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The Dark Side Of Homeownership: Trapping Raccoons


Being a homeowner was supposed to be about taking the mortgage interest deduction and painting my kitchen, not trapping live animals.

04:50PM 01/16/14


How To Buy A Home In Retirement


If you're worried about whether your retirement savings will last, the combination of a new mortgage rule and a plan to relocate to a place with low-cost housing can increase your comfort level.

10:52AM 01/09/14


3 Important Tax Breaks For Homeowners Expire On Dec. 31, 2013


Homeowners enjoy a number of preferences in the federal tax code. But three of those preferences expire on Dec. 31, 2013.

12:11PM 01/02/14


Find Your Next Home On Pinterest


Pinterest is a fast-growing social media photo-sharing website that some Realtors believe can help you find your next home.

12:10PM 12/19/13


Heartland Homes Leading The Recovery


You'll find more consistent appreciation and longer-term gains in places like Tulsa, San Antonio, Sioux City, Pittsburgh, Des Moines, New Orleans, Asheville, Rochester and Albuquerque.

11:15AM 12/11/13


The Future Of Refinancing


As interest rates rise, the number of refinances will fall. What does this mean for the mortgage-lending business?

11:59AM 12/05/13


You Don't Need 20 Percent Down


Borrowers with good credit, low debt and strong monthly incomes can qualify today for conventional mortgage loans with down payments of as little as 3 percent.

09:54AM 11/27/13


Test Drive Your Next Home


"Test driving" a home is a trend gaining popularity in real estate markets across the country where sellers are extra motivated.

08:53AM 11/22/13


How Will Lender Layoffs Affect My Mortgage?


Thousands of mortgage company employees have been laid off in 2013, but industry experts suggest that the impact will be minimal on borrowers.

09:26AM 11/18/13


Should I Prepay, Refinance Or Both?


Prepaying can sometimes become most profitable is when it's combined with a refinance to accelerate the payoff.

01:30PM 11/07/13

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