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House hunt: Match the famous home with its TV show

Aug 23, 2013
"Full House," "The Cosby Show," "Golden Girls" -- all of these TV shows featured noteworthy homes. Play our matching game and see if you can match each house with its TV show.
Posted In: Housing, matching game

What should homebuyers ask themselves before entering the market?

Aug 23, 2013
Existing home sales topped an almost four-year high in July. So what should you expect to encounter as a first-time home buyer?
Posted In: Housing, first-time home buyer

What will mortgages look like after Fannie and Freddie?

Aug 23, 2013
The government is trying to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which could really change the mortgage picture out there. What can we expect to see if the government-backed companies go private or have a diminished role?
Posted In: Housing, Mortgages, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The home buying process starts with an app

Aug 23, 2013
There are a ton of real estate apps out there. Advice on which ones should be on your smartphone.
Posted In: Housing, apps, mobile apps

Low-income folks should build wealth, then buy a home

Aug 23, 2013
Home ownership can be a way for low-income folks to punch a ticket to upward mobility. But many experts say that low-income people should build wealth in other ways before they take on a mortgage.
Posted In: Housing, affordable housing

The skinny on short sales and other real estate questions answered

Aug 23, 2013
What resources are available for first-time home buyers? Is there a way to time the market right to take advantage of low mortgage rates? How can you know if you earn enough income to qualify for a refi? Personal finance expert Louis Barajas answers listeners' questions about home ownership. Plus, learn about 10 home buying mistakes you should avoid.
Posted In: Housing, Personal Finance

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

Worries that U.K. is rebooting the housing bubble

Aug 22, 2013
The British government is offering incentives to homebuyers but critics argue that the economy is recovering and they are not a good use of taxpayers' money.
Posted In: Housing, Britain

Report: Half of all home purchases paid for with cash

Aug 15, 2013
Goldman Sachs says that the number of all-cash sales in the housing market has more than doubled over the last seven years. What does that say about the housing recovery?
Posted In: Housing

Giving tenants a fighting chance against evictions

Aug 9, 2013
A pilot program in California is testing the idea that providing free counsel to poor tenants could actually save taxpayers money.
Posted In: Housing, legal aid

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