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Jul 9, 2013 5:48PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

This city has risen from the ruins of foreclosure. Now, prices are up and there's a housing shortage. And the heroes aren't hedge fund investors or government regulators.

Jul 3, 2013 2:09PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

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.

Jun 26, 2013 3:18PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

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.

Jun 24, 2013 9:17PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

To purchase a home in the most competitive markets you'll need ingenuity, cunning and wads of cash. And tactics like these.

Jun 19, 2013 5:33PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Homes still seem pretty cheap, even with prices rising by 10% or more. But a comfortable monthly payment can hide a painful truth.

Jun 14, 2013 10:48AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

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.

Jun 5, 2013 7:09PM on Smart SpendingBy Smart Spending Editor

In the market for a home to call your own? You'll want to watch this handy checklist of important things to do first.

Jun 5, 2013 4:54PM on Smart SpendingBy Smart Spending Editor

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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