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Aug 19, 2010 4:50PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

More people are refinancing into short-term loans. Is this right for you?

Aug 17, 2010 11:28AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

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.

Aug 12, 2010 7:29PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

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?

Aug 12, 2010 12:43PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Consumers stay on the sidelines, expecting rates to remain low and housing prices to fall further.

Aug 10, 2010 8:12PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Does it make more sense to buy or rent a home where you live? Three websites help provide answers.

Aug 6, 2010 8:03PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Only new borrowers will be hit by rising mortgage insurance premiums next month. But there's also a consolation.

Aug 5, 2010 2:51PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Should you refinance? With rates this low, it's something to consider, but it's not for everyone.

Aug 4, 2010 6:13PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Buyers are pleased, though. And agents find ways to get their licks in.

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