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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.
With home listings down as the housing market heats up, some buyers are refusing to wait until the for-sale signs appear.
Mortgage applications rose last week, driven by improved refinance demand as interest rates tumbled, an industry group said on Wednesday.
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.
A former portfolio manager pleaded not guilty on Friday to a five-count criminal indictment alleging that he engaged in insider trading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.