Personal Finance: Real Estate


  • Why 401(k) savers don't have enough to retire Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Most Americans with 401(k) and other defined contribution plans are accumulating debt faster than they're saving for retirement.

  • For 401(k)s, staying the course pays off in crises Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    Consistent savers had an average $28,000 rise in 401(k) balances between 2007 and 2011, while all such accounts fell $6,000, as study shows.

  • Facebook-backed housing planned near former dump Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 2:21 PM ET
    Facebook is helping a developer build a 393-unit apartment complex less than two miles from the tech company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, where affordable housing is hard to find.

    Facebook’s backing of an apartment complex near its headquarters fulfills part of Menlo Park’s state-mandated requirement to add affordable housing.

  • #AskCNBC: You asked, we answered Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    A panel of personal finance experts, bankers and professional traders on how the debt ceiling crisis could affect personal investments.

  • Got a credit or debit card on campus? Tuesday, 1 Oct 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Are you a college student? Do you have a credit or debit card that you use on campus? If so, we want to hear from you.

  • Money matters: A road map for Alzheimer's patients Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 1:40 PM ET

    Careful planning for present needs and long-term care is a necessity. Here are a few tips to make the process more manageable.

  • Retirement alchemy: Less becomes more Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Some retirees with mortgages are considering downsizing to reduce expenses. One survey says more than 40 percent of Americans ages 50 to 64 plan to move within five years.

  • Good sign? Late mortgage payments lowest in 5 years Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    The national late-payment rate on home loans in the second quarter fell to the lowest level in five years.

  • Class system? Rich have edge when it comes to aid Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    College students have a better chance of getting aid if they come from affluent backgrounds than if they are lower on the income scale, some new studies show.

  • Gandolfini's will a case study on what not to do Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 6:22 AM ET

    James Gandolfini, the late actor, appears to have made some key mistakes with his estate planning. Here's how to avoid the same minefields.

  • Housing: Should you stay or should you go? Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:15 PM ET

    Rising mortgage rates may soon lead potential homebuyers to think twice before signing contracts. But rushing to sell midsummer may be tricky.

  • McDonald's finance guide 'insulting' to workers Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 10:06 AM ET

    McDonald's workers have received a guide to personal finances that leaves some categories uncovered, such as food and heat. But $20 for monthly health care is included.

  • How the mortgage interest deduction could change Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:41 PM ET

    Congressional action on the U.S. tax code could dramatically alter one of its sacred cows: the mortgage interest deduction. And the change could come in 2013.

  • Didn't get a prenup? Try a postnup Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Postnuptial agreements—similar to prenups, but for married couples—are on the rise, with growing acceptance and DOMA changing the marriage landscape.

  • Spiking Mortgages Won't Derail Housing: Economist Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 11:57 AM ET

    Even with a recent rise, mortgage rates are still "incredibly low" by historical standards, so they will not halt the housing recovery, Trulia Chief Economist Jed Kolko told CNBC.

  • Fuzzy Math: An Early Warning Sign for Foreclosure Monday, 24 Jun 2013 | 6:23 PM ET

    Americans who have trouble dividing 300 by 2 are much more likely to end up in foreclosure than consumers with average math skills, according to a new study.

  • Cole Real Estate Investments Lists on NYSE  Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 9:50 AM ET

    Marc Nemer, CEO of Cole Real Estate, discusses his company's listing on the NYSE. Cole is the second-largest public REIT.

  • How Not to Get Cleaned Out in a Hurricane Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 8:01 AM ET

    Hurricane season is here, and you have work to do with your homeowner's insurance. Insurers are seeking ways to limit their storm exposure.

  • Despite Fed, Cost of Consumer Borrowing Could Rise Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 12:47 PM ET

    The Fed will keep the federal funds rate unchanged, but that doesn't mean consumers will get the same rates on credit cards, student loans, mortgages and other financial products.

  • Soaring Interest Rates Send Mortgage Apps Reeling Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    Interest rates on U.S. home mortgages rose last week to hit their highest level in over a year, sapping demand from potential homeowners, an industry group said on Wednesday.

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