The Lowdown on Loan Pre-Qualification

If you’re thinking about purchasing a home, getting pre-qualified should be the first step you take toward getting a mortgage.


30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates Slide Below 4 Percent

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.97 percent, down from 4.05 percent.


Summertime – and the Liability Is Easy

These are four reasons kids might gather at your house over the summer, the liability risks involved and how you can counter those risks.

Home Values

How Much Further Does the Housing Recovery Have to Go?

National home values won’t get back to their prior peaks until at least the first quarter of 2017, almost a decade after the beginning of the housing recession.

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How to Determine What You Want in a Home

Establishing your most important criteria upfront will help you stay on track as you move through the home buying process.


Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel ‘Let It Go’ in Studio City

The actors are splitting up and parting with their sleek 5,000-square-foot home with a private backyard and pool.

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Tips for Buying the Right Vacation Home

Here’s how to buy the right vacation home so as to make the experience as rewarding (personally and financially) as possible.

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5 Ways to Design a Luxe Room for Less

You can create a luxe room design without a huge budget.

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Anderson Cooper Lists the Rest of His Hamptons Compound

The CNN anchor listed two more parcels he owns on the water near Southampton. Cooper had already listed one property for sale earlier this summer.

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Getting Your Finances in Order

Before you get your heart set on the home with the big yard or the condo in the city, you should take steps to demonstrate you have a stable financial situation and are a serious buyer.


Tim Tebow Buys Golf Estate in Florida

The former NFL quarterback paid $1.4 million for a large brick home on a golf course.

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Homes Under $400,000 for Golf Aficionados

Think you have to spend millions to own a country club estate? Think again.

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Home and Studio of ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement Sold

The Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa in Nashville has recorded legendary musicians, but its future is unclear as the new owners seek a special historical designation.


House of the Week: Loft on the Beach

This remodeled condo on the beach uses repurposed blue jeans for insulation and reclaimed wood for furniture and walls.


Glamorous Childhood Home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis for Sale

The apartment is in one a prestigious Park Avenue building that was developed by the former first lady’s grandfather.