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Archive for April, 2014

Real Estate Advertising: Golden Words Bring Higher Prices

Real Estate Advertising: Golden Words Bring Higher Prices

If you like money and real estate you need to know that words count. When it comes to real estate advertising the right words can mean more money for home sellers while the wrong words can depress home prices. How much more? A new paper suggests that a single right word can increase selling prices […]

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Mortgage Rates Stall — Are Lower Rates Ahead?

Mortgage Rates Stall — Are Lower Rates Ahead?

Mortgage rates are on a slow and steady path to, well, nowhere. A look at the weekly rate chart from Freddie Mac shows that mortgage rates have been fairly steady since last summer. Indeed, one can argue that fixed rates in April actually edged down. The rates we’re seeing are a surprise to a lot […]

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5 Financial Missteps That Can Torpedo A Loan Application
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5 Financial Missteps That Can Torpedo A Loan Application

Being preapproved for a mortgage and actually getting one can be two very different things. From the time you start the loan application process all the way to closing day, every financial move you make could affect whether that loan is approved or denied. Guarantees are hard to come by in the mortgage industry. Let’s […]

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Real Estate: Can Falling Pay Support Rising Home Values?

Real Estate: Can Falling Pay Support Rising Home Values?

The real estate market is always a jumble of facts, stats and rumors. Each year seems to produce a fresh and fertile crop of worries and troubles, so I’d like to take a look at today’s pressing issues to see what’s real and what’s not. And get ready because there is one worry which is […]

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Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Stuck On Capitol Hill

Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Stuck On Capitol Hill

If you’re wondering why the impact of the foreclosure crisis lingers on you might want to consider what’s happening on Capitol Hill. In 2007, in a fit of common sense, Congress passed the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act. This was an important piece of legislation because it corrected an obvious wrong. Let me explain: Traditionally, […]

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