| Sep 11, 2009
This article contains revised material.
The federal government, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is offering a leg up on home ownership. But don't be caught lagging behind. A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for...
| Nov 12, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) _ A disheartened Wall Street fell for the third straight session Wednesday as investors absorbed another series of dismal corporate reports and news that the government won't buy banks' soured mortgage assets after all. The Dow Jones...
| Mar 5, 2010
During the building boom new homebuyers were drawn to more remote communities in an effort to get the biggest house their money could buy, but today builders are seeing a shift in interest with buyers more focused on value.
While location still plays a...
| Sep 18, 2009
When looking for a new home or a community to build a new home, many buyers are so focused on the actual house – how many bedrooms or baths, how large is the kitchen and is there a basement – they often forget to step back and look at what there is to...
| Oct 1, 2009
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In the 1986 movie, "The Money Pit," Tom Hanks and Shelley Long find themselves in their dream house until it starts falling apart. The bathtub falls from the ceiling, the chimney falls into the house and eventually the frame collapses.
By this point,...
| Apr 9, 2010
| 8:59 AM
Kelly Litton hasn't met a large, purple dinosaur yet, but, like the folks at the paint desk in Lowe's "Can you match this? This? This?" commercial, she sees homebuyers' treasures of all sorts.
"Believe me, I've seen it," says Litton. "One couple...
| Apr 28, 2005
Cindy Rakowitz wanted a room of her own. A Buddhist, the public relations consultant craved a place to meditate, chant in private and host Buddhist gatherings. But the suburban home that she shares with her non- Buddhist family offered no such space.