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5 ways to afford your first home

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Posted on 19 April 2018 | 6:43 am

This Texas military town has nearly closed the black and white homeownership gap

Killeen, Texas is a relative oasis of racial parity when it comes to homeownership. The reason: Fort Hood.


Posted on 17 April 2018 | 6:27 am

Flip this house! Zillow plans to buy and sell homes

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Posted on 13 April 2018 | 12:14 pm

London's property market is in a coma

London experienced years of booming property prices. But the market has now ground to a halt.


Posted on 12 April 2018 | 5:12 am

Looking to buy your first home? Good luck with that

House hunting is going to be difficult this spring ? especially for those looking to become owners for the first time.


Posted on 4 April 2018 | 10:00 am

Warning signs in the housing market aren't hurting Zillow

Shares of Zillow have soared this year. But other housing-related stocks have dipped, and even Zillow's top economist is worried the real estate market may cool off.


Posted on 14 March 2018 | 8:10 am

Yes, you can still deduct interest on your home equity loan ...

The new tax law has created a lot of confusion over whether tax filers may still deduct the interest they pay on home equity loans and lines of credit. The IRS says that you can, but only if the money is used to improve your home.


Posted on 8 March 2018 | 9:28 am

Home sellers are making huge profits. So why aren't more people selling?

It's the most profitable time to sell your home in more than a decade, so why aren't more home owners listing?


Posted on 8 February 2018 | 7:49 am

Why you want Amazon to be your new neighbor

Amazon has announced a list of 20 cities as potential locations for its second headquarters. The winner is likely to see a significant boost to its real estate market.


Posted on 24 January 2018 | 10:09 am

3 ways tax reform will hit home values

The freshly-passed tax code could be a drag on home values.


Posted on 10 January 2018 | 9:49 am

Homeowners: Here's what's in the tax bill for you

Homeowners would be able to deduct interest on the first $750,000 of a new mortgage under the final tax bill -- down from the current $1 million threshold.


Posted on 17 December 2017 | 9:17 am

For many, the rent is still too damn high

Rental affordability has improved, but for many renters it's still a struggle to make ends meet.


Posted on 14 December 2017 | 9:05 am

This is how long it takes to sell a house

It's a sellers market, which means wanna-be homeowners have to be move fast when a home hits the market.


Posted on 27 November 2017 | 10:13 am

Hurricanes could bring another disaster: Foreclosures

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Posted on 10 November 2017 | 8:02 am

Who's affected by the mortgage changes in the House tax bill

The Republican tax bill proposes capping the mortgage interest deduction at $500,000. That's bad news for these home buyers.


Posted on 3 November 2017 | 1:24 pm

Aston Martin is getting into... luxury real estate?!

Aston Martin is getting into the real estate business with a new 66-story residential tower in Miami.


Posted on 19 October 2017 | 9:28 am

How to buy your first home

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Posted on 12 October 2017 | 8:33 am

Should you rent or buy a home?

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Posted on 9 October 2017 | 7:32 am

What will your monthly mortgage payment be?

In the market for a new home? Or planning to refinance? Find out what your monthly payment will be.


Posted on 2 February 2015 | 7:53 am

Was my home a good investment?

Calculate the return on your home and how it compares to returns on stocks, bonds and overall home prices.


Posted on 5 November 2013 | 8:10 am