Call them white-knuckle buyers -- shoppers worried that their chance to own an affordable home is rapidly fading. Real estate agents weigh in with their thoughts.
Interest rates are up well ahead of any action by the Fed. Many experts think the lowest rates in the foreseeable future are the ones we're griping about now.
To purchase a home in the most competitive markets you'll need ingenuity, cunning and wads of cash. And tactics like these.
Homes still seem pretty cheap, even with prices rising by 10% or more. But a comfortable monthly payment can hide a painful truth.
Buying or selling a house soon? What you don't know about the industry could cost you. Your real estate agent won't tell you, but we will.
In the market for a home to call your own? You'll want to watch this handy checklist of important things to do first.
Lenders want more skin in the game these days before OK'ing your mortgage. But saving for that down payment doesn't have to be that daunting.
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