Researchers wondered what the real-estate crisis has done to those of us who haven't lost our homes. Here's what they learned.
Would-be borrowers with thin credit histories can sometimes get a boost from nontraditional creditors -- like cellphone carriers, utilities and, yes, video streaming services.
Once shunned and villainized, adjustable-rate mortgages are now being embraced by some buyers and refinancers. Is it worth the risk?
Young adults no longer expect to buy their first house right away. First they need good credit, a hefty downpayment and a stable job.
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.
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.
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.
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