Can Owning a Home Be Cheaper Than Renting?

Is buying a home really less expensive than renting?Ā  With both rents and home prices going up faster than they have in years, this is becoming an extremely important question for many folks. For years Real Estate agents have used a common analysis that accounts for the tax advantages of home ownership to show that...

Existing Home Sales Rise As Home Inventory Shrinks

Home sales rose for the 11th consecutive month according to the National Association of REALTORSĀ® Existing Home Sales Report for January.

Is Downsizing The Next Big Trend In Homes?

Instead of going for larger homes, which was an overwhelming trend in years past, many people are choosing micro-dwellings.

Fed Considers Future of Quantitative Easing

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) released minutes from its January meeting on Wednesday, as it generally does three weeks following the meeting.

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week: February 25th, 2013

A quiet week in economic news caused mortgage rates to worsen slightly.

Will You Need Private Mortgage Insurance on Your Mortgage Loan?

You may be wondering what PMI is and how you know when you need to purchase it. Below is the short version of what you need to know.

3 Common Myths About Real Estate Short Sales

Many people don't have a clear understanding of the purpose of short sales or how they actually work.

Strong Builder Confidence May Signal Good Time To Buy New Homes

February's Housing Market Index reading remains near the HMI's highest level since April 2006, when the HMI reading reached 51.

3 Stress-Free Packing Tips For Moving Into Your New Home

Moving everything in your house to your new home can be an overwhelming task.

Why Buying Real Estate Can Be A Smart Financial Move

Buying city real estate doesn't just give you a place to live; it can also be a very smart financial move.