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Tips from Jean Chatzky
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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A compilation of mortgage news, stories, columns, blogs and videos
Can I raid retirement to pay mortgage?
Beware of the possible tax consequences if tapping retirement to pay down your mortgage.
Mortgage Rate Trend Index: Nov. 20, 2014
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.
Mortgage rates shift lower on muted outlook
Mortgage rates hardly moved in a week filled with mixed economic news.
National mortgage rates for Nov. 20, 2014
See rates from our survey of CDs, mortgages, home equity products, auto loans and credit cards.
Cost basis for gift of subdivided property
Your cost basis is not the land's value on the date when the land was subdivided.
Mortgage rates for Nov. 20, 2014
Mortgage rates drifted lower for a second consecutive week.
Seek a reverse mortgage on Mom's house?
Daughter has the right to get reverse mortgage on Mom's house, but is it the best tack?
Expert on future of mortgage rates
A professor says many forces should help keep mortgage rates in check next year.
When you can dump PMI payments after refi
Want to get rid of private mortgage insurance? Find out your loan-to-value ratio first.
Lender-paid mortgage insurance: Pros, cons
With lender-paid mortgage insurance, you can save money -- for a while.
Jenny McCarthy sells Illinois home
This is one to be "Singled Out." McCarthy's home sold in five months.
How to qualify for a mortgage: Video
Getting a mortgage has become harder. Be prepared to go under the lender's microscope.
Mortgage rates history: 1985-2013
Take a look at the history of mortgage rates.
Basis for depreciation on rental property
Here's how to figure the basis for depreciation of the home you are converting to a rental.
Reverse mortgage and your adult children
Should you inform your adult children of your reverse mortgage? If so, how and when?
Celebrity house for sale: Tom Cruise
Show me the money! Tom Cruise's massive estate is for sale for $59 million.
Mortgage rates for Nov. 13, 2014
Mortgage rates were little changed this week.
Jimmy Kimmel sells California home
Apologies to Matt Damon -- we ran out of time. This house sold in just a couple of months.
After bankruptcy, do I owe on 2nd mortgage?
You can't be sued after Chapter 7 for your second mortgage, but pay up to avoid other issues.
Why these seniors got reverse mortgages
Two reverse mortgage borrowers explain their reasons for getting the loans.
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