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Buying a Home Versus Renting: Weighing All the Factors
Which is the better financial move: Owning a home or renting one? To a large extent, the answer depends on your location, the market environment, your family situation and your lifestyle preferences. Because paying for a place to live is most people’s biggest lifetime expense, weighing the options
Best Time To Buy a Home to a Solution To Your Bags Being Treated Badly
Rebecca Jarvis reveals the answers you need to know right now on Real Biz 4.30.2014.
Corporate Profits Boost Surging Stocks
Morning Money Memo… The stock market has done it again – breaking records. More than 30 times this year the Dow Jones Index and the S&P 500 have closed at new all-time highs. The Dow rose 111 points Tuesday. Futures rose again this morning. The...
10 Things That Turn Off Homebuyers
It's no longer a buyer's market in real estate. With home prices rising at double-digit annual rates, home sellers now have the edge in many places. In metro areas such as Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Ore., and Tampa,
Postal Service Considers Emergency Rate Hike
Morning Money Memo… Soon it may cost you more to mail letters and packages. The Postal Service is facing a $6 billion loss this year and is running out of cash to pay its bills. The Postal Service Board of Governors, meeting in Kansas City...
US Home Price Rise Accelerated in July
Home prices jumped in all of America’s 20 largest cities in July for the fourth month in a row, despite the recent rise in mortgage rates. The latest Standard & Poor’s Case Shiller Index out today found that average US home prices rose 12.4 percent...
Five Stories You'll Care About in Business Next Week
This week the markets and your money dealt with a three-hour shutdown of trading on the NASDAQ, a six-day losing streak on the Dow, a retirement announcement from Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer that sent Microsoft shares through the roof, and a tumble of epic proportions for...
Home Prices Up 12 Percent, San Fran and Vegas Hottest Markets
For the first time since the housing bust five years ago prices in two U.S. cities have recovered all of their losses – and then some. ” Denver and Dallas are back up to their peak levels,” says Craig Lazarra of Standard & Poor’s. The...
June Jobs Report Shows Steady Improvement
The Labor Department reported unemployment stayed steady at 7.6 percent as 195,000 jobs were added, an improvement from the slow but steady growth that's become the norm since the last recession. All eyes are on the Labor Department's employment report and the labor market since the Federal Reserve
New Home Sales and Existing Home Prices Both Surge
New home sales rose in May to the fastest pace in five years, adding to signs of a steadily improving housing market. Sales increased 2.1 percent in May compared with April, according to the Commerce Department, which said the new homes sales rate was at the highest level since July 2008. Earlier