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Aug 13, 2013 11:18AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Welcome to the one insurance policy you can't shop for, don't benefit from, but will have to pay if you don't have a big enough down payment.

Aug 7, 2013 5:15PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

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.

Jul 24, 2013 1:37PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are smart ways to think through whether downsizing to a smaller home in retirement is a smart financial move for you.

Jul 23, 2013 8:00PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

If you're behind on payments -- even underwater -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, may want to give you a no-document mortgage modification.

Jul 17, 2013 5:30PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

You can't keep mortgage rates from bouncing around. But the right strategies can stack the odds in favor of snagging a lower rate.

Jul 3, 2013 2:09PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

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.

Jun 26, 2013 3:18PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Interest rates are up well ahead of any action by the Fed. Many experts think the lowest rates in the foreseeable future are the ones we're griping about now.

Jun 19, 2013 5:33PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Homes still seem pretty cheap, even with prices rising by 10% or more. But a comfortable monthly payment can hide a painful truth.

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