If you've handled the personal finance and retirement planning basics, and you still have cash to spare, congratulations! Here are some next steps to try.
I cannot stomach the thought - or the costs - of being an accidental landlord anymore. That's why I sold my rental house for a big loss.
Home prices in the U.S. increased at the slowest pace in 20 months in July, reflecting sluggish sales and a greater supply of houses for sale.
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week as interest rates edged up, he Mortgage Bankers Association says.
Fewer Americans bought homes in August, as investors retreated from real estate and first-time buyers remained scarce.
Housing starts and permits fell in August, but upward revisions to the prior month's data suggested the housing market continued to gradually improve.
Despite adjustments for the Labor Day holiday the previous week, mortgage applications surged last week, even amid rising rates.
Weigh the mortgage interest deduction, the ability to leverage real estate and options for your cash before picking how much cash to use in buying a home.
Federal regulators want Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to provide more support to some low-income Americans taking out mortgages and refinancing home loans.
You might assume that foreclosures all sell for deep discounts, but certain kinds of distressed properties actually fetch hefty premiums.
Sales of new single-family homes fell for a second straight month in July, but a surge in the stock of homes on the market should help stimulate demand.
Home resales rise to a 10-month high and the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fall, signaling strength in the economy.
Housing starts rebounded strongly in July, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track after stalling in the second half of last year.
Sometimes the most important factor in making a good deal is access to financing, and private lenders might offer easier access than banks.