• Rent to own: three words in the English language that would seem harmless enough if so many people didn’t conjure up the term "predatory lending." Understandably, you hear "rent to own" and imagine…   Read the Article

  • If your home has been languishing on the market for months, there are ways to make it work for you. Consider posting your property online as a vacation destination -- through a home rental or…   Read the Article

  • In a sluggish housing market, many homeowners opt to rent out their old places rather than sell them. But these “accidental landlords” often have no idea how to manage a rental property responsibly. …   Read the Article

  • If you have missed more than three mortgage payments, or your lender has filed a Notice of Default (NOD), you might think the loss of your home is inevitable. Even at this stage, there are five…   Read the Article

  • If your house has been on the market for a while, you need to move quickly, or you have a motivated buyer who can't gather enough cash to buy but can put down a nonrefundable deposit on a future buy,…   Read the Article

  • A few years ago, we bought a beautiful fixer-upper in Los Angeles and proceeded to restore it to its early 20th-century splendor. We stripped the floors, restructured the master bedroom, removed the…   Read the Article

  • Before we spin the wheel of house selling, answer this one question: Have you lived in the house you intend to sell at least two of the past five years? If not, you might incur early mortgage payoff…   Read the Article

  • Decide Whether to Sell at AllIn a buyer's market, you may be better off renting your old place instead of selling. Weigh the cost of the mortgage and property taxes, plus the time you'll have to…   Read the Article

  • Sure, owning a home is the American dream. It's also the largest investment most of us will ever make, so go into it knowing what is and isn't required.HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED:Enough money to make…   Read the Article