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Is It Smart to Tap Retirement Funds to Buy a Home?

A 53-year-old woman got divorced in May, and now, she wants to relocate to a new city and buy a little bungalow for herself and her 100-pound dog. But with her low income, she's wondering whether her best bet to get that home is deplete her retirement savings and buy it with cash. Our experts weigh in.

Is It Finally the Right Time to Buy a House Again?

The real estate market has endured a few years of painful price drops, and home values may have a bit further to fall. But independent experts say the bottom is very close. With prices in many areas at 2002 levels, and mortgage rates at 5%, this may be the moment for you to buy a home.

Seven Reasons Not to Buy a Home

Nobody should ever consider owning a home. One of the biggest scams perpetrated on the American public is that owning a home is the "American Dream." It's more nightmare than dream as now millions of Americans know. But it has always been that way. Here's why.