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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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23 February 2011
E-mails may be legally binding in real estate transactions, if contract terms were offered, a New York court has ruled.
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1 February 2011
U.S.home prices have already stabilized in about a quarter of all housing markets, although further steep declines are still ahead for some of the areas hardest hit by the housing crisis, according to a new analysis by information technology firm Fiserv.
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24 January 2011
Buying a home is now cheaper than renting in a substantial majority of U.S.cities, even though more Americans are becoming renters due to choice or necessity, according to a new report.
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7 January 2011
U.S.home prices fell by 4.1 percent during 2010, with a somewhat smaller decline predicted for the current year, according to new figures from Clear Capital market research.
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7 January 2011
Although many housing markets are expected to fully recover from the impacts of the economic downturn within a decade, others may remain mired in decline for years to come, perhaps even coming to resemble Old West ghost towns.
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2 December 2010
Buyers of foreclosed homes obtained their biggest discounts in nearly five years during the third quarter of the year, shaving nearly one-third off the price of comparable residential properties.
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11 September 2010
If you're thinking about buying a home in New York City, there's a good chance you'll be getting a co-op rather than a condo or a house.
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9 September 2010
Nearly 60,000 individuals who purchased homes in 2009 could get a notice from the IRS improperly demanding that they repay their homebuyer tax credit, according to the Treasury Department.
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19 May 2010
One of the mistakes that many people make when buying a newly built home is to skip the home inspection.After all, they reason, it's a brand new house - everything should be perfect.
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19 November 2009
With the recent extension and expansion of the homebuyer federal tax credit, both existing homeowners and first-time buyers are now eligible for a credit.So what do you have to do to qualify?.
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7 August 2009
So maybe the current low mortgage rates and housing prices have you thinking about buying a home.If you haven't already, you'll quickly find out that part of the challenge is decoding the property descriptions in the real estate listings.
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16 July 2008
Buying a house sometimes hinges on the ability to come up with cash for the down payment.But larger down payments can also save consumers money.During challenging economic times, it helps to understand all the options before applying for a mortgage and buying a home.
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