Feeling hoodwinked because you panicked and got a mortgage at 4.5%? Rates jumped this summer, but the mini-bubble wasn't sustainable and rates fell.
Mortgage servicers still have plenty of incentive to foreclose, and cities and states are looking to protect consumers -- with some results they didn't anticipate.
Buying a home in one of these gorgeous spots could cause you to lose your life or your property. But the appeal of these often wild and lovely places endures.
Researchers wondered what the real-estate crisis has done to those of us who haven't lost our homes. Here's what they learned.
The housing bust stopped movers in their tracks. But long before that, something had changed our propensity for moving. Now things may be stirring again.
If you're a middle-income buyer who could otherwise afford to buy, you may be able to get help with the down payment. In some cases, you can get a home with no down payment at all.
Once shunned and villainized, adjustable-rate mortgages are now being embraced by some buyers and refinancers. Is it worth the risk?
After getting burned in the housing market or watching things go wrong for others, many families are deciding that renting offers the life they want at a price they can afford.
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