An article by Colin Robins, from DSNews.com, April 17th, 2014:
The California Association of Realtors (CAR) reported 367,000 closed escrow sales of existing single-family detached homes, seasonally … [Read More...]
When it comes to selling your home and getting the best selling price you can, there are certain tactics and methods you can employ to ensure that this wish becomes a reality.
Avoiding the commonly … [Read More...]
An article from Brena Swanson, of HousingWire.com, April 15th, 2014:
All five national indices showed a drop-off for the second month straight in March, according to the latest report from … [Read More...]
While little housing-related news was released, last week's economic news showed signs of a brighter economic picture.
Labor statistics were stronger, with job openings up and new jobless claims … [Read More...]
By Nancy Zambell, an InvestorPlace Contributor, April 6, 2012
My parents were working people, with five children (deductions!), which meant they received a nice little check each year after filing … [Read More...]
Water is the planet's most precious resource. Access to clean water is a privilege that, unfortunately, many people still take for granted.
By utilizing new water efficiency technologies and … [Read More...]
An article by Ben Lane, of HousingWire.com. April 7th, 2014
"Fannie Mae reports that second home buyers “tend to be older, have higher incomes, and put larger down payments on their second … [Read More...]
1) Do I Have Enough Equity To Get A Mortgage?
To get a conventional loan, you will usually need to have at least 20 percent equity. This means that your house will have to be worth at least … [Read More...]
Paying your income taxes each year leave your wallet a bit thin? There may be money hiding in your home that lessens your tax burden. Here are four places to look:
1. Home-Office Deduction
If … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news included readings on February construction spending and multiple reports on employment data.
Private sector employment was higher in March, but The Bureau of Labor … [Read More...]
Though it can be an entirely different story for a trend shift in the opposite direction, which then requires you to get out the soaking bucket and scraping tool, wallpaper coming back into style is a … [Read More...]
The economy seems to be finally turning, and home loan interest rates are still historically low. Real estate values are starting to climb as well, all of which makes for a growing opportunity for new … [Read More...]
An article by Tim Logan, of the Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2014
"Among the 20 firms buying the most California real estate since January 2012, purchases are down more than 70% compared with … [Read More...]
Last week's economic news includes several reports about housing markets.
The S&P Case-Shiller 10 and 20 city housing market indices, the FHFA House Price Index, New Home Sales and Pending Home … [Read More...]
An article by Michael Corbett, from Trulia.
The financial benefits of homeownership are evident year round, but particularly around tax time – they seem to jump off the page. Let’s examine how … [Read More...]
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