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  1. 11 Hidden Costs of Owning a Home

    The cost of buying a home extends beyond the down payment, closing costs and your mortgage. Watch out for these costs.
  2. Buying vs. Renting in the San Francisco Bay Area

    Buying vs. renting in the San Francisco Bay Area is a conundrum: Both are pricey. How to decide.
  3. Find the Right Home Appraiser: A Quick Guide

    Locating the best home appraiser can mean a house valuation that's thousands of dollars higher than one that's done on the ...
  4. Shopping for Mortgage Rates

    A step-by-step guide to finding and locking in the best rate for a mortgage.
  5. No Down Payment Mortgage: How to Get One

    There are only a few ways to get out of making a down payment, but the requirements are strict.
  6. Buying a House Near an Airport? Consider These Factors

    Is buying a house near an airport advisable? The pros and cons.
  7. Mortgage Pre-Approval: Understanding the Process

    Understand the mortgage pre-approval process and why getting a pre-approved mortgage is important for would-be homeowners. ...
  8. Are You Ready to Buy a House?

    There are a number of factors, aside from cost, that you should think about before buying a new house.
  9. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    Understand five specific mistakes to avoid when buying a new home.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 7 Bad Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage

    When low mortgage rates are everywhere, it might seem like a good time to refinance. Make sure you are doing it for the right ...
  12. Buying a House on a Single Income

    Thanks to low-down-payment programs, buying a house on a single income is possible even if you’re not wealthy. Here’s what ...
  13. Why Mortgage Applications Just Dropped 12%

    Mortgage applications took a steep dive at the end of 2016. Is a housing slowdown coming?
  14. Does Your Landlord Give You an Uber Subsidy?

    An Uber subsidy instead of a parking space is now officially a thing.
  15. What is Foreclosure Investing?

    Foreclosure investing, despite the promises of late-night television infomercials, is not for the inexperienced.
  16. Top 25 Cities Where You Can Live Large on Less Than $70k

    Want life to feel more like Easy Street? Head for one of these cities, where you can live like a king (or queen) without ...
  17. Retiring With a Mortgage? Here's How to Save Money

    A monthly mortgage payment can be hard to handle in retirement if you're not ready.
  18. Is 2017 the Year to Invest in a Rental Property?

    The rental housing forecast looks positive for 2017, and for some would-be real estate investors it may be the right time ...
  19. Who Rules the Jumbo Mortgage Lending Market?

    The jumbo mortgage market appears to be booming this year, despite the few economic hurdles everyone's battling. Here's who ...
  20. How To Decorate For Christmas Without Going Broke

    Here are some insights on how to have an affordable holiday.
  21. Does the FHA provide construction loans?

    Learn how you can save with FHA-insured construction and rehabilitation mortgages that allow you to finance construction ...
  22. 4 Real Estate Trends for 2017 Investors Should Be Aware Of

    As the new year gets underway, these factors will be driving the real estate market.
  23. Mortgage Application: Comparing Brick & Mortar vs. Online

    Learn the differences between applying for a mortgage from a brick-and-mortar lender and an online lender. Find out about ...
  24. What Is A Short-Sale Property & How Does It Work?

    A short sale is an alternative to foreclosure whereby indebted owners get permission from a bank to sell their house for ...
  25. Are APRs different in different countries?

    Learn about the term APR and how it is used in the United States and other countries. Explore why different lenders charge ...
  26. Buying a House After Bankruptcy? It Is Possible!

    Buying a house after bankruptcy is not impossible. It just takes time to repair your credit score and demonstrate you're ...
  27. Can FHA loans be used for investment property?

    Learn the unique situations in which a home buyer can take advantage of the FHA home loan program to finance an investment ...
  28. Why Real Estate Is Important for Financial Success

    For various reasons, people are no longer buying real estate. But there are several financially sound reasons why you should.
  29. Can I buy a house directly from Fannie Mae (FNMA)?

    Fannie Mae (the Federal National Mortgage Association, or FNMA) is a government-sponsored enterprise established to expand ...
  30. Home Depot CFO is Its 'Heart and Soul’: Jim Cramer (HD)

    As The Home Depot continues to find new ways to serve its home improvement clientele, CFO Carol Tomè has proven to be a key ...
  31. Homeowner's Insurance Guide: A Beginner's Overview

    Everything new homeowners need to know about insurance to protect their residence.
  32. How Credit Scores and Real Estate Impact Your Wealth

    Here's how credit scores impact mortgage rates and the ability to build wealth, particularly for retirement.
  33. Zillow Settles with U.S. Officials (ZG, Z)

    Zillow has settled a dispute that it failed to compensate sales representatives for $6 million.
  34. Housing Affordability Is Slipping in 20 Markets

    With housing affordability slipping in many areas across the nation, first-time buyers are struggling to find a home that ...
  35. Top 5 Podcasts for Home Buyers

    Buying a home can be confusing - here are 5 podcasts to offer some advice along the way.
  36. Mortgage Applications Rise by 5.5%

    Mortgage applications rose by 5.5%, as homeowners brace for rising inflation and interest rates.
  37. 10 Cities Where Rent Is Rising Fastest

    Rents are rising in 34 of the 35 largest U.S. metros, but salaries are not keeping pace. Here's where you're most likely ...
  38. Do FHA loans require escrow accounts?

    Here's why FHA mortgages require escrow accounts for property taxes, homeowners insurance and mortgage insurance premiums ...
  39. Commercial Real Estate Faces Strong Headwinds

    The good times may be coming to an end for the U.S. commercial real estate market as mortgage defaults rise and interest ...
  40. How the Housing Market Reacts to a New President

    As the markets move, so do mortgage rates. Both will be watched closely as we move into 2017.
  41. The Best "Buy to Let" Mortgage Calculator Websites

    Understand the features of a buy-to-let mortgage in the United Kingdom, and discover some of the best buy-to-let mortgage ...
  42. Mortgage Calculator

    Calculate your monthly mortgage payment using the Investopedia's free calculator.
  43. How to Calculate the Costs of Buying a New Home

    Here's a look at many of the costs that come with buying a home.
  44. Calculating How Much You Should Spend to Buy a Home

    Here is part one of a step-by-step process you can use to calculate just how much home you can afford.
  45. The 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets Right Now

    If you can be flexible about where you live, a dream home may be within reach in one of these most affordable housing markets.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
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  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
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    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
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    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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