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Nov 6, 2013 12:41PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

New mortgage rules are going into effect Jan. 10 to protect homeowners and investors from the kinds of risky mortgages that led so many people into foreclosure.

Nov 5, 2013 9:16AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

Rising home values are giving homeowners new options for paying for a remodel or renovation. Here's a look at 3 options, with pros and cons of each.

Nov 4, 2013 11:47AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

There's a catch. After those first five years, things change. The size of your monthly payment can swell or shrink as interest rates rise and fall.

Oct 29, 2013 7:06PM on Smart SpendingBy QuinStreet

Despite recent laws, you can still negotiate specific closing costs lower to help you save money when it's time to buy or refinance a home.

Oct 28, 2013 11:21AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

This simple step is essential for getting you the best possible interest rate on your home loan.

Oct 25, 2013 12:08PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Rent will likely continue to rise for three or four years -- by about 16%, according to an expert's estimate.

Oct 21, 2013 11:24AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Don't even think about searching for a new house until you know these steps.

Oct 15, 2013 8:50AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

In community property states, your spouse’s bad credit can hurt your chances of getting a mortgage, even if you leave him or her off the loan.

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