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Home Buying

Home Buying 7-Step Plan, Step 7

Tweet This is the final article in our home buying series. Hooray, you’ve finished the deal and are ready to move in! The house is yours and all you have

Achieving Success

A Success Building BLOG (part VII.a)

Tweet BLOG postings: (link to Achieving Success BLOG for all posts and PDF downloads) Discipline to Success: The Physical Attribute Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man

Home Selling Home Tips

Clean Out The Clutter & Hold A Yard Sale

Tweet Quick, what are some of the favorite past times for Americans? If you named baseball, cook outs, and Disney vacations then you’d have picked three that definitely fit. Allow

Home Financing

Plunging Fed Rate & Mortgage Rates

Tweet Consumers have been keeping close tabs on federal interest rates, witnessing a three-point decline from 5.25% to 2.25% in a six-month period. For people seeking to refinance their existing

Home Improvement

Spring Cleaning & Home Improvement

Tweet Home Improvement Time The parking lots at the big box home improvement stores in my area are jammed pack most days, particularly on the weekends. With winter behind us,

Home Buying

Second Homes: Mull This One Over

Tweet This article is one in a series of occasional articles discussing the purchase of a second home whether for vacation or investment purposes. I mentioned last week that the

Home Buying

Home Buying 7-Step Plan, Step 6

Tweet Closing Your Home The big day has arrived: your new home will officially be yours once closing has been completed. If you time everything right, you can begin moving

Achieving Success

A Success Building BLOG (part VI.g)

Tweet BLOG postings: (link to Achieving Success BLOG for all posts and PDF downloads) Discipline to Success: The Components of Well-Roundness So they committed themselves to the will of God

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The Second Home Market Is Hot!

Tweet This article is the first in a series of occasional articles discussing the purchase of a second home whether for vacation or investment purposes. If you are in the

Credit Cards

Interest Rates Down, Except For Credit Cards?

Tweet Short term interest rates have dropped by 2.5% since last Fall thanks mostly to the Federal Reserve Bank pushing its discount rate down to some of its lowest numbers

Home Financing Home Selling

Foreclosures And A Lease/Buyback Option

Tweet If a court date has been set for the foreclosure of your home, you might yet be able to stay in your home after the court concludes foreclosure. By

Home Financing

When To Cancel Private Mortgage Insurance

Tweet Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is a type of insurance required by lenders when you purchase a home with less than 20% down. If you cannot come up with enough

Home Buying Relocation

Home Buying 7-Step Plan, Step 5

Tweet Financing Your Home Prior to 2007, at least for the first several years of this decade, qualifying for a mortgage wasn’t nearly as difficult as it is today. Mortgage

Achieving Success

A Success Building BLOG (part VI.f)

Tweet BLOG postings: (link to Achieving Success BLOG for all posts and PDF downloads) Discipline to Success: The Components of Well-Roundness So they committed themselves to the will of God

Home Buying

REOs — Are They Worth It?

Tweet Home buyers looking for a bargain are taking a close look at the housing market and are witnessing some unique opportunities. For one, prices have fallen — dramatically so