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White Distilled Vinegar : An Environmentally-Friendly Home Cleaning Solution September 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment    Supermarket aisles are filled with specialty cleansers — some for the kitchen, some for the bathroom, some for the carpets. Loaded with chemicals, these cleansers can be tough ...
As The Pending Home Sales Index Falls, Home Buyers See Dollar Signs August 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment    The Pending Home Sales Index failed to rebound from a cliff-dive in May, falling by another 3 percent more in June.  The index remains at record-low levels. A “pending home sale” is a home ...
Case-Shiller Shows Home Price Improvement In 95% Of Cities July 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment    Standard & Poors released its Case-Shiller Index Tuesday. On a seasonally-adjusted basis, between April and May 2010, home prices rose in 19 of Case-Shiller’s 20 tracked markets.  It’s the second str...
How To Prevent Mercury Poisoning With CFL Light Bulbs July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment  According to the EPA, if every household in America replaced one “tradition...
Housing Starts Ease 0.7 Percent In June — 7x Better Than The Headline Data July 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment    Single-family Housing Starts eased lower last month, falling by 0.7 percent from May, or 3,000 units nationwide. A “housing start” is a home on which construction has started. June’s ...
25 Cities In Which To Get A Bang For Your Homebuying Buck July 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment    Home affordability is at an all-time high. Home values are still in recovery while mortgage rates continue to make new lows. But where are homes the most affordable? CNNMoney.com recently ran a piece ...
Foreclosure Activity Slows Again In June 2010 July 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment    313,841 foreclosure filings were made in June, according to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac. The figure represents a 3 percent drop from May and 7 percent drop from June of last year. However, foreclosure fi...
Mandatory Loan Fees Keep Borrowers From Getting Their Absolute Lowest Rate July 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment    Conforming mortgage rates may be posting all-time lows this week, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be eligible for them. You may have already called your loan officer and found this out t...
Should You Refinance Your ARM, Or Let It Adjust Lower? July 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment    If your adjustable rate mortgage is due to adjust this year, don’t go rushing to replace it just yet. Your soon-to-adjust mortgage rate may actually go lower. It’s related to the math behind the ARM. Con...
Was The Pending Home Sales Report Really That Bad? It Depends Who You Ask - Buyer Or Seller. July 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment    The Pending Home Sales Index plunged in May 2010, just one month after the expiration of the federal home buyer tax credit program. The Pending Home Sales Index is now...

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