Consider these best practices and proven precepts if you want to land your next home.By MSN Partner Feb 18, 2014 9:42AMBy Chris Birk, Credit.com Spring signals the start of two hallowed seasons: homebuying and baseball. Like the national pastime, purchasing a home supposedly comes with its own set of “unwritten rules.” Conventional wisdom and considered opinion have long led consumers ...
IT'S TAX TIME - WHAT HOMEOWNERS SHOULD KNOWWritten by Benny L. Kass on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:58 am PRINT | EMAILCompare Multiple Mortgage Rates in Minutes | 30-day Credit Repair Guaranteed"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." -- Mark TwainIt's tax season, and many Americans are ...
6 worst home fixes for the moneyBy Dana Dratch of Bankrate.comPlanning a home renovation? Do it for your own enjoyment, because there's no guarantee you'll get all of your expenses back when you sell.That's one lesson from a 2014 Remodeling Magazine study. The magazine looked at prices on 35 popular home renovation projects — and just how much of that money homeowners can expect to recoup when they ...
Real estate: Look for value in 2014
By Carla Fried @Money December 9, 2013: 11:38 AM ET
NEW YORK (Money Magazine)
In Money magazine's Make More in 2014, you'll find next year's economic outlook, where to find opportunities in stocks and bonds, the best moves for homebuyers, sellers and owners, and strategies for boosting your career. This installment: How to play ...
The Holiday Season is a Great Time to Sell Your Home
November 25 2013, By Amy Thyr, No Comments
The holiday season for selling real estate, between November and January, is considered by some to be the worst time of year to sell your home. But there are distinct advantages to selling your home during this time. One reason is that during the holidays, more properties are taken ...
Up For Air: Big Decline In Underwater Mortgages
Oct 24, 2013 | By: Brian O'Connell
The home mortgage market received some good news recently with reports that underwater mortgages have been drying up fast, putting the U.S. housing market on firmer, higher ground.
According to CoreLogic, 2.5 million U.S. home properties in the second quarter of 2013 ...
What housing slowdown? Home resales jump to 6.5-year high
Published: Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
Home sales, prices rise – but for how long?
The number of existing homes sold in July was 17.2% above last year's level, and the median price was up 13.7%. A smaller percentage of distressed sales helped raise the median price.
By Teresa at MSN Real Estate Wed 1:31 PM
Sales of existing homes rose in July to their highest level in three years, with year-over-year prices ...
A housing development in Brandywine, Md. The rate of new home sales picked up to its quickest pace since July 2008, reaching 476,000 a year in May.
By SHAILA DEWAN
Mortgage rates may be inching up, but they have not put a damper on the American housing market’s rebound.
The Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home price index on Tuesday showed ...
To head off another financial crisis, the government's consumer watchdog, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, recently announced a new rule to ensure that prospective buyers are actually able to repay their mortgage.
The Ability to Repay rule, which officially takes effect in January 2014 but will be put into place by most lenders sometime this year, protects consumers from risky practices ...