Real Estate

Should Millennials Rent or Buy?

When choosing between renting or buying a home, only 37 percent of Millennials today opt for ownership, according to a report from the Urban Institute. That’s 8 percentage points lower than the two previous generations at the same age (24-35 years). Reasons range from personal preference to economic reality, or a combination. Should Millennials rent [...]

Operating a Home Business: Can It Work for You?

Estimates by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2010 show that more than 18 million businesses are run primarily out of a home. Given recent advances in mobile and wireless technology, as well as the cost-cutting realities of a low-growth economy, that number may be even higher. If you're considering running a home business, there are a [...]

Considering a Short-Term Mortgage

It wasn't that long ago that a 15-year mortgage was considered a fringe product, suitable for a relatively small number of buyers and homeowners looking to refinance. But no longer. In fact, according to Freddie Mac, almost one-third of all mortgages refinanced during the first quarter of 2012 replaced their 30-year mortgage with a shorter-term [...]