| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:47 PM
President Barack Obama on Thursday laid out the administration's latest effort to breathe new life into the nation's housing market and increase the ranks of first-time buyers, now at a 27-year low.
By month's end, the Federal Housing Administration...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Some home sellers don't want to deal with would-be buyers who plan to get a loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. But those sellers could be shooting themselves in the foot.
At the same time, vets who fail to look into add-on programs...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 10:06 AM
First-time homebuyers now have more options when it comes to getting a mortgage with a low down payment. The only question is how many of those buyers — who tend to be young, often in their early 30s — will actually benefit from the loans....
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:00 AM
All we hear from President Barack Obama is that he is for the middle class. Well, I consider myself middle class. I am a retired homeowner, so let's see how this pans out for me.
1. Estates to pay capital gains taxes on securities at the time they're...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 2:21 PM
A former NFL player was sentenced Friday for his role in a South Florida-based $7 million mortgage fraud scheme targeting distressed homeowners nationwide, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, 40, was sentenced to three years...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 12:17 PM
With the New Year upon us, most of us are knee-deep in working through our resolutions and planning for the year ahead. If one of your goals this year involves buying a house, then you have the time-consuming project of sorting through mountains of...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 1:36 PM
If you saw the White House announcement of lower insurance payments on Federal Housing Administration home mortgages earlier this month, you might have wondered: Does this matter to me as a potential home buyer or refinancer? Who specifically will benefit...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 5:00 AM
If you saw the recent White House announcement of lower insurance payments on Federal Housing Administration home mortgages, you might have wondered: Does this matter to me as a potential home buyer or refinancer? Who specifically will benefit from the...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Greater Hartford home sales in 2014 failed to match double-digit gains in the two previous years, barely eking out an increase, a new report Friday showed.
Sales of single-family houses rose just 1 percent, to 9,815, in 2014 from 9,711 in 2013, according...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 1:56 PM
There may be fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans.
Not only has the Department of Veterans Affairs' VA home-loan program gained significant...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:31 PM
Investors beat homebuyers to snap up cheap homes in Orlando in recent years, but new mortgage options might open a few doors, particularly for first-time buyers.
During the past month, mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac detailed plans...