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Home improvements best reason to tap home equity (even if homeowners are reluctant to use it)

Our survey finds Americans are most likely to use their home equity to add value to their homes.

Home Economics

Hurricane Florence: Resources for homeowners and homebuyers

Here’s what to know about real estate and homes in the areas damaged by the hurricane.

North Carolina

VA Loans: Everything Veterans Need To Know

Veterans Affairs mortgages, better known as VA loans, offer considerable benefits for eligible military veterans, service members and spouses who …

National Guard

Homeowners Insurance: 7 Things To Know About What Hurricane Damage Is

With Hurricane Florence threatening the East Coast and two more storms brewing in the Atlantic, protecting life is the priority. But natural …

Home Ownership

Why Boise Real Estate Is Irresistible To Californians Looking To Escape

Boise, Idaho, a bustling Northwest city of 227,000 people, is increasingly becoming a favorite destination for west coasters seeking an affordable …

Real Estate

Should fear of the next recession keep you from buying a home?

Memories of the last downturn could have you second-guessing a home purchase in the near future.

Housing Market

2018 California first-time homebuyer assistance programs

Programs available to California first-time buyers that can make homeownership more affordable.

Real Estate

Baby Boomers Are Struggling To Downsize And It Could Create The Next Housing Crisis

Veronica Dy and her husband had their retirement plan all mapped out.<p>They recently sold their large family home in San Gabriel, California, for …

Rent vs. buy: Millennials take a different path to homeownership

Millennials, should you rent or buy a home? We have some answers.

Real Estate

Lock your mortgage rate now, before Fed makes its move

If you're scheduled to close your mortgage within a month or so, it's probably best to lock the interest rate, mostly for peace of mind.

Federal Reserve

How to use home equity to consolidate your debt

Using home equity to consolidate debt can be a smart choice, but know the drawbacks.

Personal Finance

Which type of loan is best for buying land?

The best type of loan depends on the property and what you plan to do with it.

Personal Finance

Homebuyers Can't Believe What's Happening In Detroit

Married couple Kris Knowles and Jen Knowles are moving across the country from Seattle to Detroit. After seven years of living in the Emerald City, …

Real Estate

Should you roll your student loans into a mortgage?

Does it make sense to trade home equity for student loans?

Personal Finance

The Best Times Of Year To Buy A Home

Buying a home in the spring and summer these days looks like something you’d see out of “The Hunger Games.” For sellers, it’s the golden opportunity …

Real Estate

Home Equity Mistakes From The Housing Crisis

The home equity picture in the United States looks pretty similar to what it did pre-recession. Collectively, homeowners have $15 trillion tucked …

House Prices

5 States With The Most Home Equity

Getting a seat at the table is tough, but millions of people who placed their money in the housing market are seeing their bets pay off.<p>The number of …

Real Estate

Mortgage Rate Trend Index: Aug. 22, 2018

Find out what the experts are saying about the direction of mortgage rates.

5 questions every unmarried couple should ask before buying a house

What every unmarried couple needs to know about buying a home.

Should you use a HELOC to buy property overseas?

How some people use the equity in their homes to buy property overseas.

Americans have more home equity than ever. Here’s how to use it with a HELOC

Tappable equity in U.S. homes has reached an all-time high.

California Real Estate Market Showing Troubling Signs

In the California real estate market the “b” word is on the minds of many: bubble. With reports of sharp declines in home sales, shrinking inventory …

5 things homebuyers must know about flood insurance

Manage your risk. Here’s what flood-zone homebuyers should know.

Home Equity Is Finally Giving Gen Xers Relief From The Recession

Investment in real estate appears to be a double-edged sword for Gen Xers.<p>Homeowners in Generation X experienced the largest decline in home equity …

4 signs you’re paying too much for that house

How to avoid paying too much for your dream home.

These are the 7 worst things sellers do when listing their homes

A seller’s market may lull homeowners into making costly mistakes.

6 worst deal-breakers homebuyers include in offer letters

Your offer letter to sellers sets the tone for negotiations — or it can stop the deal in its tracks.

Reverse mortgage: What is it and how does it work?

These home equity loans can be a great source of cash for seniors. Get the lowdown.

House hunters: Pharma pro lands his first bachelor pad

How a young professional bought a townhouse in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Top tips for first-time homebuyers

These steps will help rookies streamline the process and avoid unpleasant surprises.