Home Ownership

  1. Is it Worth Saving Up for a Bigger Down Payment?

    There are numerous low-down-payment mortgage options out there, but sometimes it ...
  2. 10 Must-Know Questions To Ask A Home Seller

    To get a sense of what the home you're considering buying is really like, it helps ...
  3. Is A 30-Year Mortgage Really Best?

    It's the most popular choice, but home buyers with 30-year mortgages may be paying ...
  4. What Are The Pros and Cons Of A 15-Year Mortgage?

    The shorter term, and higher monthly payment, are only part of the picture.
  5. Which Is Better: A 30-Year Or 15-Year Mortgage?

    The difference in monthly payments is what homebuyers think of first when they compare ...
  6. Budget-Stretching Gardening Tips

    A bakers dozen of easy, budget-stretching garden ideas just in time for spring and ...
  1. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest ...
  2. How Two Harbors' Derivatives Work?

    Mortgage REITs, like Two Harbors , have cut their dividend payments as interest rate ...
  3. How Chimera Investment Bear The Brunt Of REITst?

    Following the financial crisis, REITs that specialized in investing in mortgage-backed ...
  4. How Are Interest Rates Affecting Annaly Cap Mgmt?

    Annaly Capital Management reported a net loss of $658 million thanks to the mortgage ...
  5. Ready To Invest In Financial Leverage Funds?

    Whenever you invest in a leveraged financial fund or are thinking about doing so, ...
  6. Real Estate Face-Off: Zillow Vs. Trulia

    Both websites help you find homes for sale, but they organize the information differently. ...
  1. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  2. The Complete Guide To Vacation Properties

    A step by step look at everything you need to know about purchasing vacation properties.
  3. The Complete Guide To Real Estate Renting

    Everything you need to know about renting property.
  4. How To Buy Your First Home: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

    Find out everything you need to know to tackle this major purchase without fear.
  1. What is the difference between moral hazard and adverse selection?

    Learn about moral hazard and adverse selection, how the two processes create undesired results, and the difference between ...
  2. What do mortgage lenders use the securitization food chain?

    Read about the origins of Chris Ferguson's securitization food chain, and find out how mortgage lenders could package and ...
  3. Why should I keep track of my insurance policy?

    The number one thing to remember about insurance is that, just like everything else, it changes over time. The top-of-the-line ...
  4. Should I be worried about my insurance company?

    Yes, policyholders should also take a serious look at the financial stability of their current insurance company especially ...
  1. Top Homebuyer Tradeoffs

    What are you willing to sacrifice when you buy a new home?
  2. 5 Risky Mortgages To Avoid

    There are plenty of ways to end up with a bad mortgage. The risks of these five should ...
  3. 18 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Boost Home Value

    These home upgrades can be achieved for surprisingly little money.
  4. 5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    These locales offer vacation homeowners scenic views and plenty of amenities. The ...
  5. 10 Habits Of Successful Real Estate Investors

    We'll look at ten habits that help real estate investors build a solid real estate ...
  6. 6 Tips On Selling Your Home In A Down Market

    Top tips to help when selling your home in a down real estate market.
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