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Mortgages

How to Get the Best Rates Now on Mortgages and Other Loans: Coronavirus Fallout Pushes Down Borrowing Costs

Amid the extreme turbulence in financial markets and in people’s everyday lives, the plunge in interest rates that has accompanied the coronavirus pandemic is providing some reli...

Real Estate

Navigating Life Under a Homeowners Association Is Tricky in So Many Ways

To avoid unexpected problems when living under a homeowners association, you have to know what the rules are and how to make them work for you.

Buying & Selling

Quick Home Sales Are Offered by More Online Firms

A growing number of companies known as iBuyers are offering to quickly buy homes themselves. But you typically end up with a much lower sale price.

Buying & Selling

Help Your Adult Child Become a Home Owner

If your adult child is dreaming of buying a home, here are some steps to take and how you can help him or her.

Mortgages

Have Mortgage Rates Dropped Enough for You to Refinance?

Here’s how to decide whether sunken mortgage rates make it worthwhile to refinance your home loan.

Mortgages

No-Fee Mortgages May Cost Extra

Some mortgage lenders offer $0 origination fees or speedy process, but the loan terms may not be the most attractive.

Buying & Selling

How to Sell Your Home in a Changing Market

These fix-up, pricing and sales strategies help homeowners appeal to more potential buyers…and make more when they sell.

Buying & Selling

The Real Estate Market Shifts to Buyers

Houses are starting to sell for less, so now might be time to buy the home you’ve always dreamed of.

Buying & Selling

Don’t Wait for Spring to Sell Your Home

Home sellers often wait until spring to put their properties on the ­market because that is when there tends to…

Real Estate

The Right and Wrong Reasons to Tap Your Home Equity

A new study sheds light on when it might make sense to tap your home equity.

Buying & Selling

8 Clever Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value Before Selling

Making a few modifications to your home could significantly enhance its appeal to buyers whether you sell it soon or years later.

Buying & Selling

This Study Can Help You Find a Better Real Estate Agent

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a repeat buyer can make a difference in which real estate firm can help you the most.

Real Estate

9 Reasons You Shouldn’t Buy a Second Home

Owning a second home where you can kick back and enjoy life is a dream many people have—but the reality can be very different from the dream.

Buying & Selling

More Americans Expect Higher Home Prices, Mortgage Rates

Two out of three people in a new poll think this is a good time to buy a home.

Mortgages

How Shared Appreciation Mortgages Help With Down Payment

What if you could take out a loan on your home and not pay it back until you sell your home? That’s what some finance companies have begun to offer.