Study: Millions Of U.S. Families Still Falling Behind On Mortgage Payments

Study: Millions Of U.S. Families Still Falling Behind On Mortgage Payments

In addition to all the people whose homes have fallen into foreclosure since the bubble burst a few years back, millions more have been having trouble keeping current on their loan payments — and about half of those homeowners say they expect their payment problems to continue. [More]

Water Bill Jumps From $62 To $1,400. Will Cost $180 To Have Meter Inspected

Water Bill Jumps From $62 To $1,400. Will Cost $180 To Have Meter Inspected

When your quarterly water bill goes up a few thousand percent after the city installs a new meter at your house, you’d think the utilities folks would want to take a look at that meter because it’s either broken or your house is about to float away. But not in New York City, where it will cost you $180 just for the privilege of having that meter inspected by a human being. [More]

Home Prices Hit Lowest Levels Since '06

If you’re waiting for home prices to start going up before you sell your house, feel free to keep waiting. As of December, house prices were still slipping, reaching their lowest levels in five years according to one index. [More]