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  • Young Couples Go for the House First, Then Marriage Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    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.

  • Landing a Reverse Mortgage Just Got Tougher Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 9:08 AM ET

    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.

  • How to Buy a Dream House (When It's Not for Sale) Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 10:44 AM ET

    With home listings down as the housing market heats up, some buyers are refusing to wait until the for-sale signs appear.

  • Tumbling Rates Drive Demand for New Mortgages Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 7:27 AM ET

    Mortgage applications rose last week, driven by improved refinance demand as interest rates tumbled, an industry group said on Wednesday.

  • Generation Y Needs to Start 'Liking' Stocks—Now Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 9:50 AM ET

    Twenty-somethings must invest early and often because there may be no safety net when they need it, CNBC guest contributor Michael K. Farr says.

  • If you spend time worrying that you'll end up on the street in your old age with your belongings stuffed into plastic bags in a shopping cart, you have good company.

  • SAC Capital Advisors employee Michael Steinberg walks out of a New York courthouse after being charged by U.S. prosecutors with engaging in insider trading on March 29, 2013

    A former portfolio manager pleaded not guilty on Friday to a five-count criminal indictment alleging that he engaged in insider trading.

  • Junior's Plan: At 27, Still Living Off Parents Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 2:49 PM ET

    If Junior has his way, there's a good chance he's planning to be on your dime until his mid-20s, new research shows.

  • Retire Before 40? Here's How You Can Do It Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 12:26 PM ET

    Thirty-year-old Jason Fieber says he has saved $100,000 in three years even though his annual net income is $50,000. His goal: retire by age 40. USA Today reports.

  • Beyond the Numbers, Confidence Returns to Housing Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 11:46 AM ET

    Despite a raging, record-high stock market, more Americans believe a home is a better long-term investment than stocks, according to CNBC All-America Economic Survey.

  • Don't Kill the Mortgage Deduction—Cap It: Pro Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013 | 9:01 AM ET

    Instead of ending the mortgage-interest tax deduction, adjust it to do what it is intended to do: stimulate home buying, one industry insider says.

  • Lending Like It's 2003 to 'Qualified' Homebuyers Monday, 25 Mar 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Despite "horror stories" about the difficulties of getting a mortgage, banks are willing to lend, Barry Habib, chief market strategist at Residential Finance, told CNBC.

  • Taxes: Brilliant Deductions and Hazardous No-No's Saturday, 23 Mar 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    You probably realize there are tax breaks related to your home, your charitable giving and your work—but you may be eligible for more than you know.

  • Once Free-Flowing, Interest-Only Mortgages Go Niche Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 12:17 PM ET

    A staple during the real-estate boom, interest-only home loans are now available only to a privileged few, and even they should approach with care.

  • You Go Girl! Time to 'Lean In' on Finances: Study Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 9:35 AM ET

    The average man has 30 percent more in taxable investments than the average woman and 72 percent more in his IRA, according to a new study.

  • Applications Tumble as US Mortgage Rates Rise Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 8:14 AM ET

    Applications for U.S. home mortgages tumbled for a second week in a row last week as interest rates continued to climb to seven-month highs, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • Foreclosure Hot Spots Continue to Plague Market Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:33 AM ET

    More U.S. homeowners were hit with new foreclosure filings in February, pointing to the challenges the market still faces even as the housing recovery gains traction, RealtyTrac reported Thursday.

  • Seven Must-Haves for Your Dream Retirement Home Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:30 PM ET

    Finding the right home for retirement, whether it means moving to a new location or renovating a current home so you can age in place, involves being realistic about your long-term physical needs, your financial resources, and what kinds of facilities are nearby to support you, financial and aging experts say.

  • US Mortgage Applications Fall as Rates Spiked: MBA Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 7:21 AM ET

    Mortgage rates spiked last week, sapping demand for home loans on the heels of a sharp rebound in applications the previous week, data from an industry group showed on Wednesday.

  • How Congress' Retirement Package Compares to Yours Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013 | 2:21 PM ET

    For all the talk you hear from Capitol Hill about running government more like a business, Congress has a retirement plan that would make any Fortune 500 executive blush.

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