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  1. Singapore Home Sales Decline on Mortgage Woes

    The demand in Asia’s second-most expensive housing market went down despite a significant number of new launches.
  2. One Reverse Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (INTU)

    Discover what products One Reverse Mortgage can offer for homeowners age 62 and over, and learn if a home equity conversion ...
  3. Mortgage Deals: Mortgage Lens vs. Mortgage Coach

    Find out which of these two online mortgage planning and presentation services, Mortgage Lens or Mortgage Coach, is better ...
  4. Why Building a House Is So Expensive

    Building a house can be very costly, so it’s best to understand all the factors that go into the equation before proceeding. ...
  5. What is a subprime mortgage?

    A subprime mortgage is a type of loan granted to individuals with poor credit histories (often below 600), who, as a result ...
  6. Who Should Get an Interest-Only Mortgage?

    In the right circumstances, interest-only loans can save you money and help accomplish financial goals; in the wrong circumstances ...
  7. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Miami

    Miami-Dade County, to be precise. It's home to Miami Beach (Fisher Island), the sixth-most-expensive ZIP code in the U.S. ...
  8. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Los Angeles

    The top 10 most expensive ZIP codes in Los Angeles have median home prices ranging from about $3.1 to $5.1 million. What ...
  9. FHA Loan

    A mortgage issued by federally qualified lenders and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). FHA loans are designed ...
  10. Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

    A service provided by a group of real estate brokers. They band together to create a Multiple Listing Service that allows ...
  11. What’s Happening to Rents?

    If you’re in the market for rental housing, rents are rising more slowly in major metro areas; secondary-market rents, however, ...
  12. 5 Reasons Not to Use Your Home Equity Line of Credit

    Find out why taking a loan from a home equity line of credit may be a bad idea, and why you should consider alternatives.
  13. 4 Reasons Why Renting a Home is a Wise Decision

    We've all heard that a home is a great investment, but is it really? In this article, we will look at four reasons why renting ...
  14. Rent vs. Buy: It’s Different for Expensive Property

    For multi-million dollar homes, renting often nets out as costing less than the expenses/other financials of buying a comparable ...
  15. Goldman Sachs Agrees to $5 Billion Settlement (GS)

    The Department of Justice announced Monday that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) will pay $5 billion to settle state and federal ...
  16. 5 Ways to Budget Home Remodeling Costs

    A bit of preparation and research on home remodeling can help you avoid unpleasant surprises and anticipate the real costs ...
  17. Choose a Low Down Payment Program to Avoid PMI?

    When you can’t put down at least 20% on a mortgage, you usually have to have private mortgage insurance (PMI). But what about ...
  18. Dimensional Fund Advisors: Investment Manager Highlight (BA, IBM)

    Read about Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global asset management company founded on transforming academic research into practical ...
  19. Reverse Mortgages: When They Make Sense

    Reverse mortgages are a legitimate vehicle for folks age 62 and up to tap into the equity in their homes for other uses. ...
  20. Contingency Clauses In Home Purchases Contracts

    Real estate contracts often contain contingency clauses, which are conditions or actions that must be met for a contract ...
  21. 5 Ways to Create a Bidding War This Spring

    Sellers hoping to get multiple bids need more than a great location. It's going to require the right priced home and lots ...
  22. Your Property Tax Assessment: What Does It Mean?

    Property taxes are a primary source of revenue for governments, and they’re a big expense for homeowners. They can vary widely ...
  23. Is An FHA Mortgage Still A Bargain?

    Borrowers initially flocked to FHA loans due to their low down payments and accessibility for people with low credit scores. ...
  24. How Real Estate Agents Get Paid

    Most real estate agents are paid a percentage of the property’s selling price, which is called a commission.
  25. The Pitfalls Of Buying A Foreclosed House

    There is money to be made in foreclosures, but you should know what you’re getting yourself into.
  26. Top 4 Things That Determine a Home’s Value

    A physical structure depreciates over time, but the land underneath it appreciates.
  27. An Introduction to Buying a Condominium

    Think of a condominium as an apartment you own.
  28. Top Tips For Buying Your First Home

    There are three stages to buying a house.
  29. Hong Kong Monthly Home Sales Hit 25-year Low

    Hong Kong's property market is facing a major turnaround as prices have steadily fallen since September.
  30. What You Should Know About Home Appraisals

    The home appraisal is a key part of any loan-closing checklist. It’s an unbiased professional opinion of a home’s value.
  31. Five Things To Know About Quitclaim Deeds

    General warranty deeds provide the buyer with the most protection; quitclaim deeds provide the least.
  32. Home Flipping at 10-Year High

    Years after the housing market crash, home flipping has reached a 10-year high. Why that might not be the best signal.
  33. How To Afford A Second Home

    Buying a second home, even if it’s relatively affordable, takes careful budgeting and planning. Here's how to do it.
  34. Tax Breaks For Second-Home Owners

    The tax rules on a second home vary, depending on how the property is used.
  35. What You Should Know About Home Sale Contingencies

    A home sale contingency protects buyers who want to sell one home before purchasing another.
  36. 7 Things To Know About FHA Home Loans

    Federally qualified lenders issue FHA loans, and the Federal Housing Administration insures them.
  37. 6 Questions For Your Realtor

    A good real estate agent can guide you through every step of buying or selling a home. These questions can help you find ...
  38. Leverage: Increasing Your Real Estate Net Worth

    Leverage is the use of financial instruments or borrowed capital to increase an investment’s potential return.
  39. Credits For First-Time Homebuyers

    Tax credits, grants, and other options can help first-time homebuyers afford their purchase. They just need to know where ...
  40. Should You Buy a Home With Cash Or a Mortgage?

    The obvious problems with carrying debt compel many to consider buying a home with cash instead of taking on a mortgage. ...
  41. Is Relying On Home Equity For Retirement Smart?

    Nearly half of Americans between 50- and 70-years-old have said they will rely on home equity to fund their retirement. Is ...
  42. Going Solar: Which States Are the Most Generous?

    Investing in solar for your home can make good financial sense if you live in a state that’s friendly to this renewable energy.
  43. 5 Reasons the HELOC Market is Expected to Heat up in 2016

    HELOCs dried up after the housing meltdown, but thanks to an improving economy, job market and rising home values they are ...
  44. Understanding The Mortgage Payment Structure

    While a mortgage’s size and term set the baseline, the interest, taxes and insurance all influence the amount of the monthly ...
  45. The Home Appraisal: Key To A Successful Refinance

    An appraisal is a professional’s assessment of a home’s value that ensures banks don’t lend more money than a property is ...
  46. Ins And Outs Of Seller-Financed Real Estate Deals

    Seller financing works like this: Instead of a buyer receiving a loan from a bank, the person selling the house lends the ...
  47. 7 Must-Have Real Estate Contract Conditions

    Buying a home can bury you in paperwork. But it’s worth your time to make sure your contract contains these seven important ...
  48. The Pros and Cons of Buying Vs. Building a Home

    Before you decide whether to buy or build a home, you should weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each scenario.
  49. Understanding Pre-Qualification Vs. Pre-Approval

    Contrary to popular belief, being pre-qualified for a mortgage doesn’t mean you’re pre-approved for a home loan.
  50. 9 Tips for Handling Homeowners’ Associations

    Before you buy property in a community with an HOA, there are nine things you should do.
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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.
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    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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