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Home Purchase

Shoud Seniors Buying a House Do It With a Reverse Mortgage?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

Many home purchasers are seniors. Some become homeowners for the first time, but most have been and want to remain homeowners. They just don't want to remain in their current house.

Uncertain? Don't Buy a House

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.10.2013 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

There's a drowsy undercurrent of indecision that's keeping a full real estate recovery at bay (that, and lenders, but that's a blog for a different da...

Fix Up a Home Before Selling It, or Not?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

Houses almost always look better when furnished than when empty -- they also look larger! If you are moving to another residence and plan to take your furnishings with you, if possible, arrange things so that you show the house before you move out of it.

It's the Housing Bubble, Stupid

Chris Ladd | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

After all that's happened in the past half-decade, why can't economists look around? The housing bubble took an extraordinary toll on American households, but economists have yet to meaningfully grapple with its impact.