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17 May 2014
When you buy a home, one of the things you're also going to have to buy is homeowners insurance.You won't be able to get a mortgage without it, for one thing, and you'll also want to have it to protect yourself as well.
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23 April 2014
It's been a bumpy few years for the housing market, but Americans still regard real estate as the best long-term investment, according to a new Gallup survey.
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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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4 April 2014
Thinking of buying a starter home but not sure if it's the right decision for you? Something real estate experts call the Five Year Rule can be a useful guide.
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16 January 2014
New mortgage rules[https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-releases-new-mortgage-rule-resources-for-consumers/] meant to protect consumers from bad lending practices may have another impact - forcing home buyers to get their financial house in order.
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13 January 2014
Should you buy a home or would you be better off renting? With the economy gradually improving, but mortgage rates and home prices still relatively low, it's a question many potential homebuyers are pondering.
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20 November 2013
Home purchase mortgages are expected to outnumber refinances next year for the first time since the turn of the century, according to a new forecast from Freddie Mac.
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29 October 2013
Mortgage lending for home purchases is expected to increase by 9 percent next year, but overall lending is still expected to be down by nearly a third due to a continuing decline in refinance activity.
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11 October 2013
Housing and mortgage industry trade groups are banding together to press the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to hold off on its plans to reduce the size of mortgages that can be approved by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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4 October 2013
As any first-time homebuyer can attest, there are plenty of costs in owning a home.Home insurance is at the top of the list, with additional riders for things like flooding and earthquakes, depending on where you live.
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25 July 2013
Mortgage rates are down again this week, easing concerns that the recent increases might put a crimp in the recovering housing market.
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14 February 2013
Foreclosure starts have fallen to their lowest level in six-and-a-half years, after new regulations in California sharply reduced foreclosure actions there.
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21 March 2012
If you've been thinking about buying a home, consider this: In virtually every city in America, it's now cheaper to buy a home than to rent.
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31 January 2012
Should you buy a foreclosed home? The savings can be huge, but so can the hassles and pitfalls.Here are a few tips for first-time foreclosure buyers to make sure the experience is a rewarding one.
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2 June 2011
Understand title insurance before you buy your next home and save yourself money and aggravation.
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24 May 2011
For some, a Home Equity Line of Credit can be more of a liability than an asset.
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31 March 2011
Use these four tips from a professional appraiser to make your home appraise for more and increase its appeal to potential buyers.
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25 March 2011
In this economy, where many homeowners are desperate to sell their homes, short sales can be a great bargain for the well-informed homebuyer.
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23 March 2011
Though mortgage rates have cooled off recently, expect them to start inching up again soon and continue rising through the rest of the year.
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