Real Estate

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. $500 or $5,000: The Best Ways to Invest For a Small Budget

    Got a small budget? Here are some investing tips.
  6. 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.
  7. 5 Ways Rental Properties Jumpstart Your Finances

    Rental properties can help pay your mortgage, provide tax benefits and create retirement income.
  8. Shopping for Mortgage Rates

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

    What are the top four things homebuyers worry most about? Money, money, money, money.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Reasons Renting Is Better Than Buying

    Owning a home is much more expensive than renting. Here are the places where the costs differ greatly.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. What’s Up with Mortgage Applications

    Mortgage applications have been up and down in recent weeks, despite some slight declines in mortgage rates.
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. The Best Family Neighborhoods in Chicago

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

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

    There are pros and cons to consider before taking out a reverse mortgage on your home.
  23. 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.
  24. Foreclosure - FCL

    A situation in which a homeowner is unable to make principal and/or interest payments on his or her mortgage, allowing the ...
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 18 Do-It-Yourself Projects to Boost Home Value

    These home upgrades can be achieved for surprisingly little money.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Timeshares: Dream Vacation or Money Pit?

    This popular real estate product has its advantages, but don't expect to make a profit.
  36. 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. ...
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    Don't make these common blunders on your way to buying a new home.
  40. Why Buying Starter Home Now Is a Bad Idea

    Buying a starter home now may not be the best investment with slow-growing equity and added costs.
  41. Should You Buy a House At Auction?

    The traditional real estate market isn't the only place to conduct your home search. Auctions also bring many buying opportunities. ...
  42. How to Start Saving for a House

    If you're serious about saving to buy a house, be willing to cut down or cut out unnecessary expenses. It can be done with ...
  43. The Pros and Cons of Buying a House on a Slab

    Whether you’re building or buying, here’s why you do (or don’t) want a concrete slab.
  44. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Loan

    PACE loans offer an alternative to traditional financing for property owners who want to make energy efficient improvements. ...
  45. 40-Year Mortgages: Do They Exist?

    Is there such a thing as a 40-year mortgage? Would you want one?
  46. Top U.S. Housing Market Indicators

    A quick overview of the top economic indicators to track the housing market in the U.S.
  47. Reverse Mortgages: The Problems and the Alternatives

    Reverse mortgages have many pitfalls, but there are alternatives to help fund your retirement.
  48. The Most Popular States to Retire to in the U.S.

    Which are the most popular states to retire to in the U.S.? United Van Lines’ 40th Annual Movers Study has the answers.
  49. How a HELOC Fixed-Rate Option Works

    This product is essentially a home-equity loan and home equity line of credit (HELOC) hybrid, and it has its own quirks, ...
  50. What are the Differences Between a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) and a Home Equity Loan?

    Learn the differences between a home equity loan and a home equity line of credit, and find out how to select the one that ...
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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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