Real Estate

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.

Mortgages

Should You Consider an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Now as Rates Rise?

Adjustable-rate mortgages are gaining popularity. But consider the hazards carefully before signing up for one.

Mortgages

How Retirees and Near-Retirees Can Overcome Hurdles to Get a Mortgage

Here’s what retirees and people nearing retirement need to know to not only get approved for a mortgage, but to get an attractive rate as well.

College Finance

10 Common Mistakes When Paying for College

Paying for college is complicated. The ways that colleges decide on aid packages can seem mysterious, and the number of…

Mortgages

Choose the Right Mortgage Lender to Avoid Big Problems

More than one in five home-buyers regret their choice of mortgage lender. Many borrow from the first lender that offers…