This isn't your parents' economy.
New home sales unexpectedly fell for the third straight month in December.
Think twice before you invest in a top-of-the-line kitchen remodel.
Plus: Five big mistakes to avoid.
You might never catch up to rising home values.
It carries a penalty of up to 30 years in jail or $1 million in fines.
It's not Chip and Joanna's fault, but we need to drop some reality.
Here are the five most important things to consider.
"Old world charm" is a lie.
Your mortgage payment is only the beginning.