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The summer heat is starting to take its toll on you and your thirsty lawn. Homeowners spend hundreds of dollars every summer striving to grow healthy grass and keep it green. If you're sick of trying to maintain a manicured lawn, then you can go green another way. Install artificial turf. The Gra...
07/05/2013
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07/04/2013
Winter may have taken a toll on your home's exterior this year. You've been noticing the cracking paint for months, but you don't want to shell out the big bucks to hire a professional painter. Don't fret! With the weather warming and the nice summer weekends, it's the perfect time to tackle that...
07/03/2013
What if you could accelerate the mortgage payment on your home so that you own your property several years earlier than your 15 or 30 year term? Making your final mortgage payment and owning your house is an incredibly good feeling and there is a simple way that you can bring about that rewarding...
07/02/2013
The past week was active for economic news and mortgage rates. The aftermath of the Fed's indication that it may start dialing back its multi-billion dollar monthly purchases of Treasury and mortgage backed securities has sent mortgage rates to record highs. If you're thinking of buying a home, t...
07/01/2013
Imagine that you've found the perfect home and are ready to apply for financing. Your home loan approval amount comes back lower than you would have expected and at an interest rate significantly above what you have heard is available on the market. This could be because you have an average to po...
06/28/2013
You've got a new job offer across the country and you are planning to pack your things, buy a home and make the big move. However, when you tell your 17 year old daughter your plans, she lets out a mournful wail and cries that it is not fair. How can you possibly take her away from all of her fri...
06/27/2013
Paying off the mortgage on your home faster means that you will not only have the satisfaction of owning your own home sooner, you will also have the benefit of paying much less in interest over the years. The faster you pay off your mortgage, the more money you can save, so here are some tips to...
06/25/2013
Comments by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke after Wednesday's FOMC meeting caused havoc in financial markets as investors anticipated the potential effects of any rollback of the Fed's policy of quantitative easing (QE). Chairman Bernanke said that the Fed may begin reducing its $85 billion monthly pur...
06/24/2013
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve decided to continue its current policy of quantitative easing (QE) based on current economic conditions. The Fed currently purchases $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and $45 billion in Treasury securities monthly. Obje...
06/21/2013
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