Real Estate

Buying or selling a home is a big move and can be stressful. We have tips and in-depth articles on everything from mortgages to home equity loans.


The home-sharing marketplace is booming but you could be exposed to liability without the proper insurance.

Millennials are buying homes in record numbers — for their dogs.

Those ocean views could be doing good things for your mental health.

Space isn't so far away, and falling junk can cause personal and property damage. What to do? The risk and remedies aren’t completely clear.

You can almost picture your dream home now: a small, sky-blue craftsman tucked into a peaceful neighborhood near the city. Now it's just a matter of finding and buying it. Here's a handy list of home-buying tips to help you along.

In the midst of the 2008 housing crisis, the U.S. government introduced a program to encourage consumers to buy houses by offering a tax credit. It was expanded in 2009 and 2010. But did it ultimately help or hurt homebuyers and sellers?

Lack of funds doesn't have to be an obstacle to home ownership. There are many programs out there to help you get into your very own dream house – or at least a comfy condo.

When you can't afford your mortgage any longer and don't want to foreclose, a short sale seems like a good idea. How do you qualify for one, and what should you watch out for?

The housing crisis in the U.S. continues to rage on, with recent reports indicating that a new wave of foreclosures is expected to hit in 2012. What options do communities have in the face of this situation?

You've submitted several claims to your insurance company this year. Is there a chance they'll cancel your homeowner's policy? Possibly.

So, you've had some damage to your home and need to submit an insurance claim and have no clue how to go about it? We'll tell you exactly what to do.

Keep meaning to create a home inventory for insurance? Don't wait until it's too late.

You probably never think about flood insurance until you need it -- and then it's too late. But what's so different about this type of homeowners insurance and how can you be sure you're covered, just in case?

Think your homeowners insurance covers everything? Think again.

Paying for homeowners insurance may seem like money down the drain -- until you actually need it. We'll tell you 10 reasons why you do.

Making a new life abroad will probably have some hiccups. So will making a new life in the next state, for that matter. But with some good, solid planning, you can absolutely make it work.

If you're considering home ownership, you've got a lot to think about -- and which neighborhood you want to live in is farther down on the list than you may think. What should you consider first?

Ready to jump into the real estate market? Whether you're looking to buy your first home or invest in some rental property, foreclosed properties often offer up great discounts for those willing to put in a bit of extra effort.

Foreclosed properties are not hard to find in today's housing market, but you can't just walk up to a bank and buy one. Well, technically you could, but you wouldn't want to. There are things you need to do before purchasing a foreclosed home.

Your stuff is boxed up, and you know where it's all supposed to go in your new place. But what else should you do to do to prepare for the moving pros?

New construction looks a lot different than it did even five years ago, but there are some plans that have stood the test of time.

In a bad housing market, the option of rent-to-own property is an ideal compromise, which benefits both the buyer and the seller. Learn more about what option fees and rent premiums are from this article.

After viewing a dozen or more homes while shopping around for the perfect house, it’s hard to remember the details about each property. Learn about tips for viewing a house from this article.

Different eras and different areas have a variety of housing styles, each with its own typical layout and building materials. Learn about modern architectural house styles in this article.

One of the most difficult parts of moving is knowing how to pack the moving truck. This article will make that task easier and tell you how to pack a moving truck.