While there's evidence that the Fed's large-scale asset purchase program had direct impact of lowering longer-term interest rates, there's less evidence that it hit its broader, indirect target of investment, growth and jobs.
So, what does a family do when their lender denies a loan modification and instead insists on foreclosure? File bankruptcy. What happens a few months later when the lender has court permission to reschedule the foreclosure sale? The homeowner files bankruptcy again.
San Diego's sunny beaches and beautiful college campuses can be deceptive. The city's soaring housing costs force university students and low-income f...
Open houses are an exciting adventure, but have their own set of rules. You need to follow them in order to turn open house shopping into a dream house purchase.
What does one need to understand to help you come to terms with the 20 percent down number? Let us explain. See below for all the reasons why you should love the idea of a 20 percent down payment.
"When we talk about race... there's a divide when it comes to home ownership and the creation of wealth," said Mark Hugo Lopez, director of Hispanic r...
As a general rule, it's wise to take 20 percent less than what the bank will lend you.
From some angles, it looks like the housing recovery has brought an urban resurgence: for instance, the most urban counties are growing faster now tha...
I am a big proponent of paying down that ugly mortgage beast as soon as is practical. But, before you go cutting a check to the bank, there is a pecking order of financial priorities you need to address before you consider tackling your mortgage.
On December 31, 2013, the tax exemption for mortgage debt forgiveness expired, leaving financially struggling homeowners with a big return to file.
An accent color wall or an interior room repaint will liven up a home. With little money and just a day or a weekend, your house can have new a new look and a new life. Be adventurous!
We're beginning to see a shift in how money moves. Similar to the very efficient corporate markets like bond trading and commercial paper, money is beginning to move to consumers too.
It was only a matter of time. Adjustable-rate mortgages--the apocalyptical financial product of the recent economic collapse--are coming back in a big way.
In the rush, you may be overlooking significant tax savings that homeownership can bring if you're planning to itemize your deductions this year.
I shared seven months ago (Part 1) that we downsized from a 4 bedroom home to a two bedroom apartment rental last August and the excitement, joy and ...
Whether you're unsure if you can even afford to buy, are concerned about your credit, don't know how to get a loan, or find yourself overwhelmed by different real estate options, these apps and websites will make your life easier and facilitate the process from start to finish.