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Should I Get an ARM or Fixed-Rate Mortgage?

I’m finally ready to buy a house, but I’m confused about the right kind of mortgage to get. The guy I talked to at the bank said an adjustable mortgage was the way to go to save money, but I’ve heard bad things about them that make me nervous....

What’s Your Type?

New construction, fixer-upper, condo or co-op? How to decide which home is right for you.

Ready for a New Home?

It’s prime time for buyers and sellers. Here’s how to get the best price

Location, Location, Location

Where you buy is just as important as the home you choose

What Is a Reverse Mortgage?

I am curious about reverse mortgages and am wondering if this is a good option for me. If so, how do I find a reputable mortgage rep to work with? --Jeanne, Boothwyn, PA This is a question that more and more people have been asking since 2008...

How Refinancing Before Sandy Helped Us After

It was the rarest of July afternoons: The kids were at playdates, and I didn’t have to work. I had two choices. I could relish a rare day alone at the beach. Or I could sit at my desk and finish what I had spent months procrastinating about:...

When Debt Can Make You Richer

What do the very rich know that the rest of us don’t? That the D-word—that would be debt—can actually be a tool for building wealth.After the financial disasters of the last five years, that may seem counterintuitive, to say the least. But...

Should We Pay to Rebuild?

New Jersey Army National Guard aerial views shows the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast. Photo Credit: Reuters The East Coast has barely begun to assess the cost of recovery after superstorm Sandy last month. It will be...

Hire a Public Insurance Adjuster

In the case of a huge storm like Hurricane Sandy, which affected millions of homeowners and renters, insurance company delays could be even longer than the gas lines last weekend. What can you do? Hire a public insurance adjuster, who will assess...