First, don't buy more house than you need. Then, when it's time to remodel, use these simple tips to save 20% to 50%.
With the April 30 deadline for the homebuyer tax credit approaching, gambling that a lender will close the deal in time is risky.
Consumers continue to report that mortgage servicers are difficult to work with.
Bank of America failed to listen to its own realty agent, lawsuit says, but at least in this case didn't leave the house reeking from rotten fish.
Lender would accept a deed in lieu of foreclosure, let homeowners stay for six months and help pay for relocation.
For most homeowners, insulation gives you the best bang for your buck, but you might want to start with an energy audit.
Prices begin to make up some lost ground, and sellers are acknowledging the long road back to 'normal.'
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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.
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