Home Ownership

  1. New Home Repair Troubleshooting

    New Home Repair Troubleshooting

    Think a new home means no repairs? Think again. Learn about common repair and maintenance ...
  2. Reverse Mortgage Pros And Cons

    Reverse Mortgage Pros And Cons

    It's a way to use your home equity for help when you're older. But does it make sense ...
  3. How An Insurance Company Determines Your Premiums

    How An Insurance Company Determines Your Premiums

    Find out how insurers use credit history to build an insurance score and how it could ...
  4. Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Will You Break Even On Your Home?

    Calculate how much your property will need to appreciate to cover the costs of owning ...
  5. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Boon Or Boom?

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Boon Or Boom?

    These two companies are crucial to the mortgage market, but are they ticking timebombs? ...
  6. Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    Eight Financial Safeguards If Disaster Strikes

    In an emergency like a fire, hurricane, flood, tornado or earthquake, you may not ...
  1. Housing Finally Bottoms

    Housing Finally Bottoms

    Zillow says national home prices increased in the second quarter year-over-year for ...
  2. Insurers Hit By Catastrophe Losses

    Insurers Hit By Catastrophe Losses

    Insurers have been hit with a series of catastrophe losses related to recent disasters ...
  3. Ace Limited Sees Growth In Asia And Latin America

    Ace Limited Sees Growth In Asia And Latin America

    Ace Limited survived the bear market and recession, and is expanding into higher ...
  4. Homebuilders Finally Snag A Profit

    Homebuilders Finally Snag A Profit

    Many homebuilders turned in a profit in the most recent quarter. This profit was ...
  5. Too Early For A Housing Bottom

    Too Early For A Housing Bottom

    May housing starts came in above the consensus, but the looking at the big picture ...
  6. Allstate's Good Hands Gone Bad?

    Allstate's Good Hands Gone Bad?

    Allstate is a mixed bag right now; though they refused TARP money, they have exposure ...
  1. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Homebuyers' Walkthrough

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

    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

    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

    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 counts as "debts" and "income" when calculating my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio?

    It's important to know your debt-to-income ratio because it's the figure lenders use to measure your ability to repay the ...
  2. What unforeseen circumstances affect what I'll pay in capital gains taxes?

    The IRS has outlined some unique circumstances that could qualify you for a reduced capital gains tax exclusion.
  3. How does my debt-to-income (DTI) ratio affect my ability to get a mortgage?

    Find out how much your debt-to-income ratio affects your ability to get a good mortgage rate when buying a home.
  4. What are the best ways to invest in mortgage-backed securities (MBS)?

    Find out how you can start investing in real estate through mortgage-backed securities.
  1. 6 Tips On Selling Your Home In A Down Market

    6 Tips On Selling Your Home In A Down Market

    Top tips to help when selling your home in a down real estate market.
  2. Financing For First-Time Homebuyers

    Financing For First-Time Homebuyers

    Many people considering buying their first home can be overwhelmed by the myriad ...
  3. 6 Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

    6 Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

    Refinancing can improve your short-term cash flow while also increasing your long-term ...
  4. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome ...
  5. Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

    Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

    Searching for a house is a pressure filled task filled with quick decisions which ...
  6. 5 Household Items You Should Insure

    5 Household Items You Should Insure

    Your homeowner's insurance doesn't cover everything you own and the items it does ...
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