Mortgage shopping can be an overwhelming experience for first-time homebuyers, and is not a walk in the park even for the experienced buyer.
Get ready for a year of home value growth in these metros.
Strong. Durable. President Obama used those words this week to describe the American economy during his State of the Union speech. But that will be called into question at the next GOP debate on the FOX Business Network. What's the reality?
There are a handful of things consumers can do to offset or at least lessen the eventual impact of higher interest rates.
Spring and summer are popular times to look for a new home, but house hunters willing to brave the cold might be rewarded with a great deal.
Thanksgiving is the time of year we gather around the dinner table to feast on turkey, stuffing and apple pie. Amidst the feast we share with family and friends, it is also time to reflect on the blessings in our lives and what we are thankful for.
Working with the right agent can deliver big benefits for buyers and sellers alike.
After the down payment hurdle is cleared, mortgage payments tend to be lower than rent.
One good measure of affordability is this: How much of your paycheck do you spend on housing every month? Experts have traditionally pegged 30% as an optimal amount — people who spend more than that might be considered “housing poor” — though that number is fairly random, and the real answer is “it depends.
The key to restoring prosperity in America can be tied directly to the boosting the middle class.
Boomerang buyers who experienced a foreclosure or short sale during the housing crisis seven years ago may now be eligible to buy a home, but preparation to become an owner again is needed.
All is not well in the land of homebuilders. The National Association of Realtors® pending home sales index fell 2.3% to a seasonally adjusted reading of 106.8 in September, down from 109.3 in August.
Buying a home is likely the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, and doing your homework before deciding to buy or rent is key. While renting has fewer responsibilities, homeownership, including mortgage is typically the largest monetary commitment in one’s monthly budget.
If renting has started to seem lame, it may be time to start picturing yourself as a homeowner.
It’s natural to feel a little apprehensive when making a major purchase, but home buying shouldn’t scare you out of your wits.
The average new home has gotten 24 percent bigger over the past 15 years, while lots have shrunk 10 percent.
Determining the affordability of living in a certain place involves a lot of variables, but the make-or-break expense tends to be how much it actually costs to have an address there — that is, what rent or mortgage payments are.
With rent prices on the rise, Millennials should consider becoming homeowners, but most of them will not.
When seeking your dream home, keep in mind the qualities that will make it a great place to live for many years to come.
You'd like to buy your 1st home but don't know where to start. Here's some guidance.