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Home Buying

We Found And Bought A Hoarder's House

Susan Fogwell | Posted 06.09.2015 | HuffPost Home
Susan Fogwell

In June, 2014, John and I stopped in a couple of real estate agencies looking for a fixer-upper on the main line of Philadelphia. Usually, good fixer-uppers in great areas are sold by real estate agents to a builder or contractor on the QT and before anyone else knows they're up for grabs.

Waiving Contingencies to Compete in a Seller's Market

Melissa Terzis | Posted 04.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Melissa Terzis

As spring progresses, the real estate market continues to be competitive. Buyers are doing all sorts of things to get houses beyond writing a "pick me" letter. In some cases, the risks they are taking are tough to justify.

5 Things Millennials Should Consider Before Buying A Home

Graham Ober | Posted 02.15.2015 | Money
Graham Ober

Even if your credit score isn't up to snuff or the costs seem to high right now, you can get your finances into better shape before you try to buy your first home.

10 Mistakes You're Making When Starting Your Home Search (And How To Avoid Them)

Posted 12.19.2014 | HuffPost Home

Studies show that only majorly depressing life events -- think death of a family member, losing a job or getting a divorce -- outweigh the stressful d...

Factor Your Lifestyle Into Your Budget | Posted 01.20.2015 | Money

Looking at sprawling villas in the suburbs and 2,000-square-foot condos in the middle of downtown is one thing. How much home you can afford may be entirely different.

7 Biggest Home Buying Mistakes | Posted 11.11.2014 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're a first-time buyer or you've been around the block a few times, there are certain home buying mistakes that trip people up time and time again.

Minorities Are Driving U.S. Home Sales

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business

By Moriah Costa WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - Minorities will account for more than one-third of U.S. households by 2025 and make up...

International House Hunters Shifting from Vacation Areas to Urban Neighborhoods

Jed Kolko | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany remain the top three countries outside the U.S. for home searches. But Brazil has pushed up to 4th place, jumping ahead of India, Mexico, and Australia.

6 Seller Secrets for This Summer's Real Estate Market

Michael Corbett | Posted 07.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Each year, it seems the housing market takes on a different tone. Sometimes it's going to be a sellers' market with inflated prices and bidding wars, and sometimes a buyers' market with tons of choices and low prices.

The Housing Recovery Needs More Than Just Rising Prices

Jed Kolko | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

The Trulia Price Monitor and the Trulia Rent Monitor are the earliest leading indicators of how asking prices and rents are trending nationally and lo...

Protecting Homebuyers In The New Year

David S. Bunton | Posted 03.23.2014 | Money
David S. Bunton

A home purchase is often the largest financial decision of your life. Protecting yourself requires, above all, a solid understanding of the valuation methods out there so that you can ask the right questions.

6 "Aggressive" Home Buying Tactics That People Are Willing to Use Today

Jed Kolko | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Jed Kolko

Rising prices and mortgage rates have forced Americans to downsize their real estate dreams, while determined buyers have multiple worries and are prepared to take desperate measures to buy a home in today's competitive market. So why do they bother?

Rolling Down The House-Hunting Highway

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

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How to Sell Your Home and Buy Another at the Same Time | Posted 09.07.2013 | HuffPost Home

There is no right answer in choosing any of these scenarios. Your Realtor may be able to advise which is best, depending on the local market. However, much depends on your financial stability, as well as your tolerance for risk or disruption.

Are You Missing Out on $57,730? Why You Should Refinance Despite Tighter Lending Guidelines

Adrian Nazari | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business
Adrian Nazari

Although stated (self-reported) income mortgage products are no longer available, lender documentation requirements haven't changed all that much in the past 10 years.

Buying a Home? Smart Tips for Getting a Hassle-Free Mortgage

Adrian Nazari | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Adrian Nazari

With this year's home buying season off to a strong start, due in large part to tight inventories and low interest rates, many prospective homebuyers may find securing financing an obstacle. Here are some tips on how to secure financing to help make the mortgage process easier.

Sneak Peek At Century 21 Super Bowl Spot (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.28.2013 | Sports

Weddings are expensive. Century 21 spent about $4 million on the one above. For its only in-game Super Bowl commercial, the real estate agency tac...

Catherine New

Lesbian Couple Alleges Bank Of America Discriminated Based On Sexual Orientation | Catherine New | Posted 01.10.2013 | Business

In the early spring of 2012, Patty Snyder and her partner Shelley (who asked to use only her first name) went house hunting in South Daytona, Fla. The...

'I Will Never Live In The Suburbs'

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in a century, most of America's largest cities are growing at a faster rate than their surrounding suburbs as y...

Evidence Of A Housing Recovery!

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought new homes in May at the fastest pace in more than two years. The increase suggests a modest recovery is continuin...

Why You And Your Spouse Should Get A Second Opinion

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak | Posted 05.09.2012 | Weddings
Marianne Szegedy-Maszak

Did we bother to discuss the wisdom of this enormous investment with anyone else -- a financial planner, perchance? A savvy friend? An architect or engineer? Of course not.

WATCH: New, Unsold Chicago Homes Discounted For Monthlong Special

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

Homebuyers looking for Chicago property can cash in on a month-long campaign of price reductions and incentives on 81 unsold homes in five new real es...

Shahien Nasiripour

Mortgage Bankers Post Huge Profits... Again | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Independent mortgage lenders may have hit their high point of the year as they booked an average profit of nearly $1,400 on each loan originated durin...