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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[https://www.mortgageloan.com/9-homeowner-tax-deductions-9683], 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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21 March 2014
Spring may be slow in coming this year, but tax season always arrives right on schedule.Of course, home ownership has its own tax implications.
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16 January 2014
New mortgage rules[http://www.consumerfinance.gov/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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14 January 2014
U.S.home values have returned to roughly the same levels they were at in early 2005, near the peak of the housing boom, bringing millions of formerly underwater homeowners back to positive equity, according to new government figures.
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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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7 December 2013
With the holiday season upon us, people are more inclined to be thinking about buying Christmas gifts rather than buying a home.But the winter months can be a really good time for home shopping, if your schedule allows it.
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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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10 September 2013
The number of homes with underwater mortgages dropped sharply in the second quarter of the year, thanks to increasing home values, according to a new report.
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6 September 2013
Crushing debt, lost jobs and slower city services such as police response times are all indicative of financially troubled, and sometimes bankrupt, cities.But they shouldn't prevent new home buyers from getting a home loan and moving in, some borrowers and lenders say.
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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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20 May 2013
Home sales could increase 15-20 percent above what they currently are if mortgage lenders would return to more traditional credit standards, according to one leading authority on the 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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19 November 2012
Existing home sales edged up in October, rising a seasonally adjusted 2.1 percent despite limited impacts from Hurricane Sandy.
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24 July 2012
U.S.home values appear to have bottomed out, posting their first annual increase in five years, according to the newest Zillow market report, released today.
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