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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: Dec. 5, 2013
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.
Mortgage rates rise along with job outlook
Employment prospects are looking up, and mortgage rates are following.
National mortgage rates for Dec. 5, 2013
See rates from our survey of CDs, mortgages, home equity products, auto loans and credit cards.
What's single-payment mortgage insurance?
You can pay mortgage insurance with one lump sum instead of monthly. Should you?
Celebrity house for sale: Frankie Muniz
You won't be stuck "in the middle" of nowhere in Frankie Muniz's Phoenix mansion.
Why pay extra toward mortgage principal?
Pay a little more every month, and your mortgage interest will drop. Here's how it works.
Mortgage rates for Nov. 27, 2013
Mortgage rates rebounded this week.
Celebrity house for sale: Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris' house may not have doors, only walls that he walks through. And it's for sale.
48-year-old has just $6K for retirement
If you've failed to save enough for retirement, don't keep making the same mistake.
Mortgage rates for Nov. 21, 2013
Mortgage rates reversed course this week.
Celebrity house for sale: Wayne Newton
You'll be saying "Danke Schoen" to Wayne for getting a bargain on this 36-acre equestrian estate.
Late on mortgage payments, name not on docs
You're in trouble with the IRS as well as the bank because your name is not on the mortgage.
Mortgage rates for Nov. 14, 2013
Mortgage rates jumped this week.
Using a 401(k) loan to escape PMI costs
Taking a 401(k) plan loan is tempting. Using it to get rid of PMI costs requires care.
Can in-law deduct some mortgage interest?
Your sister-in-law can deduct her share of the mortgage interest only if she co-signs the loan.
Should homebuyers get FHA loans?
FHA loans often cost more than mortgages with PMI. Here are reasons to go FHA anyway.
Celebrity house for rent: Gloria Estefan
Feel that conga beat! Estefan's Miami house is for rent for $30K per month.
How to deal with overdue mortgage payments
You've been paying mortgage insurance for years. Will it help with overdue payments?
Mortgage rates for Nov. 7, 2013
Mortgage rates are up this week.
Mortgage options for rebuilding your home
Think rebuilding your home is a big job? You'll also need to look at various loan options.
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