The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday announced an agreement on legislation to wind down government-owned mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, jump-starting a long-standing debate that could still take years to resolve.» Read More
The damage from the tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma may soon spread. Experts say homeowner insurance rates may rise.
The Feds have granted a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures of homes with FHA mortgages in areas devastated by the Oklahoma tornado.
Everyone's goal is to retire a millionaire, but too many personal finance headlines want to sell you on the idea that there's a surefire method for incubating the million dollar nest egg.
Many financial advisors like ETFs, which offer low fees and trading ease, but ETFs are not perfect for all occasions.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week for the first time in more than a month as interest rates jumped, sapping demand for refinancing.
For most of us, retirement planning involves dreaming. But a new survey shows that reality can intrude in unexpected and expensive ways.
You might think that being a stay-at-home mom is a choice. In fact, many moms are staying at home with their kids because they can't afford to work.
The slowing growth in prices has further emboldened the Fed to maintain its bond buying.
Retirees looking for a mortgage may find that even a pristine credit history and healthy retirement accounts are not enough.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages rose last week, fueled by demand for refinancing as interest rates fell to the lowest level of the year.
Whether you'd really consider retiring to North Dakota or West Virginia, this unconventional list will at least get you thinking about what you really need from a retirement spot.
A new map of who claims the mortgage interest tax deduction shows how the debate over ending it could pit renters against homeowners and rural areas against cities.
Flush with cash, big investors have bought at least 55,000 single-family homes across the U.S. in the past year, and home buyers say it's hard to compete.
Most homeowners know a special insurance policy is needed to cover flooding, but the insurance industry estimates that only 13 percent of them are covered.
Applications for home mortgages edged up last week as rates fell for the fifth week in a row, data from an industry group showed.
Although the downsizing trend has yet to materialize in national data for baby boomers, the predicted benefits may be too good to ignore.
Vacation home sales last year rose 10 percent, but one Hamptons realtor says her clients "have given up on getting mortgages — totally."
As the recovery creeps along, bargain-hunters are once again looking for homes to fix up and resell for a quick profit.
The rise in couples buying their house before they marry is good news for a housing industry that has fretted about the increasing age of first-time homebuyers.
Seniors looking for a reverse mortgage may have to look elsewhere for needed funds. Defaults on reverse mortgages has prompted a crackdown by the FHA.