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Humans make a house for sale feel more like home

Jul 21, 2014
Straight out of "Arrested Development": Moving in real people helps homes sell.
Posted In: real estate, buying a home, staged homes, Arrested Development

Featured Voicemail: Building credit

Nov 22, 2013
Nick from Chicago left a voice mail for Marketplace Money host Carmen Wong Ulrich about how to get a higher credit limit without going into debt.
Posted In: ask carmen, Personal Finance, Credit card, credit limit, buying a home

Ask Carmen: Home-buying checklist

Nov 15, 2013
We get a lot of questions on when to buy a home. Carmen Wong Ulrich shares some tips to make sure you're ready.
Posted In: buying a home, real estate, advice

Quiz: What do you know about home values?

Oct 10, 2013
Does living on a dead-end street lower a home's value? What if your home has a pool? Test your knowledge of home values by taking our quiz!
Posted In: Housing, buying a home

Open House 101: Buyer be ready!

Aug 23, 2013
If you're browsing in today's housing market, you'd better be ready for some stiff competition. A Los Angeles realtor talks about all it takes to land a home you want.
Posted In: buying a home, Housing, housing prices

Should we be worried about rising interest rates?

Jun 21, 2013
Interest rates are going up. What does that mean for consumers?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, buying a home

Want to buy a fixer-upper? Head to the Rust Belt

Jun 6, 2013
RealtyTrac has released its list of the top cities for fixer-upper houses. At the top of the list: Detroit and other Rust Belt cities.
Posted In: houses, buying a home, housing market

Homeownership: The right choice for low-income families?

Mar 22, 2013
Advocates say home ownership is still a good way for low-income families to build wealth - but it shouldn't be their only form of savings
Posted In: foreclosure, buying a home

It still pays to own a home

Jan 25, 2013
Many young people say they have no interest in ever owning a home. So these days, more and more people are renting. But commentator Chris Farrell says buying is still a better option for all concerned.
Posted In: Housing, rent, rent vs. buy, buying a home

Paradigm change: Young people and home ownership

Aug 10, 2012
Buying into the American Dream? Renting for life? For younger people, home ownership is less cut-and-dry than it was a generation ago.
Posted In: homeownership, Atlanta, buying a home, renting, real estate