Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson gave a speech yesterday, talking about the administration's plan to "address the challenges" of the housing market downturn and relat
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Real Estate and Housing
It has never been unusual for borrowers to run into difficulty, and sometimes it becomes clear that a loan will never be repaid in full. The lender's job then is to recover as
by: Philip Brewer | channel: Personal Finance
What lessons can future homeowners take away from today's "mortgage crisis?"
by: Sarah Baughman | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Early in the subprime lending collapse, Wise Bread posted a report from Americans for Fairness in Lending explaining how the subprime lending boom hurt everyone. Since it's a
Among the Wise Bread community, I get the sense that there's a kind of "pox on both their houses" attitude to the problems in the subprime mortgage markets. People who worked thro
Wise Bread bloggers share their worst financial mistakes. Hopefully, wherever you may be in your living-large journey, you can learn from us.
by: Julie Rains | channel: Credit Cards, Debt Management, Investment, Real Estate and Housing
Now that many of you have crunched the numbers for accelerating your mortgage payoff, I think you are ready for a quick lesson on speeding through your mortgage. Now, I am not sayi
by: Julie Rains | channel: Real Estate and Housing
Do-it-yourselfers who are weary of yet another trip to the home improvement store may like this DIY project. It has the possibilities of increasing home equity just as quickly as a bath remodel or new deck.
Looking for a dull, but financially eye-opening home project? Great! Today, we're going to build an amortization schedule. [more]
Equating my money, emotionally, with something that I find dear and worthy of protection, may force me to treat my money with the respect it deserves.
by: Andrea Karim | channel: Personal Finance, Extra Commentary
What would you do if you were about to lose your home? What would you be willing to do to keep it? Is it even possible to keep it once you've missed a few payments?
by: Andrea Karim | channel: Real Estate and Housing
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