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In hot markets across the country, homes are selling fast. And that means if you hope to buy a home, you have to be prepared to move quickly. "I've seen all cash offers close in three days," says Realtor.com's Consumer Housing Specialist Leslie Piper. "And I've seen loans get approved and clos...
Having trouble making that down payment? Call your mother. Maybe she and dad can help. Financial experts say that parental help is best when the money is a gift, with no expectation of repayment. That is because loans from family members can create extra hurdles when a home buyer applies for a m...