As long as you are dedicated to planning and sticking with a strategy, an adjustable-rate mortgage can be a huge benefit for veterans and military families seeking homeownership.
Homeownership remains cheaper than renting nationally and in all of the 100 largest metro areas. Rising mortgage rates and home prices have narrowed t...
When I was out showing houses on New Year's Day to my long-suffering clients who were outbid close to 10 times, I braced myself for a busy spring. So, uh, where is spring?
Over the first five weeks of 2014, the U.S. stock market declined by roughly 5 percent. Is that a buying opportunity, or the beginning of more serious trouble?
While raising interest rates may dampen falls in a country's currency in the short term, this is not always enough to calm a sell-off and a higher interest rate can hamper growth, squeezing the country further.
While mortgage rates fluctuate daily and the interest rate you'll pay on a home loan depends on multiple factors, most mortgage experts anticipate an increase in average mortgage rates by the end of 2014.
For all the Yellen-watching going on, it is important to remember that the changeover is likely to be pretty subtle, especially at first.
A number of emerging market economies have been on a rollercoaster since the U.S. Federal Reserve announced last May the eventual tapering of its asset purchase program. This is another reminder of how susceptible these economies remain to economic conditions outside their borders.
There was plenty of gloomy economic news throughout the year. Yet, despite all those economic issues, the stock market ended the year at record highs, with the Dow up 25 percent and the S&P 500 up nearly 30 percent.
Investors have responded favorably to the outcome of today's highly-anticipated Federal Reserve policy meeting, and rightly so. Here are four key takeaways that speak to more than this afternoon's impressive market moves; they also shed light on what may be ahead.
On October 19, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 508 points (22 percent). There are many theories as to why the crash occurred, but the simple truth is that the panic stemmed from a sharp rise in interest rates. Likewise, another stock market crash awaits investors on the other side of tapering.
It's hard to say whether the economy has been naughty or nice this year. Employment growth has been up and down all year, raising hopes and then dashing them in a continuous cycle. Even so, suppose you indulged the economy by letting it make a holiday wish list.
As rates begin to rise in anticipation of Fed "tapering," we would expect an eventual reversal as economic indicators begin to deteriorate. In other words, there is a ceiling on the pace of this economic recovery until deleveraging runs its course (which could be a long while).
It's all over right? The most recent glory days of real estate investments, when we could buy foreclosed homes for pennies on the dollar are disappear...
Our credit is so important and it requires an attention to detail. Although you should ignore some of the wrinkles in life, you should sweat the details in your credit.
We know Republicans believe that they can simply "create their own reality." And we know from Stephen Colbert that reality has a well-known liberal bias.