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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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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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National mortgage rates for Aug. 16, 2017
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6 must-do's before buying a home
You've decided to buy. Congrats! Now it's time to get your financial house in order.
5 mortgages that require little down payments
Homebuyers can find mortgages that require a low-down payment or even no down payment.
Mortgage rates stay low, but wary consumers could miss out
Though rates are holding steady, the housing market has more people frowning.
5 tips for buying foreclosed homes
Buying a foreclosure or short sale can be tricky. Follow these steps to ease the process.
The difference between your mortgage rate and the annual percentage rate, or APR
The annual percentage rate is not your mortgage rate. Here's the difference and why it matters.
Mortgage rates keep falling as buyers strain to take advantage
Mortgage rates are in a summer cooling trend, but homebuyers are still sweating.
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.
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.
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.
Mortgage rates dip again, though rising home prices are crashing the party
Refinancers are pouncing on falling rates. Tight supplies are hampering homebuyers.
3 important facts about zero-down VA home loans
VA mortgages require no money down. See if that offer comes with any strings.
Yes, you can get another VA home loan
The VA mortgage program isn't a one-time thing. Here's how to get another helping.
As mortgage rates ease, here come some new homes to buy
Homebuyers can celebrate. Mortgage rates are falling and homebuilding is rebounding.
Is a no-closing-cost mortgage right for you?
A no-closing-costs mortgage can save you thousands of dollars. But it's not for everyone.
What are mortgage points? Should you pay them?
Find out what discount and origination points are, and if you should pay them.
Mortgage rates retreat, Fed likely to keep rates low
Mortgage rates have fallen, and don’t worry about the central bank pushing them up.
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