The Nation's Housing / Home & Consumer

The Nation's Housing: The red flags bankers see

WASHINGTON -- Qualifying for a mortgage for large numbers of home purchasers not only is a tough challenge but one that ends unhappily -- they get rejected.

The reasons for the turndowns typically involve multiple factors: below-par credit scores...

The Nation's Housing: Equity making a rebound

WASHINGTON -- If you're like most homeowners, it's your biggest asset. You can't track it online or check monthly statements sent to you by a bank, but it's crucially important for your personal financial well-being and your retirement planning.