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'Can you risk losing key documents and pictures?'- 9 a.m. Sunday

What would happen if all your important documents were destroyed or stolen? Do you even know where you keep them?

Expedia to feature more rent-by-owner properties

Vacation rental property managers and owners using HomeAway's pay-per-booking listing model may now also choose to advertise their properties on Expedia.com for no additional charge.

Sellers of vacant homes find insurance a tough go

Insurance companies simply do not want to deal with unoccupied, vacant and for-sale homes.

Smart homes that consumers actually want

The survey showed respondents wanted to be able to adjust the thermostat, turn on the lights, or start the coffee pot before they get out of bed.

Credit fear curtailing loan applications - Wells Fargo

Mortgage lender says many customers believe it's much more difficult to get a mortgage than it really is.

Dorm alternative entails more than cash

If your child is headed to a major college or university, the chances are very good your investment will show at least modest appreciation.

FHA to end controversial policy of 'post' payment penalty

FHA has argued that its bond investors, who purchase packages of insured mortgages, expect a full-month payment of interest plus principal.

Interview appraiser before the process begins

Many appraisers and housing analysts believe problems arise from two areas-the definition of "market value" and out-of-area appraisers sent to evaluate properties outside of their areas of expertise.

Economists bullish on housing, expect 2016 rates to hit 5.25%

The economists polled expect the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage to rise to 5.25 percent in 2016.

The Nudist Niche: When your buyers are naked

Just how big is the nudist niche? In the first six months of this year, Youngblood sold 22 properties at prices ranging from $135,000 to $800,000.