Homes & Real Estate / Foreclosures & Short Sales

  • Why the holidays may be the best time to sell a house

      

    There's no place like home for the holidays—and that's especially true if you're looking to sell a home right now! Read more: What you should know before selling your home...

  • These government programs may have prolonged the recession

      

    Have government programs intended to help struggling homeowners actually prolonged the recession instead? Read more: This tool shows how much you'll pay in taxes under each...

  • Fifth Third Bank helping unemployed customers find work

      

    One of the nation's regional banks has a solution to mortgage default that happens because of sudden unemployment or underemployment: Job hunting help for delinquent mortgage holders! Read...

  • Owner's title insurance: What is it and when do you need it?

      

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

  • 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...

  • 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...