Prices are up enough to make buying a home too expensive, but still too low to get more homes onto the market. What happens when mortgage rates rise?
Buying a home takes a blizzard of paper, but some are less important than others (even if they can't be ignored completely).
There are two ways to look at what income homebuyers need, simple and hard. But either way, Cleveland is cheapest out of 27 metro areas.
Thank a soaring stock market and investors who seek out lower-fee funds for a statistic that's a little less meaningful than it seems.
Don't fall behind on your student loans. Don't buy a new car -- in fact, you probably shouldn't buy a car at all. And don't worry if investing seems like an alien world.
A Fannie Mae survey found those saying it was a good time to sell at an all-time high of 42%, while those saying it was a good time to buy stayed at 69%.
Our parents sold their homes for plenty, sure, but the same sum invested in stocks over a 30- or 40-year period probably would have grown much more.
Prospective homeowners face a pleasing condition: In half of U.S. metropolitan areas, buying now beats renting after a mere two years.
Pouring money into riskier types of bonds, such as high-yield bonds, to get slightly higher interest payments? Everyone else already thought of it.
Yes, federal regulations are tougher than they used to be, and lenders are more cautious. But lenders don't make money if they don't approve loans.