Monthly Archives: June 2013

How To Improve Your Credit Score For Better Financing Terms

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 … Continue reading

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5 Important Tips To Help Smooth Your Move When You Have Teens In The Home

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 … Continue reading

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Home Prices Record Highest Monthly Gains Since Case Shiller Index Inception

The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices for April indicate that the housing recovery gained ground. In April 2013 average home prices tracked in the Case-Shiller 10 and 20-city Composites increased by 11.60 and 12.10 percent year-over-year. On a month-to-month basis, … Continue reading

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3 Clever But Simple Ways To Get Your Home Mortgage Paid Faster

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 … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 24, 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 … Continue reading

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Quick Tips To Get Your Summer Garden Blooming

  Spring has sprung and today is the first official day of summer. If you are finally finding time to tend your garden, don’t feel guilty — just get dirty! In one June weekend, you can have your yard looking … Continue reading

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Three Tips To Get The Best Financing On Your Second Home Purchase

Are you buying a property as your second home? Perhaps you are looking for a small cottage or apartment where you can escape to for your vacations, or maybe you want to have another home closer to your relatives? Maybe … Continue reading

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Home Builder Confidence Jumps By Widest Margin Since 2002

  U.S. housing markets are gaining as demand for homes exceeds available supplies in many areas. The National Association of Home Builders/ Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) for June increased by eight points over May’s reading to achieve a … Continue reading

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RealtyTrac Foreclosure Report Shows 28% Decrease From May 2012

Foreclosure actions increased by 2.0 percent in May from April’s 75 month low point for foreclosure activity according to RealtyTrac’s U.S. Foreclosure Market Report released June 11. However, the good news is that May 2013 foreclosure filings were still 28 … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – June 17, 2013

  Last week’s news was relatively quiet with no data significant to the mortgage lending released until Wednesday, when the federal government announced a $138 billion budget deficit for May. According to the U.S. Treasury this figure is 11 percent … Continue reading

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