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Oct 10, 2013 11:28AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Many banks have stopped preapproving homebuyers for a loan.

Oct 3, 2013 1:37PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

The odds are you'll be back to work fairly soon. But there's no guarantee. Especially if you're living paycheck to paycheck, this guide will see you through.

Sep 22, 2013 12:42PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Mortgage servicers still have plenty of incentive to foreclose, and cities and states are looking to protect consumers -- with some results they didn't anticipate.

Sep 11, 2013 1:14PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Smart Spending editor

Getting a mortgage will become trickier and more costly in 2014. Here are the reasons it's happening.

Sep 4, 2013 5:50PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Researchers wondered what the real-estate crisis has done to those of us who haven't lost our homes. Here's what they learned.

Sep 3, 2013 12:18PM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

Would-be borrowers with thin credit histories can sometimes get a boost from nontraditional creditors -- like cellphone carriers, utilities and, yes, video streaming services.

Aug 14, 2013 6:21PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Once shunned and villainized, adjustable-rate mortgages are now being embraced by some buyers and refinancers. Is it worth the risk?

Aug 14, 2013 12:27PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Smart Spending editor

Young adults no longer expect to buy their first house right away. First they need good credit, a hefty downpayment and a stable job.

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