Tag: Home Buying & Selling

Everything you need to know about upstate New York’s booming housing market

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I’m buying a house with my boyfriend because my credit isn’t good enough. What happens if something goes wrong in our relationship?

Dear Quentin, My partner and I have been together for three years. We’re talking about buying a house. His credit will be what gets us...

My fiancé and I are buying a house — he demands that both his 19-year-old daughter and our baby inherit our home

Dear Quentin, I am 30 years old, and my fiancé and I have a baby. We are looking to purchase a house, and go half-and-half...

I dream of moving to San Diego, but it’s so expensive — even with a $300K down payment. Should we wait for the market to cool?

Dear MarketWatch,“Now’s the time to sell!” This is what we all keep hearing. As a homeowner in Northern Arizona, we would be looking to make...

I love cool weather and hiking but can’t afford to stay in Oakland — where should I retire in the western U.S.?

I need some advice. I’m a single woman of color looking to retire in about 4 years. I am willing to buy a home but...

I’m a single, high-earning 52-year-old looking for a more stable lifestyle. Am I too old to buy a home?

Like many people during COVID, I reevaluated what I really want my quality of life to be. I’ve lived in big cities making a high...

It’s happening: Young people are moving to golf communities

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I’m a renter, but I also own an investment property. Should I cash out the equity to buy my own home?

Dear MarketWatch, I bought a house in my home state seven years ago. I purchased the home using an FHA loan and down payment assistance....

I want to move to a walkable, historic, four-season town and have a budget of $30,000 a year — where should I retire?

I am recently retired, and now that it’s a seller’s market, it seems like the perfect time to sell my home and move to a...

Mortgage rates drop back below 3% — here’s how much Americans could save by refinancing

Benchmark mortgage rates again dropped below 3%, giving Americans yet another opportunity to refinance, and lock in historically low financing. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged...

The vast majority of Americans expect home prices to rise — but most people think it’s a good time to buy a home anyway

Despite skyrocketing home prices, a majority of Americans believe now is a good time to buy a home, according to a new survey from Gallup....

How much income should you spend on homeownership? How to avoid being ‘house poor’

Andy Hill discovered he was house poor soon after he bought his first home in 2004. When Hill put 10% down on the 1,200-square-foot house...

Is now a good time to buy — or sell — a home? Here’s what Americans need to know about the hot real-estate market

With any purchase, people want to know if they’re getting a good deal. But when it comes to buying a home in today’s market, it’s...

How do you compete with home buyers who can pay in all cash? Skip inspections and appraisals

Alissa Resnick and Brett Banhazl’s experience buying a home will sound familiar to many Americans negotiating today’s housing market. The married couple began seriously searching...