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Mar 16, 2012 9:58AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Once you've reached that financial sweet spot, here are 9 ways to put the extra money you'll have to good use.

Mar 15, 2012 10:59AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Just like homeowners, some congregations used risky financing to buy property. Now, values have collapsed, congregations have shrunk and huge balloon payments are coming due.

Mar 7, 2012 9:11AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Homeowners are likely to feel the impact of a nearby foreclosure on their own property values.

Mar 1, 2012 11:47AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

The FHA is raising its mortgage insurance rates. Again. And that's only one piece of a trend in rising mortgage fees.

Feb 28, 2012 5:55PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Look past national headlines about the continuing decline of housing prices and focus on your local market. It's likely recovering nicely already.

Feb 23, 2012 10:22AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Central to this question is how long you plan to stay in your home.

Feb 23, 2012 10:17AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

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?

Feb 22, 2012 12:14PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Appraisals are playing a much more important role in whether homebuying deals go through.

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