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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

The housing market: Back from the brink?

Sep 27, 2013
The housing market is showing positive signs with prices climbing back up. But is now the time to buy?
Posted In: Housing, housing market, housing prices

5 years after Lehman, subprime mortgages return

Sep 12, 2013
Mortgage lenders fueled the financial collapse by marketing subprime loans to people who couldn't afford them. They disappeared as the housing market crashed, but subprime mortgages could return.
Posted In: subprime, mortgage, mortgage crisis, Housing, home loans

Chief economist of Fannie Mae says three more years until recovery

Sep 11, 2013
Douglas Duncan says the economy today is “improving but it's not robust."
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Housing, financial crisis, housing recovery

States divert foreclosure prevention money to demolitions

Sep 3, 2013
The Treasury Department has changed the rules on a program meant to help people hit by the housing crisis stay in their homes, allowing states to use some money from the $7.6 billion foreclosure prevention program to demolish homes instead.
Posted In: Housing, housing crisis, TARP

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

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