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Is divorce a loophole to avoid capital gains tax?

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 00:00
You'll have to pay capital gains on the sale of your rental property. Here's why.

Own 'The Silence of the Lambs' house for $250K

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 00:00
This Oscar season, you can buy "Buffalo Bill's" house from the 1991 thriller that won Best Picture.

Can bank foreclose on reverse mortgage?

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00
Can a homeowner keep her house, despite owing the reverse-mortgage lender for taxes?

What property buyers should know about land loans

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 00:00
You can get a loan to buy land without a house. Here are some pointers.

Olivia Newton-John sells waterfront home for $5M

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:00
The star of "Grease" and "Xanadu" accepted a lower price on her South Florida home.

Mortgage rates sink to their lowest since October

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:00
Mortgage rates fall as economic worries rattle international markets.

Where will mortgage rates head next week?

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 00:00
Mortgage experts predict what will happen to rates over the next week -- and why.

Find your jumbo and FHA loan limits

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:00
Find the jumbo, FHA and conforming loan limits for mortgages in your county.

5 vital tips for first time homebuyers

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:00
Take these steps to smooth the homebuying process, especially if you're a rookie.

How to dump PMI ASAP

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:00
Take these measures to get rid of that pesky PMI.

11 must-do's for the first-time homebuyer

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 09:00
Here are steps you can take for deciding whether you're ready to buy a home.

Adjustable-rate mortgages: Just the basics

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 07:00
Here are the benefits and drawbacks of an adjustable-rate mortgage.

5 tips for buying a foreclosed home

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 00:00
Here are the steps involved in buying a foreclosure or short sale.

Iconic Playboy Mansion hops on market for $200M

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 00:00
Hugh Hefner's Los Angeles Playboy Mansion is for sale, and Hef is part of the deal.

How to keep a home after a spouse with a reverse mortgage dies

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 00:00
Even if not named on the reverse mortgage, widowed spouses can keep their houses.

Try smaller banks for reverse mortgages

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:00
Are reverse mortgages still available? Yes -- and here's where to look.

Should you use a reverse mortgage to buy a home?

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:00
You can tap a reverse mortgage for a new home. Before you do, learn the pros and cons.

Reverse mortgage options after parents die

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:00
A reverse mortgage must be repaid after your parents die. There's more than one way.

Mortgage rates sink for the 2nd week in a row

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 00:00
In the market for a mortgage? Be glad investors are fretting about the global economy.

National mortgage rates for Jan. 14, 2016

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 00:00
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