Homeowners are likely to feel the impact of a nearby foreclosure on their own property values.
The FHA is raising its mortgage insurance rates. Again. And that's only one piece of a trend in rising mortgage fees.
Look past national headlines about the continuing decline of housing prices and focus on your local market. It's likely recovering nicely already.
Central to this question is how long you plan to stay in your home.
Critics are having a field day. Do you think the $26 billion deal will help homeowners injured by bank misbehavior? Do you think there was misbehavior?
Appraisals are playing a much more important role in whether homebuying deals go through.
As the foreclosure machine cranks up again, numbers soar in Pennsylvania, Maryland and several other states.
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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