The idea of granting mortgages to people with less-than-perfect credit has a growing appeal for lenders.
Even some luxury models can be had for under than $300 a month with modest down payments. Tempting.
Lenders are stingy and buyers picky these days, and that complicates the simple math of a seller's improvements.
People who marry with similar credit scores have a much better chance of going the distance, a study says.
There's an 'effective' underwater figure that traps even more homeowners than are considered technically sunk.
Over the college years, 529s are a great fallback to tap when other, more volatile holdings have taken a dip.
What's the latest you can put money into a 529 and do better than the alternatives? Pretty late, but be careful.
Don't bother with certificates of deposit if you're looking to earn interest. But there are still factors to consider.
First thing to consider when you're doing a FSBO -- for sale by owner: Do you have the time?
Still, pros and homebuyers expect housing prices to jump between 3.9% and 6.7% in the coming months.