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If you have a pet, you usually love it. You want it to be happy and you hate it when it seems to be in pain. In some households they're our "children." In others they are dear members of the family. How can you make the stressful time of moving an easy transition for your furry friends? First, pl...
02/17/2012
In an effort to continue stabilizing home values and improve conditions in communities experiencing high foreclosure activity, Acting Federal Housing Administration Commissioner Carol J. Galante today extended a temporary waiver of FHA’s anti-flipping regulations through 2012. Read FHA’s anti-fli...
02/16/2012
Do you dream of how much better your business could be but just can't bring yourself to pick up the phone? You're not alone. Here are 5 tips to make it easier. Tip 1: Change the name I'm not kidding. Do the words "cold calls" send a chill up your spine? It's no wonder. Whoever created that term d...
02/14/2012
Here are 10 ways you can save energy. Every little bit helps. 1.    Buy earth-friendly cleaning products and laundry detergents: This used to be a tall order for budget-conscious households, but now there are a plethora of products on the market available for the same price as traditional cleaner...
02/13/2012
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The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced the first step of a Real-Estate Owned (REO) Initiative that allows investors to buy pools of bank-owned (REO) properties in the nation’s hardest-hit metropolitan areas. Effective Feb. 1, investors may pre-qualify to bid on transactions in the initial ...
02/13/2012
Major news was released today regarding the banks, mortgages of the past, and the present homeowners who still have homes. U.S. states have reached a $25 billion deal with the nation’s biggest mortgage lenders over foreclosure abuses that occurred after the housing bubble burst. Federal and state...
02/10/2012
Five mortgage insurers have granted Fannie Mae mortgage servicers the authority to complete a short sale or deeds in lieu of foreclosure without getting their separate approval.Traditionally, mortgage insurance groups have had to give the OK before a short sale can be processed on a property with...
02/07/2012
    The southwest Florida about how the Luxury Florida real estate market appeared to finally be ready to burst its bubble too. Well, it seems like many high end sellers also came to the realization they would have to give in on price in order to sell their properties.  Let’s take a look at how t...
02/06/2012
Buying a condominium is getting more difficult for anyone who wants to put down only 3.5 percent and have the government insure their mortgage. The issue isn’t just the borrower’s financial qualifications. It’s the building’s, and plenty of condos no longer get a thumbs-up from the Federal Housin...
02/02/2012
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    Selling a home is a serious matter and can be tiresome! Selling your home may be one of the biggest financial transactions you will ever make. Making the process of selling your house can be most profitable for you if you know all that it requires to be a successful home seller. Whether you a...
02/01/2012
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