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  1. SunTrust Reports Q3, Makes Acquisition (STI)

    Over a two-day period last week, SunTrust stayed busy by acquiring assets of Pillar Financial and reporting third-quarter ...
  2. Can Retirees Live in Military Housing?

    If you are retired from the armed forces but still want to live in military housing, you may be in luck.
  3. 15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgages: A Comparison

    Many buyers default to the 30-year mortgage simply because it's the norm. Before you sign, consider all the arguments for ...
  4. Is House Price or Interest Rate More Important?

    Deciding which factor is more important can make a difference in monthly payments, ability to move and Homowner's Association ...
  5. Jumbo Mortgage Limits: How Much Can You Borrow?

    If you want to buy a home that costs close to half a million or more, you likely need to know what the jumbo mortgage limits ...
  6. Newmont Mining Receives Land Dispute Report (NEM)

    A public independent report finds "no conclusive evidence" against Yanachocha for human rights abuses, but it had "material ...
  7. 5 Important Steps to Take Before You Buy a Home

    If you're looking at home ownership, here are some steps you should consider taking before making the plunge.
  8. Art of the 'Steal': How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax

    This is how Donald Trump’s accountants most likely used the tax code to avoid paying income tax for almost two decades.
  9. Comparing Cost of Living: 5 Cities Where $50K Goes Furthest

    If you are comparing cost of living to see where a $50,000 salary will stretch the furthest, these 5 cities are at the top ...
  10. 6 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

    Get a head start in the real estate business by following these six steps.
  11. Easiest and Hardest Cities for Getting a Mortgage

    Since the housing market crash of 2007, tight credit has made it harder to finance a home. Here are the 5 easiest and hardest ...
  12. When Are Mortgage Lenders Better Than Banks?

    Individuals seeking a mortgage loan should consider factors or circumstances that may make a mortgage lender a better choice ...
  13. What Is the True Cost of Owning a Home?

    Buying a home is part of the American dream. But what happens when you add up all the costs associated with buying a home?
  14. First-Time Homebuyer's Guide

    Buying a home for the first time can seem daunting. Learn the buying process & what to watch out for in order to be a ...
  15. Rent-To-Own Homes: How The Process Works

    Sometimes there is an alternative way to buy a home: a rent-to-own agreement, also called lease option or lease-to-own. Lease ...
  16. Analysts See LendingTree Stalling (TREE)

    Analysts are growing increasingly cautious over LendingTree Inc.’s future.
  17. 6 Things Foreign Buyers of U.S. Real Estate Need to Know

    Rising home prices and a strong dollar are making it tough for foreign buyers of U.S. real estate to pay cash. What to expect ...
  18. Counteroffer

    A type of offer made in response to another offer, which was seen as unacceptable. A counteroffer revises the initial offer, ...
  19. Backlog

    A build-up of work that needs to be taken care of. The term "backlog" has a number of uses in finance. It may refer to a ...
  20. What to Consider When You Finance a Home

    These are the many factors that need to be considered when obtaining financing for a home.
  21. Airbnb Hosts: Refinancing Your Home Could Be Tougher

    If you host people through Airbnb, you could be unable to get a home-equity loan.
  22. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not be able to protect your home. But you can ...
  23. Home Equity Loan Delinquencies Are Rising (BAC, JPM)

    More borrowers are starting to default on their home equity loans and banks are starting to feel the strain.
  24. IRS Allows Mortgage Deduction for Unwed Couples

    Single taxpayers who co-own one or more of their homes with another person can now each claim a deduction for the mortgage ...
  25. Money and Minimalism: The New American Dream

    The American Dream always called for big spending on big items, but maybe it's time to rethink how our money can get us there.
  26. 5 Landscaping Tips that Won’t Break the Bank

    Are you considering selling your home this summer? Then you should get your landscape in shape. Here are five secrets to ...
  27. Sweat Equity

    Contribution to a project or enterprise in the form of effort and toil. Sweat equity is the ownership interest, or increase ...
  28. Right Of Rescission

    A right under federal law set forth by the Truth in Lending Act that gives a borrower the right to cancel a home equity loan ...
  29. Lien

    The legal right of a creditor to sell the collateral property of a debtor who fails to meet the obligations of a loan contract. ...
  30. Escrow Agent

    An entity that has fiduciary responsibilities in the transfer of property from one party to another. Typically associated ...
  31. Delinquent

    The failure to accomplish what is required by law or duty, such as the failure to make a required payment or to perform a ...
  32. Buyer's Market

    A situation in which supply exceeds demand, giving purchasers an advantage over sellers in price negotiations. Buyer's Market ...
  33. Homeowners Association Fee - HOA Fee

    An amount of money that must be paid monthly by owners of certain types of residential property to an organization that assists ...
  34. Back to School: Basic Math for Buying a New Home

    Buying a home should be a wonderful milestone. With simple math, you can figure out what size mortgage and home work for ...
  35. 3 Reasons Millennials Are Not Interested in Mortgages

    Tougher lending standards make borrowing to buy homes harder for millennials.
  36. 4 Ways To Cut Your Living Expenses

    Living expenses can add up if you're not careful, here's how to save on everyday living expenses.
  37. 3 Hottest Real Estate Markets in U.S.

    These three cities had the biggest real estate price gains in May.
  38. How Reverse Mortgages Work

    Looking into a reverse mortgage may be a good option for accessing the equity in your home if you are retired.
  39. Should You Rent or Buy a Home?

    Owning a home is part of the American dream, but it is a major financial undertaking with considerable pros and cons.
  40. Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage?

    Answering these five questions will help you determine whether or not to pay off your mortgage.
  41. Is the U.S. Housing Market Really Coming Back?

    Analyze housing data to determine if the U.S. market is recovering, and assess price, sales volume, construction and inventory ...
  42. 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

    By avoiding these six pitfalls when purchasing a home, you will be in a much better position to make an educated choice before ...
  43. China’s Housing Market Slowed Down in June

    33 out of 55 Chinese cities with price increases posted slower growth in the month, compared with May, leading to a contraction ...
  44. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    Understand five specific mistakes to avoid when buying a new home.
  45. 6 Bad Home Renovations that Don't Add Much Value

    Before you begin any home renovations, make sure they will add to the value of your home. Here are six projects to absolutely ...
  46. 9 States With the Highest Tax Burdens

    Which state you live in can mean thousands of dollars saved or lost in taxes each year. Here's a list of states to avoid ...
  47. Murabaha

    An Islamic financing structure, where an intermediary buys a property with free and clear title to it. The intermediary and ...
  48. Moratorium

    1) A period of time in which there is a suspension of a specific activity until future events warrant a removal of the suspension ...
  49. Zero-Lot-Line House

    A piece of residential real estate in which the structure comes up to or very near to the edge of the property line. Zero-lot-line ...
  50. Unsecured Loan

    A loan that is issued and supported only by the borrower's creditworthiness, rather than by a type of collateral. An unsecured ...
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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