housing market

10 Most Expensive Zip Codes in the Country

Housing is probably your biggest expense — but it's probably not this big.

These Are the 7 Features Home Buyers Want Most

Get the scoop on what modern homebuyers want. The days of granite countertops and living room walls are long gone.

5 Reasons Fall Is a Great Time to House Hunt

The leaves are changing, and you still don't have your dream home. Hey, no worries! Fall is a great time to house hunt.

10 Dumb Ways to Scare Off Potential Homebuyers

Before you put your home on the market take a look around. Would you buy a place that looks like yours?

5 Things You Need to Know When Renting-to-Own a Home

Rent-to-own can be a lifeline for those with poor credit. Before snagging the keys to your soon-to-be dream home, brush up on what you need to know.

6 "Tourist Towns" That Are Actually Great to Live In

They may look picture-perfect on a postcard, but these tourist towns are also ideal spots to put down roots.

9 Things You Need to Know About a Home Appraisal

If you're a total newbie to the housing market, a home appraisal is your ticket to paying a fair price.

The Only 5 Rules You Need to Know About Investing in Real Estate

With home prices appreciating nicely these days, you may be tempted to invest in residential real estate. Here's what you need to know.

How I Sold My House in 48 Hours

Some homes languish on the market for months, costing owners money and stress. Find out how one seller got it done in a single weekend.

Is Buying a Foreclosed Home Ever a Good Idea?

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.

Should You Sell Your Home to Pay Down Debt?

You may have to live in a van down by the river, but if you have equity, you can erase a lot of consumer debt by selling your home.

7 Reasons Your Home Isn't Selling

If your house for sale is floating in market limbo, it might be time to examine these potential reasons why it's not selling.

6 Important Things You Need to Know About the Housing Market in 2016

Whether it's your dream to own a home, or you already own your dream home, catch up on what's coming for the market this year.

Ask Yourself These 5 Questions Before Buying a Home

Before you seal the deal on a new house, ask yourself: Are you prepared for the investment? Run through these questions first.

America Is On a Roll: 5 Economic Predictions for 2016

The U.S. economy did pretty well in 2015, and the trend is set to continue. Here's what we think the economy will do in 2016.

The 4 Most Overpriced U.S. Housing Markets

If you're looking to buy in one of these four overheated markets, you may want to act fast — or reconsider buying at all.

The Housing Market Is Finally Rebounding

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.

Once Again Safe as Houses?

You never need to rush to buy after a housing crash — house prices will stay down for years. But is now the right time to buy?

U.S. Banks and the Tokyo Drift

A nation reeling from popped real estate and financial collapse mopes through a recession, its president urging calm. Just what country are we talking about?

What's in Store for the Economy?

The truth is that the economy, just like a most other things in life, simply can’t be measured in straight line gains and losses. The economy is so much more than a line g