The 6 Worst Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make

Is your house your castle? Or a monkey on your back? The answer might depend on your mortgage. Getting an affordable property at a great rate can make you feel as if life couldn’t be any sweeter. But ask anyone who bought a house with a mortgage they didn’t understand...

Buying a home? Here’s where prices are going

Home prices have enjoyed explosive growth in recent years, but that run-up may be nearing an end. The Federal Reserve has raised short-term interest rates, which affect mortgage loan costs, twice so far in 2018, with two more increases expected yet this year. Combined...

Booms Are Back In These 25 Real Estate Markets

Denver, Colorado. (Shutterstock) Many investors like real estate because of the potential for steady, above-average returns with only a limited downside risk. Others, however, are more intrigued by the possibility of a quick strike in a real-estate boom, holding a...

7 benefits of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike

Interest rates are going up. The Federal Reserve hiked rates once already this year in March. And at its meeting this Tuesday and Wednesday, the Fed is likely to raise the federal funds rate again. Many experts predict there will be a third rate hike before the end of...

The Housing Crisis Is Officially Over

The financial crisis was a decade ago, and many Americans have recovered. At the peak of the economic downturn, more than 30 percent of American homeowners owed lenders more than the value of their homes. Now, that number has finally dropped to under 10 percent....