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10 April 2018
Recent changes Fannie Mae's HomeStyle program make it an even more attractive option to buy and renovate a fixer-upper with a single loan.
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2 April 2018
For homeowners in some states, PACE loans offer what may be a more affordable alternative to conventional energy efficiency and home improvement loans, one that can be paid through a lien on their property taxes.
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6 March 2018
Will a rising stock market and changes to the tax code free up cash that will drive a rising home prices and an increase in home improvements?.
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29 January 2018
The changes to the tax laws at the end of 2017 eliminated a lot of deductions, but you may still be able to deduct the interest paid on funds borrowed through a cash-out refinance for home improvements.
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5 June 2017
As local housing markets get tighter and tighter, buying a fixer-upper.with a rehab mortgage loan may be your ticket to to a home in that perfect neighborhood.
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13 March 2017
You can save money on home improvements through some creative thinking and by taking advantage financing options like home equity loans or lines of credit.
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12 May 2016
If you don't have much home equity, an FHA Title 1 loan can be the solution to your home improvement needs.
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22 March 2016
Using a home equity loan to make improvements can help get a higher selling price for a home, if you know the right way to go about it.
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15 January 2016
There's a lot to like about FHA mortgages, but they aren't the perfect choice for everyone.Here's a rundown of the major advantages and disadvantages to help you decide if they're the right choice for you.
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11 January 2016
A "green" home equity loan can not only make your home more energy efficient, but can also increase its value while making it more comfortable as well.
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10 August 2015
Back in 2001 when banks were liberal with home equity loans and allowed up to 125 percent of a home's equity to be borrowed, Atlanta real estate agent Bruce Ailion got a home equity line of credit for $75,000 on his home.
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24 April 2015
Solar energy has longed seemed to be one of those things that is forever in the realm of "someday." So many homeowners may be surprised to learn that "someday" is now - solar has definitely arrived, and it can save you some big money on your energy bills.
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20 October 2014
Imagining how you're going to enjoy the new comforts of a home renovation after you've been approved for a home equity loan can be relaxing.
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18 June 2014
Home remodeling projects are often seen as financial losers - their cost nearly always exceeds the increased value they add to your home.
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15 April 2014
Today is Tax Day, which makes it an appropriate time to talk about tax matters.We already covered homeowner tax deductions last month[[sitetree_link,id=1106]], so here's a roundup of some persistent myths about taxes and home ownership.
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27 November 2013
For Jeff Wilson, taking out a $50,000 home equity loan to winterize and expand his Ohio home was a no-brainer.
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17 October 2013
Home improvement activity kicked into high gear in the third quarter of the year and is expected to continue to show strong gains well into 2014, according to a leading indicator from Harvard University.
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8 March 2011
Tempted by foreclosure or "as is" listings but wonder how you can afford to make them livable? FHA's streamlined 203(k) mortgage is your answer.
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29 January 2011
There are many reasons to renovate your home.Here are a few ways to finance the project.Home renovation is an excellent way to breathe new life into your aging surroundings.
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21 April 2008
With low down payments, relaxed credit requirements and competitive rates, FHA loans are designed to meet the needs of first-time homebuyers and other buyers whose credit or finances might make it difficult to qualify for a conventional mortgage.
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