Real estate

The Case for Renting Before Buying a Home

A real estate agent works with her most challenging client yet -- herself.

Ask an Advisor: What’s the Difference Between Being Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved for a Mortgage?

Many homebuyers are easily misled by lenders who pre-qualify them for a loan only to later deny them after they make an offer on a home they really can’t afford. Understanding the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval is...

Sold! Your Home-Selling Guide

The secret to selling your home quickly and for the right price.

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

Why Your Nest Isn't a Nest Egg

The single worst thing the real estate boom did to average Americans was creating a fantasy that you could count on your home equity as part of your retirement plan. But national average home prices have fallen almost 40% since 2008—putting a...

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