That little acronym — PMI — pops up quite a bit for new homeowners. Here's what it is, and how much it may cost you.
When you're looking for your new dream home, should you ever shift your gaze to a high-foreclosure neighborhood? Here's what you need to think about.
Vintage charm and classic appeal may be great selling points, but before you shell out for an old house, be sure you know what you're buying.
Paying your mortgage every couple of weeks instead of monthly can shave thousands in interest costs, but going bi-weekly is not a simple as it seems.
When you move into a new place, you're moving into a new neighborhood, too. Discover how to find out if it's right for you before you buy or rent.
If you are willing to put in some time and work, you may be able to save money on your next home purchase by buying a fixer-upper. Here's what to look for.
When you're thinking about buying a home, it's easy to buy more house than you need (and get stuck with a pricier mortgage). Use this trick to save.
Buying your first home is a big accomplishment, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. Take our quick quiz to find out if you're ready to take the plunge.
The housing market is rebounding, and the buyer's market is ending. But should you rush to buy a home now? Read this article to help decide.
Property buyers with cash can save as much as 30% off the market price at a foreclosure auction. Here's what to expect on the courthouse steps.
Today we found some awesome articles on steps to buying a house, reasons you need a spending plan, and Black Friday myths exposed.
Last year, one Wise Bread writer and her husband purchased a property with cash. That's right — cash. Here's the process they went through.
You take time to research products that will cost you $20 — but how much do you research the person who advises you on spending thousands of dollars?
A lot of people think Roth IRAs are just another retirement vehicle. Yes — and they're also one of the most flexible options available.
You don't have to buy an extremely expensive house to get your child into a good school. Here are some other approaches to consider.
Last year, homebuyer tax credits helped boost the real estate market. Until April 30, certain service members can still take advantage of this benefit.
Owning a home has become inextricably linked to the American dream, as much a part of the social fabric as baseball and apple pie. But the reality is that most Americans would be b
When stock markets go down, people tend to thank their lucky stars they own real estate, and others yet rush to the real estate market as a safe haven. But real estate isn’t always
There are several things you can do with a house that you own. During the housing boom, most of the attention was focused on two of those things: You could sell it, or you could
I don't think much of the "buy low, sell high" model for house purchases. I think a house should be purchased as a place to live, in which case the main questions are whether you
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