If you're considering becoming a homeowner, recognize that there's a lot more to purchasing a house than saving enough money for a down payment.
Buying a home is the biggest investment most people will make in their lifetimes - and it may be why one home mortgages are among Americans' biggest gripes.
There's one type of insurance you often have to buy, but don't get to shop: mortgage insurance. Here's how it works and what you can do to get rid of it.
Existing home sales surged to a 5-1/2-year high in May as first-time buyers piled into the market, the latest indication that housing is gathering steam.
Despite rising rates, experts say it's a good time to buy a home. Here's why.
So you have a little money saved, and you're wondering how to invest it. Stocks? Bonds? Or are you like most Americans and keen on buying a home?
Consumers who view the monthly payments as a guide to determine how much to spend on a new house or car are making a mistake.
Consumers who are facing delinquent car or mortgage payments should start by negotiating with the lender instead of ignoring the problem.
Efforts by borrowers and the government to help many homeowners have not kept them from the risk of losing their houses.
Know your home's value and have all your important documents in order before starting the intensive process of refinancing your existing mortgage.
Whether you blame it on the economy or just a generational shift in values, young adult homeowners are becoming increasingly rare. Here's why.
Clayton and Jessica thought they were financially ready for a home -- until a rookie mistake cost them their house and a $10,000 loss.
Americans signed contracts to buy homes in April at the fastest pace in nearly nine years, evidence that real estate is benefiting from steady job growth.
The commercials insist a reverse mortgage is the perfect place to find extra retirement income. Here's what they don't tell you.
U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in April as tight inventories pushed prices higher, giving a cautious signal on the strength of the housing market.
Housing starts jumped to their highest level in over 7 years in April and permits soared, offering a bit of hope for an economy seeking to regain momentum.
Couples with reverse mortgages face huge problems if only one name is on the title, and that person dies. It's the plight of the non-borrowing spouse.
Buying a new home is a huge investment, and the decisions you make after the close can help make make sure you protect that investment.
More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in March, the third straight month of gains as housing heats up with the start of the spring buying season.