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Foreclosure Alternative: The Short Sale

Don't lose hope. You can still dodge that foreclosure and save your finances.

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5 Spaces That Predict the Future of Urban Housing.

Small is the new big.

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Why ‘Starter Homes’ Aren’t What They Used to Be

Your parents idea of home ownership may not be yours. Whether you like it or not.

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Home Search: Understanding Your Housing Market

Just how well do you know the neighborhood you're moving into? Learn more before you buy.

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Thinking of Buying? The Real Cost of Owning a Home

There's so much more to a home than just the listing price. Don't be caught off guard.

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Homeownership Slumps, Remains Elusive for Many Americans, Study Finds

Not everybody is lucky enough to realize the dream of home ownership. Find out why.

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Are Home Warranties Worth the Cost?

Home warranties, also called home service contracts, are nothing new, but more real estate agents have recommended them in recent years as the housing market has been flooded with foreclosures and short sales — properties that were often neglected or poorly maintained.

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Stop! 6 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Mortgage Preapproval

You can be your own worst enemy when it comes to getting that preapproval. Don't make these mistakes.

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It’s Coming: The First Change to Mortgage Application Forms in 20 Years

The first homebuying document you may see — in what will ultimately be a high pile of paperwork — is typically an official loan application form. Even if you complete the loan application process online, the required information and presentation are essentially the same.

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Escrow: All You Need to Know

An escrow account is money held by a third party until all legally required conditions have been met. That trusted third party might be a real estate title company, an attorney’s office or an escrow agent. Once conditions are met, the money is distributed to the recipient(s).

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