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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: March 5, 2015
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.
National mortgage rates for March 5, 2015
See rates from our survey of CDs, mortgages, home equity products, auto loans and credit cards.
Mortgages tick up on mixed economic reports
Even as the economy sends conflicting signals, it pushes mortgage rates higher.
Celebrity house for sale: Joan Rivers
Are you "Fashion"-able enough for this elaborate abode? Take a peek at Rivers' posh pad.
Documents you need to get a home mortgage
Do you have strong credit? You'll still need to jump through hoops to secure a home loan.
4 secrets to budgeting for a home purchase
A good budget plan begins before a homebuyer makes an offer. These tips can help.
For PITI's sake: Mortgage acronyms defined
Think HUD-1 is what a quarterback says? Learn the definitions for 17 mortgage acronyms.
740 credit score is mortgage sweet spot
Credit score requirements for mortgages have inched up over the years.
7 crucial facts about FHA loans
FHA loans play a vital role in today's real estate market. Here are seven important facts to know.
How do home construction loans work?
Getting a loan to build your house is a complex process. Here's how to do it.
Yellen, Greece push mortgage rates down
The central bank won't cut short-term rates soon, leading to a drop in mortgage rates.
Mortgage rates for Feb. 26, 2015
Mortgage rates moved lower this week.
Why pay extra toward mortgage principal?
Pay a little more every month, and your mortgage interest will drop. Here's how it works.
Home equity line of credit tax deductible?
Whether or not you can deduct the interest on home equity depends on several factors.
48-year-old has just $6K for retirement
If you've failed to save enough for retirement, don't keep making the same mistake.
Celebrity house for sale: Tobey Maguire
This big-screen web-slinger has been living in superhero luxury.
Reverse mortgage and your adult children
Should you inform your adult children of your reverse mortgage? If so, how and when?
Do I need to buy mortgage life insurance?
Get the facts on the life insurance from your lender that pays off your home if you die.
What you should know about land loans
So you want to buy land? Getting a land loan is different from a traditional mortgage.
Mortgage rates hit high for 2015 so far
At an unpredictable time for the economy and for the euro, mortgage rates edged up.
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