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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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Using a VA home loan to buy rental properties
A lower-cost VA mortgage can finance investment property. Find out how it works.
Ready to refi? This VA loan option saves eligible homeowners time and money
If you're a veteran, reservist or on active duty, explore a VA rate-reduction refi.
You don't have to make a down payment on a VA loan. Should you anyway?
You don't have to make a down payment on a VA loan. See the pros and cons.
7 surprising facts about VA home loans
Did you know you can get a VA mortgage after bankruptcy? And that's not all.
11 must-do's for the first-time homebuyer
Here are steps you can take for making that big leap to homeownership.
Getting a VA loan for a short sale
Getting a VA loan may not be the easiest way for a veteran to buy a short sale, but it can be done.
Find out: What is a VA loan?
Buying a home? Find out if a VA loan is right for you.
7 crucial facts about FHA loans
These loans require a minimum down payment of only 3.5 percent. Here's what else to know.
How to get rid of PMI, or private mortgage insurance
Take these measures to get rid of that pesky private mortgage insurance.
Which mortgage is right for you? Comparing conventional, FHA and VA loans
There are three major mortgage types. Let's compare and see which is best for you.
Choosing between an adjustable-rate and fixed-rate mortgage
Know the pros and cons of these loan types to pick the best mortgage for you.
The basics of refinancing a mortgage
Here's why people refinance mortgages, with examples of different types of refis.
Drawbacks of refinancing into a 15-year mortgage
A 15-year mortgage has some downsides compared with a 30-year loan of the same amount.
Should you refinance your mortgage even if it means paying PMI?
The refi math gets trickier if private mortgage insurance is part of the equation.
Mortgage rates slip, but home prices have buyers balking
Rates remain very attractive, but many homebuyers can’t find anything affordable.
Understanding the VA funding fee for VA home loans
If you qualify, a VA home loan is hard to beat. But it does carry a mandatory fee.
What property buyers should know about land loans
The best type of loan depends on the property and what you plan to do with it.
VA home loans offer good deals
Veterans Affairs mortgage loans are making a comeback after being out of favor for several years.
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