The 5-Minute Guide To Flood Insurance: What It Is, How It Works, And Whether You Need It

Not all homeowners are aware that home insurance policies don’t necessarily cover damage related to a flood, as the risks are too great.

FOMC Statement: Asset Purchases to end in October, Labor Market Stronger

In recent months, investors and economists have speculated on whether or not the Fed would continue tapering its asset purchases under its latest quantitative easing (QE) program, and whether the Fed would raise its target federal funds rate of 0.00 to 0.250 percent.

S P Case-Shiller Home Price Index: May Home Prices Rise

May home prices rose in all 20 cities tracked by the S&P Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index. This was the second consecutive month in which all cities posted gains.

Sellers, Beware: Five Reasons You Might Not Get Top Dollar when You Sell Your Home (And How to Avoid Them)

For most people, their home is their largest asset, so they want to maximize that asset by getting top dollar when they sell. Here are a few reasons you might not get top dollar when you sell – and how to avoid them!

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 28, 2014

Last week’s economic news brought several housing-related reports, which indicated varying results in terms of gauging the economic recovery.

The 7 Most Unaffordable Cities for Real Estate in the USA (And 3 Affordable Gems!)

As prices continue to rise across the board with everything from food to gas, it’s no wonder that real estate prices are high in many cities across the USA.

Can One Missed Mortgage Payment Affect Your Credit Rating? Yes! Here’s What to Do if You Miss One

Most people don’t know whether or not a single missed mortgage payment can have serious consequences for their credit score.

National Association of REALTORS Existing Home Sales Exceed Projections

According to the National Association of REALTORS, existing home sales surpassed both May sales and expectations for June.

Is Now the Time to Consider a 15-Year Mortgage? Five Reasons to Give the 15Y Another Look

A 15-year fixed mortgage is, as its name suggests, a mortgage that’s paid off after 15 years. Since it amortizes fully, after that amount of time you won’t have to pay anything else. This type of mortgage has a lot of benefits, and in this article we’ll share just a few of them.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 21, 2014

Last week’s economic news offered a variety of indications that the economic recovery continues, but some readings missed their expected levels. The Philadelphia and New York branches of the Federal Reserve Bank reported higher than anticipated manufacturing for their respective regions and new jobless claims were lower than expected.

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Buying a House? Why the Home Inspection Process is One You Won’t Want to Skimp On

Once you have found that perfect home with the right price and every little feature you were hoping for, it’s important to keep in mind that the home has been presented in a way that accentuates its highlights and shadows any flaws. For this reason, it is crucial that you get a home inspection before completing a purchase.

An Insider’s Guide to Reducing Your Remaining Mortgage Years Through a Smart Refinance

Is it always the best idea to pay off a mortgage over 30 years? While it may help a homeowner lower his or monthly payment, it can mean paying more in interest and waiting several more years to build sufficient equity in the home.