That stately brick home with the foreclosure sign out front looks like a great deal, but investing in a foreclosed property is a risky venture. What you see isn't always what you get, and you could lose your shirt.
Nearly two in five existing homes suffer from some type of major defect. Will your home inspector catch those problems? See more »
Foreclosed properties are not hard to find in today's housing market, but you can't just walk up to a bank and buy one. Well, technically you could, but you wouldn't want to. There are things you need to do before purchasing a foreclosed home. See more »
It seems today like you can't drive through a neighborhood -- regardless what part of the country you're in -- without seeing at least a few bank-owned properties for sale. But while it's never good news when people can't afford to stay in their homes, foreclosures aren't all bad. They also represent a chance for buyers and investors to score great deals on properties. Take our quiz to see how much you know about foreclosures, real estate and the home-buying process! See more »
Life in a suburban split level isn't the only option if you're daring, desperate or have some architectural savvy. The old lady who lived in the shoe may have been an extreme home pioneer. These days, people feather their nests in some pretty peculiar places. Let's see if you can suss out fact from fiction when it comes to some notably weird, wacky and futuristic dwellings. See more »