How To Re-Grout And Caulk Bathroom Tiles

In this 2-minute video, you'll learn how to clean the existing grout in your shower and to prepare for a new coating. You'll also learn how to replace its caulk.

Mortgage Rates Make New Lows For The 9th Week In A Row

Mortgage rates are (again) at their lowest levels in history.

How Much Should You Expect To Pay In Mortgage Closing Costs?

How much does a mortgage cost? The answer depends on where you live. But no matter which your locale, chances are strong that you'll pay more for a mortgage in 2010 as compared to 2009.

Single-Family Housing Starts Fade In July

Sometimes, you need to look deeper than the headlines to get the news that matters. This basic truth's latest example comes from the July Housing Starts data, as published by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Home Builder Confidence Falls Again; Home Buyers Gain Leverage?

After reaching a 3-year high just 90 days ago, the National Association of Homebuilders' Housing Market Index is now at a multi-year low after falling by almost half.

30-Year Mortgage Rates Make New Lows, But Look Ready To Spike

No doubt you've heard that mortgage rates are low. They're lower than they've ever been in history. The news is everywhere. But the low rate environment looks like it's ending.

Falling Consumer Confidence Helps Drag Mortgage Rates Lower. For Now.

For the second consecutive month, U.S. consumer confidence is plunging. July's official reading is its lowest since July of last year and the figures run in stark contrast to just two months ago, when the index touched a multi-year high.

Home Values Within 12.5 Percent Of April 2007 Peak, Nationwide

According the Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index, home values are now just 12.5 percent off their April 2007 peak nationwide. This after a half-percent monthly increase in prices in May,on average.

What Does It Mean To Escrow Taxes And Insurance?

The fiscal responsibility of a homeowner extends beyond the mortgage's basic principal and interest repayments. Homeowners are also responsible for the real estate taxes on the home and its insurance premiums, too.