A no- or low-money-down mortgage is dangerous for the borrower, the lender, and, if enough of these loans are made, for the economy as a whole.
Lenders trying to collect billions of dollars in home equity loans face major obstacles. The battle rages: Is it right or wrong for borrowers to bail?
Consumers stay on the sidelines, expecting rates to remain low and housing prices to fall further.
Does it make more sense to buy or rent a home where you live? Three websites help provide answers.
Only new borrowers will be hit by rising mortgage insurance premiums next month. But there's also a consolation.
Should you refinance? With rates this low, it's something to consider, but it's not for everyone.
Buyers are pleased, though. And agents find ways to get their licks in.
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Deals are the real worry, because they are the true measure of euphoria, which causes people to lose more money than just about any other emotion known to man.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Banks offer confusing and conflicting information about overdraft protection, making it hard for customers to understand the real costs.
Six weeks later, most Americans have forgotten about the 2014 tax season -- except those who didn't file by the April 15 deadline.
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