Home Purchase

  1. 3 Hottest Real Estate Markets in U.S.

    These three cities had the biggest real estate price gains in May.
  2. Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage?

    Answering these five questions will help you determine whether or not to pay off ...
  3. Is House Price or Interest Rate More Important?

    Deciding which factor is more important can make a difference in monthly payments, ...
  4. 4 Little-Known Ways to Reduce Your Property Taxes

    Here are little known ways you can try to reduce your property tax liability.
  5. China’s Housing Market Slowed Down in June

    33 out of 55 Chinese cities with price increases posted slower growth in the month, ...
  6. 9 States Where You'll Pay the Most in Taxes

    Which state you live in can mean thousands of dollars saved or lost in taxes each ...
  1. Wells Fargo Launches 3% Mortgage Down Payment ...

    Late last month the lender unveiled a 3% down program.
  2. Zillow, Realtor, Redfin: Which Is the Best Real ...

    Compare the features and usability of the Zillow, Realtor.com and Redfin real estate ...
  3. The 3 Biggest Mortgage Lenders (NSM, WFC)

    Learn about the top mortgage lenders of 2016, trends impacting the mortgage lending ...
  4. Mortgage Application: Comparing Brick & Mortar ...

    Learn the differences between applying for a mortgage from a brick-and-mortar lender ...
  5. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep ...
  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. 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. Can I take my 401(k) to buy a house?

    It is possible to use your retirement accounts to buy a house, but it's usually better that you don't.
  2. Can I borrow from my annuity to put a down payment on a house?

    Learn how you can borrow money from an annuity for a house down payment, but also understand why fees and penalties make ...
  3. Why would a homebuyer need to take out PMI (private mortgage insurance)?

    Learn why some home buyers are required to take out private mortgage insurance (PMI), and how it affects the total monthly ...
  4. Is an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) safe?

    Learn why an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) can be a safe option as long as the borrower is familiar with the underlying ...
  1. Top Homebuyer Tradeoffs

    What are you willing to sacrifice when you buy a new home?
  2. 5 Best Beach Towns To Buy Property In

    These locales offer vacation homeowners scenic views and plenty of amenities. The ...
  3. Financing For First-Time Homebuyers

    Many people considering buying their first home can be overwhelmed by the myriad ...
  4. 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

    Searching for a house is a pressure filled task filled with quick decisions which ...
  6. 10 Tips For Getting A Fair Price On A Home

    When you're shopping for a home, it's important to understand how homes are priced ...
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