I know a $2.3 million dream home won't make me happier than the house we were thrilled to get in 2004. And yet . . .
But economic uncertainty is keeping many Americans from taking advantage of the best loan rates in their lifetimes.
Losing your home to foreclosure is one thing. But walking away just because it's financially convenient could hurt down the road.
The HAMP program, now a year old, struggles with the complicated business of salvaging troubled home loans.
You can be assured that the 'investor' has no intention of paying your lender a dime.
A New York company recently announced a plan to collect 1% of the sale price of a home each and every time it's sold for the next century.
Taxpayer supports for homeowners are three times the bone that government throws to renters.
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