Owning My Home
The challenges of buying a home.Does it really have to be this hard?
One size does not fill all when it comes to homeowner's insurance.
Just because you're not in foreclosure doesn't mean things are peachy.What the new mortage rules mean for you
Should you take back a note to get your house sold? Probably not.Why Jane Bryant Quinn thinks this is a bad idea
Can a foreclosure strengthen your marriage?Well, maybe. Find out how.
Q&A: What costs should I consider when buying a home?New homeowners can be surprised by ongoing costs.
Q&A: What requirements are needed for a reverse mortgage?Qualifying for a reverse mortgage is one thing; whether it’s a good idea for you to get one is another question.
Q&A: How do down payments affect my mortgage?In general the more cash you put down, the smaller your monthly payment.
Q&A: How does home buying affect taxes?Buying a home can have advantageous tax considerations.
Q&A: What happens if I'm renting a home and it's foreclosed?Is it time to start packing? The short answer is “no."
November 6, 2013
After making payments every month for the past 22 years, a good friend will achieve a major financial goal next month: he will be making his last mortgage payment. His house will be paid off, giving him complete ownership of his most important...
October 11, 2013
Foreclosure is easy. All you have to do is wait around in your home until the Final Judgment arrives and boots you out of the property. Short sales take a bit more...
October 2, 2013
You’ve been lied to. Sex and the City, Seinfeld, Friends, Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother and Girls have all created the “New York City Delusion.” You think you want to come live here.
You’ve heard it’s glamorous and intoxicating while...
September 9, 2013
Homeowners who can no longer afford to pay their mortgages consider bringing their financial lives under control with a short sale. For many, a short sale can result in stability without the severe consequences of foreclosure or bankruptcy....
August 29, 2013
So you’re tired of your over-priced apartment and decide it’s time to find a place for less so you can have a little extra pocket cash.
Maybe you just want to move to...
August 21, 2013
As part of my quest for a healthy lifestyle, I share recipes with a group of friends on Facebook. I’ve given out the recipes for some of my favorite foods, including my favorite breakfast: low-fat Greek yogurt with strawberries and blueberries,...
August 1, 2013
After three years of deliberating, my husband and I decided that this would be the year we finally sold our townhouse and moved into our long desired single-family house. For reasons that remain unknown to me, this process has been extremely...
July 26, 2013
Ever wondered how much Liz Lemon pays for that New York City loft? Or what Phil and Claire Dunphy shell out for their suburban abode? Well, we did too. That's why we did some digging into exactly how much the homes of our beloved TV characters...
July 24, 2013
As home prices across the nation begin to increase, many homeowners are grabbing hammers or hiring contractors to make major improvements to increase the value of...
July 23, 2013
The housing crisis of 2008 has made people question housing as an investment, and more and more Americans today are considering renting.
So how do you determine whether to rent of buy?
First, housing can’t be thought of as an...