Archive for 'Real Estate'
Aug 31, 2011 - Plenty of calculators around the Web are supposed to help you decide whether to rent or buy. There's only one problem: They probably won't help much.
Aug 11, 2011 - Why did we build a house when buying an existing one would've been cheaper? It was an emotional decision, but my husband and I learned a lot. Too bad we didn't save a lot.
Aug 10, 2011 - Living rent-free isn't something many of us can do past our teenage years – but for the right kind of person, it's possible. Learn how and see if you have what it takes to be a house-sitting pro.
Aug 05, 2011 - July's jobs report is out and it's better news than expected. But the stock market seems to be dropping anyway. Should you panic?
Jul 19, 2011 - Every homeowner's been there: Should I refinance or not? While both the math and paperwork seem complicated, the decision is often fairly straightforward.
Jul 05, 2011 - This reader is looking for a home and has come across ads from a company that promises to provide her with a rent-to-own home. Should she bite? The steps I took to find out will come in handy when it's time to check out any company.
May 17, 2011 - Whether it's a timeshare company or any other kind, use this 3-step process to investigate before you hand over that hard-earned cash.
May 13, 2011 - The mortgage crisis has created a new breed of scammer — one that charges up-front fees and tells you to lie to your lender. Need help with a mortgage problem? Here's where to turn for free, honest help.
May 11, 2011 - With home values down and rents up, renting out sounds smart. But it's not as easy as you think — so learn how to avoid bad tenants who can cost you money instead of making it.
Apr 29, 2011 - Mortgage rates are still near historic lows, but the cost of getting a mortgage is on the rise. Here's why, and how you can get the best possible loan.
Apr 20, 2011 - Real estate pros can make home buying easier and, ultimately, cheaper — if you pick the right ones. We talk to two experts to see who they'd look for if they weren't experts themselves.
Apr 08, 2011 - Money Talks visits a city where houses that used to cost $250,000 are now selling for $70,000. But if you want a bargain, forget the home-buying process you learned from your parents.
Apr 07, 2011 - Are you considering buying a new car? What about an LCD TV, mp3 player, or laptop? If so, be sure to read this before you let the cashier talk you into buying that extended warranty too.
Apr 06, 2011 - There's no shopping trip you'll ever undertake more important than mortgage shopping. Getting the best deal could mean $50,000 or more in your pocket: Here's how to do it right.
Apr 04, 2011 - There are calculators around the web that are supposed to help you decide whether to rent or buy. There's only one problem - they probably won't help much.