Homes & Real Estate / Foreclosures & Short Sales

  • 8 things your plumber won't tell you that could save you big bucks

      

    Plumbing problems can be some of the most expensive and unpredictable situations that can occur in your home. But they don't have to be. Here's some advice from plumbers about ways people...

  • How to improve your credit after a foreclosure

      

    Losing a home due to foreclosure can leave a heavy mark on your credit record, however, there are things that you can do to re-build a great credit history sooner, making credit availability and...

  • Tips for first-time homebuyers

      

    Here are some key pointers to keep in mind as you undertake the process of qualifying for a loan and shopping for your first home. Tips for first-time homebuyers: What you need to do before you...

  • A look at the fake landlord scam

      

    If you're in the market for a new apartment, beware of criminals acting as bogus landlords who may try to rent you a foreclosure. Read more: Best and worst door locks for your...

  • Mortgage refinance guide

      

    Are you wondering how to refinance, when to refinance, and what all of the terms really mean? We've put together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding...

  • Foreclosure Guide

      

    Are you among the more than one million Americans who might lose your home to foreclosure? It's a difficult situation for any family or individual who owns a home. Unfortunately, it's also...

  • Is buying a foreclosure online a bargain?

      

    Are you a homebuyer thinking about how to buy a foreclosure to save money? According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the foreclosed properties in November 2015 sold at an average of...

  • Foreclosure predictions for 2016

      

    The housing market is back on its feet -- or is it? Following the burst of the housing bubble and the crisis that followed, it seemed every other home on any street in the U.S. was in foreclosure....

  • Do real estate agents really matter anymore?

      

    With all the technology out there for home buyers and sellers, do real estate agents really matter anymore? For buyers, the research you can do online and with your phone is amazing. Apps like...

  • Why the holidays are the best time to buy or sell a house

      

    There's no place like home for the holidays -- and that's doubly true if you're looking to buy a home right now! After being flat on its back, the housing market has come roaring...

  • Why you need owner's title insurance when you do a refinance

      

    When you buy a home or refinance one, you need a simple insurance policy that I just can't get people to buy…even though being without it can be deadly to your finances. Picture...

  • Mortgage disclosure rules get a makeover

      

    The federal government has finally adopted simple, clear mortgage disclosure forms. Here's what you need to know... An idea that's long overdue Long ago, The American Enterprise...

  • 4 Simple Tweaks That Will Enhance Your Home's Value

      

    ShopSmart magazine did a Top 10 list of things you could do to your home that have the greatest payoff in enhanced value. These easy DIY projects will increase your property's...

  • New Mortgage Settlement Helps 48,000 Homeowners Who Faced Foreclosure

      

    SunTrust has come into the crosshairs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the latest round of continuing fallout from the nation's robosigning scandal. According to the CFPB,...

  • Protect against foreclosure deficiency claims

      

    Have you been foreclosed on in the last 7 years? Bill collectors may be seeking what's called "deficiency." Here's what you need to know to protect yourself.