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The housing market is “thawing out” of a “month-long freeze,” Freddie Mac says, as mortgage rates continue to slide.

The 30-year mortgage rate averaged 6.13%, Freddie Mac said Thursday in its latest weekly survey. read more

Former federal investigator lost job after baseball card addiction led to moonlighting as an Amazon and Uber driver

Shawn Nelson’s recruitment drove him to financial ruin and nearly blew up his marriage; now he has been convicted of using his state car for side gigs. read more

A truck-sized asteroid, known as 2023 BU, will be among the closest to Earth on record

Soon, the asteroid will fly by one of the closest asteroids ever to Earth. But NASA has a team of planetary defense experts, and they’re not worried. read more

Fannie Mae’s chief economist sees home prices falling in 2023 and 2024; these are the warning signs that prices are falling in your city.

Fannie Mae’s Doug Duncan predicts how the housing market will perform in 2023 and reveals why he thinks prices will fall this year. read more

US new home sales rose 2.3% despite weakness in the broader sector

New home sales in December were 616,000, up from 602,000 in the previous month. read more

“This has tormented me all my life.” my estranged father gave me $1,000 a month to buy a house in California. My brother cried rudely and told me to stop. Who is right?

“Should I let my family know what my father is doing after the house is paid off and he becomes an asset to the family?” read more

Off-season travel can save you money, but there’s more to it than just weather data

Some locations during the shoulder seasons offer ideal travel conditions, others not so much. Here’s how to find the sweet spot. read more

Millions of working parents, especially women, are unpaid carers. So why doesn’t government data count their work?

Working mothers hold two full-time jobs. However, according to official statistics, only one is observed. read more




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