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What Higher Rates Will Mean for Homebuyers and Homeowners

Federal Reserve Chairwoman indicates rates are rising soon

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates as soon as September. What does…

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[STUDY] Wealth Gap for Black and White Homeowners Hurting Future Generations

A study finds an inability to pass on generational wealth

A study finds the racial wealth gap increased dramatically after the housing crisis, causing challenges…

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What To Do if Your Mortgage is More Than Your House

Tips for managing underwater mortgages

The numbers are improving, but 8 million people have mortgages that are worth more than…

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Washington Pays Millions to Get Counseling for Homeowners

‘HUD Wants You’ to understand your mortgage and get free advice

HUD is spending more than $40 million to help organizations that provide free counseling to…

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Buying vs. Renting: The Pros and Cons

How to decide if homeownership is your best move

Here are three key things to consider when determining whether you want to rent or…

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Tip from the Rich: Don’t Tie Up Money in a Home

Affluent look to financial markets--not real estate--to grow wealth

If you ask most middle-class people what’s the best way to grow money, many say…

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Financial Literacy Month: Rep Joyce Beatty Introduces Bill to Give Homebuyers Knowledge and Money

Women in Congress Take on the Bottomline

In this special series, “Women in Congress Take on the Bottomline,” we highlight Rep. Joyce…

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro Determined to Increase Homeownership for Blacks

The former San Antonio Mayor shares his vision with BE

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When Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was …

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New Changes Coming for “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Rules

Bureau makes updates to assist consumers

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act worked to make this information more accessible…

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CFPB Launches Tool for Home Owners

Bureau aims to help with the home ownership process

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is now offering resources to help home owners and home…

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Infographic: Housing Counseling Could Make Your Dream a Reality

Your wish might not be out of reach

If you’re thinking of purchasing a home or modifying an existing mortgage, a housing counselor…

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Half of Borrowers Don’t Shop Around for a Mortgage

Do you shop around?

Most shoppers compare prices when looking for new clothes or a new car, but you’d…

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President Obama Makes Home Ownership More Affordable, Saves Families More than $900 a Year

HE reveals plan to make more Americans home owners

President Obama and Julián Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, visited Phoenix, Arizona to “put…

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5 Worst States for Black Americans

Home seekers may want to avoid these socially disproportionate states

The coming year for many may involve moving in search of new beginnings and better…

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WalletHub Releases 2014 Mortgage Insurance Report

Results from this year's report

Personal finance site WalletHub recently unveiled its 2014 Mortgage Insurance Report in an effort to…

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Ways to Save When Finding Your First Apartment

Cut costs when finding your first apartment

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If ever in your teenage years you mumbled, “I can’t wait to get…

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CFPB Proposes Expanded Foreclosure Protections

New rules offer assistance to home owners

In an effort to address unsatisfactory mortgage servicing practices, the CFPB introduced rules that would…

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Interest.com’s Mike Sante Talks Home Ownership

Expert discusses future of The American Dream

Housing prices have risen far faster than household income, making it more difficult for middle…

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Home Ownership Out of Reach for Many Americans

The American Dream is becoming less attainable

Many Americans are having difficulty affording the price of home ownership.

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Infographic: Consumers Prefer Root Canal Over Over Mortgage

Would you prefer a trip to the dentist over applying to buy a home?

A recent study finds that most consumers say they would prefer to get a root…

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