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Calculating the True Cost of Homeownership

Historically low mortgage rates are making houses more affordable in terms of "the monthly nut," but other considerations can trump simple affordability, and ignoring those hidden costs and risks can turn buying a home into a potential financial disaster.

U.S. Home Prices Rose Faster Than Expected in April

The U.S. housing sector improved a bit more than expected in April, as home prices in 20 major cities rose 3.8% on a year-over-year basis, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller survey. But is rising housing demand real, or was it a temporary surge from the now-expired home buyer tax credit?

Homes sales jump 9.4% in September

September homes sales jumped 9.4% to the highest level in two years, according to the National Association of Realtors, as home buyers took advantage...

Racing for a Rooooffff

There are four-legged victims of the real estate foreclosure crisis too. Animal shelters report that owner turn-ins have reached an all-time high as...

Realtor earnings skid 13% in 2008

If you're mad at the real estate agent who sold you an overpriced, over-hyped investment property a couple years ago -- and promised you'd get rich...

Price reduced? So what? Big deal

During the heady days of the real estate bubble, brokers were shy about advertising properties as "reduced". But now that the market has tanked and...

In defense of Realtors

The National Association of Realtors and its members have been catching a lot of flack lately, much of it deserved. As the chief cheerleaders of the...