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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…

By Stacey Tisdale

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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…

By Stacey Tisdale

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro Determined to Increase Homeownership for Blacks

The former San Antonio Mayor shares his vision with BE

HUD Secretary Julian Castro pictured right

 
When Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro was …

By Stacey Tisdale

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Essence Gant

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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…

By Essence Gant

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Essence Gant

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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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…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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CFPB Study: Many Owners of Manufactured Homes Have Pricey Loans

Convenience will cost you

Owners of manufactured homes tend to be older, live in rural neighborhoods, and have a…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Tips for Calculating Mortage Costs

Here are some helpful uses for a calculator

A mortgage calculator can help you with determining how soon you’ll be able to pay…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Timeshare Nightmare: Waking Up & Walking Out Can Be Just A Pipe Dream

A valid, binding contract almost impossible to get out of

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On a vacation in Mexico six years ago, Jessica Martinez and her husband took…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Infographic: Know Your Mortgage Rights

Here's a breakdown of what you're entitled to as a homeowner

Here’s a breakdown of what homeowners are entitled to with their mortgage.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Infographic: Mortgage Closing Costs Rise

Texas has the highest costs

You’ll have to dig just a little deeper into those pockets.

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