Buying Home

The Myth of the 'Strong' Obama Economy

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?

Financial Reasons to Be Thankful For This Year

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.

The Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S.

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.

Boomerang Buyers

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. 

Homebuilder Stocks Take Hit

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.

Cover All Your Bases Before Buying a Home

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.