After getting burned in the housing market or watching things go wrong for others, many families are deciding that renting offers the life they want at a price they can afford.
Security devices can often lower our insurance premiums, but a study shows many of us don't even bother to lock our doors; we also increase our risk by posting vacation photos while we're away.
You may think you have nothing to lose by employing this traditional marketing tactic. But critics say that's not true -- and your agent has more to gain than you do.
Items that were unloved and unwanted may be just perfect for your household. Here's how to buy without regret and perhaps get much more than your money's worth.
We've all heard of 90210, but Beverly Hills isn't even near the top of the list when it comes to the most expensive spots in the country.
Yes, interest rates are rising, and you've almost certainly missed buying at the bottom. But that doesn't mean you should give up on becoming a homeowner.
This city has risen from the ruins of foreclosure. Now, prices are up and there's a housing shortage. And the heroes aren't hedge fund investors or government regulators.
Call them white-knuckle buyers -- shoppers worried that their chance to own an affordable home is rapidly fading. Real estate agents weigh in with their thoughts.
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