home buying

Seven tips for first time home buyers

May 26, 2014
How to deal with a tight market with all cash buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home buying
number of first time home buyers remains low

Where have all the first time home buyers gone?

May 26, 2014
One answer: nearly half of all home sales go to all-cash buyers
Posted In: home buying, Housing

Want to buy a home? Better bring cash

May 9, 2014
A third of all homes sold last quarter were paid for in cash.
Posted In: home buying

Rent versus buy: How did you choose your home?

Mar 11, 2014
What was your experience buying or renting your home?
Posted In: home, home buying, real estate

Why we can't let go of the fixed-rate mortgage

Nov 26, 2013
There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying

Who thought 30-year mortgages were a good thing?

Nov 25, 2013
Lending money for 30 years at a fixed interest rate isn't attractive to banks. So how did 30-year fixed-rate mortgages come to be the standard?
Posted In: Mortgages, interest rates, home buying

Carmen's lightning round! Personal finance advice for all

Nov 8, 2013
Here at Marketplace Money we get way more questions than we could ever hope to answer.
Posted In: advice, Personal Finance, home buying, real estate