A Surprisingly High Number of First-Timers Now Buying Homes

REAL ESTATE | By Josh Boak | Oct 19
A new survey by the real estate firm Zillow suggests that first-time buyers may be entering the market in greater numbers than industry watchers had assumed.

Why Your Bank May Not Be Giving You the Best Mortgage Rate

REAL ESTATE | By Hal Bundrick | Oct 15
Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower. And yet, some loan experts say, many banks aren't giving borrowers the lowest rates they deserve.

Two in Five Americans Have a 'Neighbor From Hell'

They say 'love thy neighbor,' but that can be much harder than it sounds and for two in five Americans it can be hell.

Use Price Matching to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table

SAVING | By Courtney Jespersen | Oct 8
Even though price matching works, less than 10 percent of consumers do it, according to Sucharita Mulpuru, chief retail strategist for annual commerce industry convention Shoptalk.

Ask Brianna: Will You Ever Be Able to Afford a House?

REAL ESTATE | By Brianna McGurran, NerdWallet | Sep 27
"Ask Brianna" is a Q&A column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out.