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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Fall for Second Week in a Row

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell last week, with the current rate borrowers... Read More »

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Drop, Erasing Prior Gains

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell last week, with the current... Read More »

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Spike Eight Basis Points

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose last week, with the current... Read More »

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Jump 10 Basis Points

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on ... Read More »

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Decline First Time in 4 Weeks

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on ... Read More »

Nation's Best Places to Retire Named

By Natalie Wise

If you’re looking for a place to retire, Forbes has the top destinations... Read More »

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Remains Unchanged

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages remained unchanged from last week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.18 percent, the same rate recorded last... Read More »

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Rises for Second Consecutive Week

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose again this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on ... Read More »

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Rises Slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow... Read More »

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Drops to 4.09 Percent — Lowest Rate in 10 Weeks

Mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell this week, with the current rate borrowers... Read More »

Metros with Best Economic Outlook for 2014 Named

By Natalie Wise

Forbes has released a list of metro areas in the United States to keep an eye on in 2014. Cities on the list show statistical merit in their economic... Read More »

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Declines Slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers... Read More »

Q & A With America’s Real Estate Professor: Home Warranties

Home Warranties

Q. What do you think about home warranty for rentals? Best regards. Azhar, San Diego, Calif.

A. I’m... Read More »

Q & A With America’s Real Estate Professor: Foreign Real Estate

Foreign Real Estate

Q. We are Canadians living in Switzerland and are looking for a long term investment, hopefully to keep indefinitely. Have you heard... Read More »

Top 10 US Vacation Destinations for 2014 Named

By Natalie Wise

If you’re pining for a way to use up your vacation days, you might need to look into a good old-fashioned road trip. The top... Read More »

Q & A With America’s Real Estate Professor: Buying Ski Chalet in Switzerland

Buying Ski Chalet in Switzerland

Q. I have recently moved to Lausanne, Switzerland, and am interested in buying a ski chalet as a rental property and as... Read More »

Rapid Rescoring May Improve Credit Score

By S.E. Slack

With mortgages rates predicted to slowly rise to as high as 5 percent in the next year, now is a good time to start cleaning up your credit if you’re looking... Read More »

Are Your Attic Vents Doing a Good Job?

By S.E. Slack

Having trouble with ice dams this winter or excessive heat in your home during the summer? The problem could be in your attic, say experts. Proper attic ventilation... Read More »

Q & A With America’s Real Estate Professor: Standard Tenant Rent to Income Percentage

Standard Tenant Rent to Income Percentage

Q. What is the percent of income plus debt that is customarily allotted by a tenant for rent and what percent should... Read More »

Q & A With America’s Real Estate Professor: Evicting a Tenant

Evicting a Tenant

Q. I’m a rental property owner and have a tenant that keeps paying late and I’m getting a little frustrated and tired of it.... Read More »

Q & A With America’s Real Estate Professor: Cancelling Private Mortgage Insurance

Cancelling Private Mortgage Insurance

Q. I bought a property 6 years ago and have private mortgage insurance. It’s actually up in value and I’d... Read More »

Q & A With America’s Real Estate Professor: Paying Down a Mortgage Loan

Paying Down a Mortgage Loan

Q.
I recently inherited a fair amount of money and I’m considering paying down my home mortgage balance. I’m a little hesitant because... Read More »

Q & A With America’s Real Estate Professor: Buy Personal Residence or Rental Property First?

Buy a Personal Residence or Rental Property First

Q. I am 29 years old and want to own real estate, both a home and rental property. Some people say I should... Read More »

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