Mortgage - Buying your first home?
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7 surprises of home ownership
You'll soon discover that when you were a renter, you had the easy life. Owning a home is a lot of work. Here are 7 surprises for new owners.
How much house can you afford?
You don't want to drain your savings and take on mortgage payments that are a struggle to make every month. Here's how to find the price range that's right for you.
Here’s a wild idea: Ignore your credit score
We don't have just one credit score, we have dozens and it's impossible to check them all. Focus on your credit report instead.
Mortgage rates heading up in 2014
Home loans cost about a point more than they did last spring and will probably go up another point by the end of 2014. But looking back at what mortgages cost over the past 40 years, they're still pretty cheap.
How the new mortgage rules will affect you
New mortgage rules for 2014 will limit how much debt you can carry, the fees and interest rates lenders can charge and the types of mortgages available.
3 home tax breaks in jeopardy
Homeowners could owe big federal tax bills in 2014 if Congress fails to renew three important tax breaks set to expire at the end of 2013.
Mortgage rates could climb as Fed reduces stimulus
The Fed's decision to scale back bond purchases could spur a bump in mortgage rates, which have already climbed more than 1 percentage point since May.
Median-priced homes in 8 major cities
Want to know how far your housing dollar will stretch in some of the nation's largest cities? We went shopping for a median-priced home in eight metropolitan areas.
9 biggest mortgage mistakes
Our guide will turn you into a savvy borrower so that owning your home will be a joy, not a burden, and will help you achieve long-term financial security.
Experts: Affordable housing is a pipe dream
We asked a couple of academic experts to discuss the results of our 2013 Home Affordability Study. They agree that buyers in most major cities must look even harder to find a property they want at a price they can pay.