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.


After familiarizing yourself with your home, neighborhood and lifestyle, it’s time to choose an insurance carrier from which to purchase homeowners insurance. Learn more about how you purchase homeowners insurance from this article.

Earning equity in your home can happen slowly or quickly. Learn about fixed mortgage rates in this article.

Buying a repossessed houseboat can be a great way to get a houseboat at a bargain price. Learn whether you should buy a repossessed houseboat from this article.

While real estate investment clubs offer many benefits, not every community will have the type of club you’re looking for. You can learn more about how to establish a real estate investment club from reading this article.

Home equity loans are repaid according to the terms of your agreement. Learn about the ways home equity loans are repaid in this article.

Homeowners insurance can give you back a normal life after your house or possessions are damaged or lost. Learn about whether you need homeowners insurance from this article.

You can get additional homeowners insurance coverage if you need a higher liability than what is offered in the standard policy or for specific items of value. Learn more about additional homeowners insurance coverage from this article.

If you want to buy a new or used house but can't afford the market price, consider buying one at an auction. Read this article to learn how to buy a house at auction.

There's a lot to take into consideration with any move, but a long-distance one can throw even more curveballs your way. Use this article as a handy checklist so your move goes smoothly.

Home is where the heart is, but if your heart is in the right or wrong ZIP code it can certainly affect your house's value. We take a look at some notable examples and the lessons they provide.

Notifying others of your new address when you move will bring some normality to your life in the midst of relocation chaos. It doesn't have to be difficult -- just start by asking a few questions.

Ever wonder where the rich and famous live in the United States? Wonder no more. While there are hundreds of possibilities, we'll narrow it down to the top 10, including the longtime bearers of wealth and the up-and-comers of the country's elite.

The market is still saturated with distressed homes for sales -- homes whose owner is in default on the mortgage. That means they could be a great bargain -- if you know what to look for and what you're up against.

With all of the chaos that comes with moving, you might think that changing your address is insignificant, but it's an important step for keeping at least part of your life running smoothly. We'll help you navigate the process.

There's a lot to know about buying a distressed property -- one whose owner has defaulted or is about to default on his or her mortgage. So is a short sale or foreclosure right for you?

Regardless of the careful consideration most of us put into the decision to buy a home, circumstances have forced many people into foreclosure. But it's the last thing your lender wants to do. So how can you avoid losing your home?

Foreclosures aren't pretty, and you may feel that you've exhausted all your options to save your home. Luckily, there's an alternative that may provide that final-hour solution: a short sale. Why would you choose a short sale over a foreclosure?

The economic downturn and real estate market crash led many homeowners into the distressing process foreclosure. However, for some, there's another option. How can a short sale be better than a foreclosure?

When you're suddenly unable to keep up with your mortgage payments, a barrage of questions come to mind: What happens next? Will you lose your home? But the most important question is can you stop the foreclosure process?

So you're ready to purchase a home. But exactly how much should you have saved before you even begin the process? You might be surprised to find out.

How are you supposed to know when buying a home is right for you? That's hard to answer. But one thing is for sure: It's never too early to know what financial factors you need to consider when the time does arrive.

Being a landlord means you may sometimes want to evict a tenant. Learn about how to evict a tenant in this article.

Nearly two in five existing homes suffer from some type of major defect. Will your home inspector catch those problems?

In cities across America, street-level homes have come in and out of vogue several times over the years, especially with people seeking an urban lifestyle. What are some important things to know before buying one of these properties?

A foreclosure is when a mortgage lender takes over a borrower's property due to missed payments. Learn how the government is trying to prevent foreclosures in this article.