Dollars and Sense

Where Are the Best Places to Buy a Home? — Dollars and Sense
With 15-year mortgage rates at an all-time low of just 3.11 percent, many people are thinking about making a home purchase. But where you buy could determine how good the investment will turn out to be. To determine the smartest places to buy, Realtor.com analyzed February housing and jobs data for …
How Much Has the Housing Market Improved? — Dollars and Sense
Seems there’s a bit of a bright spot on the decimated horizon of the real estate market — it looks a lot better than it did a few years ago. But how long before we see a full recovery? Economist Jed Kolko considered construction starts, existing home sales and the rate of delinquencies…
Is It Smarter to Rent or Buy a House? — Dollars and Sense
The collapse of the housing market has led to historically low interest rates on mortgages, leading many renters to wonder if now is a good time to purchase a home. If you’re mulling it over, consider this: new research says that in most areas, buying is now cheaper than renting. Data from th…

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