,000
Mortgage rates are up for first time in 2017, to the highest level since September 2014.
Which mortgage is for you? Comparing conventional, FHA and VA loans
There are three major mortgage types. Let's compare and see which is best for you.
7 crucial facts about FHA loans
FHA loans play a vital role in today's real estate market. Here's what you should know.
5 possible snags when you marry someone with a reverse mortgage loan
A reverse mortgage can be knotty for newlyweds. Know what you're getting into.
5 mortgages that require no down payment or a small down payment
Short on down-payment cash? You still have several affordable options.
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