Real Estate

  1. Does the FHA provide construction loans?

    Learn how you can save with FHA-insured construction and rehabilitation mortgages that allow you to finance construction ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. Homeowner's Insurance Guide: A Beginner's Overview

    Everything new homeowners need to know about insurance to protect their residence.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. Top 5 Podcasts for Home Buyers

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

    Mortgage applications rose by 5.5%, as homeowners brace for rising inflation and interest rates.
  15. 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 ...
  16. Do FHA loans require escrow accounts?

    Here's why FHA mortgages require escrow accounts for property taxes, homeowners insurance and mortgage insurance premiums ...
  17. Subprime Lending: Helping Hand or Underhanded?

    These loans can spell disaster for borrowers, but that doesn't mean they should be condemned.
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. Mortgage Calculator

    Calculate your monthly mortgage payment using the Investopedia's free calculator.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 6 Steps to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

    Get a head start in the real estate business by following these six steps.
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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?
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Analysts See LendingTree Stalling (TREE)

    Analysts are growing increasingly cautious over LendingTree Inc.’s future.
  39. Counteroffer

    A type of offer made in response to another offer, which was seen as unacceptable. A counteroffer revises the initial offer, ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. What to Consider When You Finance a Home

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

    If you host people through Airbnb, you could be unable to get a home-equity loan.
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. Sweat Equity

    Contribution to a project or enterprise in the form of effort and toil. Sweat equity is the ownership interest, or increase ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Escrow Agent

    An entity that has fiduciary responsibilities in the transfer of property from one party to another. Typically associated ...
  50. 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 ...
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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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