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Good News Continues To Bolster Some Housing Markets

Tweet Many local housing markets are offering near equal measures of good news and bad news when it comes to buying and selling homes. In some markets the good news

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Exercise Due Diligence When Buying A Home At Auction

Tweet Earlier this month SayEducate explored the growing trend where buyers are choosing foreclosed homes as one way to enter the housing market or to get a second home for

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Fannie Mae Increases Support For Multifamily Housing

Tweet Fannie Mae, which is the informal name for the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) — a government backed business — announced last week that it had invested $20 billion

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Foreclosures: Wise Investment or Money Trap?

Tweet I was having a discussion with a friend last week when our conversation turned to the housing market. Bleak news upon bleak news for some people, but not for

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Save Even More With FSBO

Tweet FSBO or For Sale By Owner remains a popular marketing alternative for people who are buying or selling a home. Sellers like them because they can cut out the

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Condo Fees Are Up, Up, And Away!

Tweet The condominium market has imploded over the past year or two thanks to a downturn in the overall housing market and overbuilding in many local markets. Complete condo projects

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The 4 Elements Of Your Mortgage Loan

Tweet Your home loan consists of four elements, two that you are probably aware of, and those are the principal and interest. Two additional elements, taxes and insurance, must also

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Smart Stress Reducing Moving Tips

Tweet If you’re planning to move, hopefully you are well along the way toward putting your plans in place. If not, you’ll find that the days leading up to the

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Should You Choose A Buyer’s Agent?

Tweet Searching for a home can be nerve wracking, especially if you aren’t sure if the home you want is worth the price being asked or if you really should

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Is It A Fixer Upper Or A Money Pit?

Tweet Before the current housing bubble popped, investors were scouring the marketplace for homes needing a makeover with the intention of fixing them up for a quick flip. Savvy investors

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The Importance of Location, Location, Location

Tweet You’ve heard it before: what are the three most important things to consider when buying a home? Answer: location, location, location. Every real estate agent repeats this question, drilling

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Buy Now Or Wait? Timing Isn’t Everything.

Tweet You’ve sat out of the housing market for the past year as you wait for the market to hit bottom, though you possess the wherewithal to purchase a home

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Internet Real Estate Sources Worth Using

Tweet If you are planning to buy or sell your home, having as much information available to you is essential if you want to get the best price for your

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Second Home Market Offers Some Fantastic Deals

Tweet Lost among the news about the current sub-prime mortgage meltdown is the housing market for second homes. Though the news media is focusing on the problems people are having

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Those Nasty ‘Garbage Fees’ At Closing!

Tweet You’ve found the house that you want, have arranged financing, and are preparing to go to closing. Several years of scraping by has put you in the position to