Real Estate

  1. Top 10 States Where It’s Cheaper to Rent than Own

    Is it cheaper to rent than own? Renting is generally more affordable, and here are the top 10 states in which that is most ...
  2. What to Consider When You Finance a Home

    These are the many factors that need to be considered when obtaining financing for a home.
  3. Top 10 Cities for Early Retirees

    If you are looking to take an early retirement, find a place where it's easiest to significantly reduce your cost of living. ...
  4. Who Pays Mortgage Recording Tax in NYC?

    When you buy in New York City, you even have to pay a tax to record your mortgage. Here's how much.
  5. Goldman Sachs's Profitable Punishment for the 2008 Crisis

    Goldman Sachs is doing penance for its role in the 2008 foreclosure crisis, but it's also profiting. Homeowners and taxpayers ...
  6. 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?
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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. ...
  9. Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers in 2017

    With three cities in the top 10, Texas is the place for struggling first-time homebuyers.
  10. Best U.S. Cities for Working in Finance Jobs

    What are the best U.S. cities for finance workers to live in? Here’s a list of 15, some of which will most likely surprise ...
  11. World's Most Expensive (and Cheapest) Cities

    The latest study points out that expensive does not always mean livable and cheap may subject you to other kinds of costs.
  12. What are the Differences Among a Real Estate Agent, a Broker and a Realtor?

    Agents, brokers and realtors are often considered the same. In reality, these real estate positions have different responsibilities ...
  13. 3 Financial Stocks to Buy for the Second Quarter (MCO, DFS)

    Financial stocks consolidated gains in the first quarter and could head higher in coming months, with mid-tier sector plays ...
  14. Cities Where Americans Work Most/Least

    A recent study from WalletHub puts a spotlight on the 10 cities where Americans work hardest – and the10 where they work ...
  15. The Best Family Neighborhoods in New York City

    Which are the best family neighborhoods in New York City? Here are five – one for each borough – with good schools and amenities, ...
  16. Pros and Cons of Investing in Energy-Efficient Buildings

    The pros and cons of investing in energy-efficient buildings: higher upfront costs; bigger long-term savings.
  17. When Mortgage Rates Rise, Home Improvement Will Follow (LOW, HD)

    As mortgage rates increase over the next few years, homeowners are likely to take on more home improvement projects. This ...
  18. $500 or $5,000: The Best Ways to Invest For a Small Budget

    Got a small budget? Here are some investing tips.
  19. 5 Ways Rental Properties Jumpstart Your Finances

    Rental properties can help pay your mortgage, provide tax benefits and create retirement income.
  20. 8 Things to Consider Before Buying a Two-Family House

    Renters can help cover the mortgage payments, but property location, price and privacy are just a few of the things to consider.
  21. Shopping for Mortgage Rates

    A step-by-step guide to finding and locking in the best rate for a mortgage.
  22. Homebuyers’ 4 Biggest Worries

    What are the top four things homebuyers worry most about? Money, money, money, money.
  23. 15 Gentrifying Neighborhoods in New York City

    As with many metropolitan areas across the U.S., New York City has a number of gentrifying neighborhoods.
  24. Deutsche Shakes Up Management, Sells Bad Loans (DB)

    The Germany mega-bank is doing all it can to see profits after nearly a decade of losing billions.
  25. Goldman Buys Bad Mortgages Worth $5.7 Billion (GS)

    A decade after mortgage-backed securities blew up the investment banking sector, Goldman Sachs is back.
  26. Reasons Renting Is Better Than Buying

    Owning a home is much more expensive than renting. Here are the places where the costs differ greatly.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. What’s Up with Mortgage Applications

    Mortgage applications have been up and down in recent weeks, despite some slight declines in mortgage rates.
  31. Is it Time to Get a HELOC?

    With home values rising, more Americans are taking advantage of their increasing equity by taking out home equity lines of ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. The Best Family Neighborhoods in Chicago

    Which are the best family neighborhoods in Chicago? Here are five to explore.
  34. How Your Credit Can Affect Homeownership

    Keeping your credit clean is important when buying, qualifying and paying for a home.
  35. Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

    There are pros and cons to consider before taking out a reverse mortgage on your home.
  36. Gen X: Can Your House Cost You Your Retirement?

    If you're in Generation X and thinking about retirement, be sure to review your housing expenses.
  37. Foreclosure - FCL

    A situation in which a homeowner is unable to make principal and/or interest payments on his or her mortgage, allowing the ...
  38. Mortgage Do’s and Don’ts for 2017

    With rising mortgage rates this year, homebuyers need to be especially smart about mortgage do’s and don’ts.
  39. 9 Ways to Cost-Effective Interior Design

    With these 9 tips and a little enterprising DIY spirit, you can make interior design cost-effective and transform your home.
  40. Pros and Cons of VA Loan Down Payments

    Are making VA loan down payments when buying a home a good idea? Why put money down when you don’t have to? Let’s take a ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Buying A Second Home to Rent: Dos and Don'ts

    Mortgage interest rates are low, but consider these dos and don'ts before making the leap into rental property ownership.
  43. 18 Do-It-Yourself Projects to Boost Home Value

    These home upgrades can be achieved for surprisingly little money.
  44. Getting a Mortgage While Being a Student

    Imagine leaving dorm life to live in your own home while you're in college. It's possible if you know how to get a mortgage ...
  45. Can a Mortgage Company Change the Terms?

    Buying a home? You'll need this guide on when a mortgage company can change your terms and why various closing costs can ...
  46. How to Refinance a VA Loan: Step-by-Step Guide

    How do you refinance a VA loan? In some cases it’s much easier than with a conventional loan. We explain.
  47. 9 Gentrifying Neighborhoods in the Bay Area

    There are a number of gentrifying neighborhoods in the Bay Area, which is home to some of the highest rents and home prices ...
  48. 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. ...
  49. 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.
  50. Should You Buy or Build a Home?

    You're ready for a new house. Should you buy it or build it? Here's how to think through the pros and cons, whether it's ...
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  1. 5 Ways To Make Your Home Remodels Pay Off

    Here are five ways to make your home renovation worth the money and effort you put into it.
  2. Differences Between Private Foundations And Public Charities

    Here's a look at the differences between these types of charitable organizations.
  3. How To Monetize Your YouTube Channel

    YouTube's Partner Program helps users earn money through their channels. Find out how.
  4. The World's Most Valuable Private Companies

    In spite of the rewards going public can bring, some companies prefer to remain private, and they are very successful in this.
  5. Is Cyber Monday The New Black Friday?

    Cyber Monday is becoming more popular than Black Friday. Here's why.
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