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Consumers who are late on paying their mortgage have no idea how badly their credit scores can be affected, nor how long it takes to repair the damage.   FICO scores, the credit-scoring system used by the Fair Isaac Corporation to help banks and other lenders determine a borrower's creditworthine...
11/17/2014
From marketing the event to staging the home, hosting a successful open house can be tricky. Be too specific — like targeting only first-time home buyers— and you risk missing a whole slew of potential leads. But be too broad — like not doing anything to set the property or yourself apart — migh...
11/13/2014
    Winter is coming, and if you are looking to buy a new home, it is a great time to do so. Summer and spring are normally a seller’s market because the weather is nicer, families with children would rather move when school is out, and the yards and landscaping looks their best. Because of this,...
11/09/2014
          When October hits, the Halloween frenzy starts. And while the little ones are fighting over which 10-foot inflatable goblin they want anchored to the lawn, you're out there looking for all the other ways to be festive at home. It's easier than ever with options that continue to grow, b...
10/29/2014
      If you've owned and lived in your home for at least 2 years before it is sold, the law (today at least) is clear... you can exclude from profit up to $250,000 if you are single, or $500,000 if you are married and file a joint return. But what if you have made a profit on your house, but sel...
10/27/2014
     More and more Americans will now be able to qualify for a mortgage because of an agreement reached by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with national lenders.         Before, strict Federal Regulations as a result of the subprime crisis have made it so risky for lenders to extend credit to just on...
10/21/2014
         Lenders right now are finding themselves busier than ever due to an increase in the number of homeowners wanting to refinance now that rates for a 30-year fixed mortgages have dipped below 4%. This is the lowest that rates have dropped within the past 120 days.              Experts reco...
10/20/2014
       It's become a whole lot easier to get mortgage-approved! According to a recent Federal Reserve survey, nearly one quarter of U.S. mortgage lenders eased mortgage loan approval standards during the second quarter of this year. With current mortgage rates near 16-month bests, it's an excelle...
09/30/2014
          According to The J.D. Power 2014 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study, first-time homebuyers need clear communication and want to be walked through the purchase process every step of the way. The more seamless the experience, the less overwhelmed they're likely to be.           It's up...
09/24/2014
    Buying a house and moving in is gonna cost you. There's no way around it. Right? Well, actually, there may just be a way to make it not quite so painful. A willingness to negotiate and put in a little work plus a little inside info on special deals you can take advantage of can help you cut ...
09/21/2014
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