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Credit Management

How to Buy a Home With Bad Credit

Tweet Credit problems can thwart home ownership. For consumers with bad credit the thought of buying a home is something beyond their wildest dreams. Fortunately, there are some options you

Consumer Tips

When to Give Up Your Home Office for Commercial Space

Tweet Making the transition from your home to a rented office. But, your business has certainly gone beyond the section of your family room you carved out when you first

Home Buying

What You Need to Know About Short Sale Homes

Tweet How to increase your chances of buying a distressed property. When the seller lists the home for less than what is owed on the mortgage, that “shortage” represents a

Home Buying

What Are REO Properties?

Tweet Failure by homeowners to make scheduled mortgage payments triggers the foreclosure process which leads to a home eventually becoming an REO property. REO Defined Not all homes in foreclosure

Home Buying

Short Sale Basics & Your Home Search

Tweet Navigating through short sale confusion. Quite unexpectedly, you find a home that you both love and one that is priced $20,000 under your budget. Giving each other a “this

Money News

Have Home Values Dropped By $9 Trillion?

Tweet The economic downturn that began in late 2007 is one of the worst in memory. Certainly, the Great Depression brought about many hardships, but few people living today experienced

Home Selling

How To Increase The Resale Value Of Your Home

Tweet By Andrew Salmon Selling your home can be hard enough from an emotional standpoint. Losing out on a top dollar selling price only adds insult to injury. However, taking

Home Improvement

5 Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal

Tweet By Jonathan Bentz Even before a potential home buyers steps foot in your house, the very first thing that the buyer will look at is what your house looks

Money News

Consumer Confidence Lacking For Real Estate Market

Tweet Consumer confidence remains low when it comes to the housing market with 1 in 3 thinking that the worst has yet to come. At the same time, some 38

Home Tips

Should I Insulate My Garage Door?

Tweet By Tom Drake Have you ever noticed how steaming hot your garage gets in the summer and how freezing cold the room above it gets in the winter? This

Home Selling

Smart Tips To Help You Prepare Your Home For Sale

Tweet Spring is here and with the warmer weather comes a surge of homes available for sale. The 2010 market may be tempered a bit with some local markets still

Home Financing

Return of the HELOC?

Tweet Pity the poor HELOC. Ostracized by some as demonstrating what is wrong with the American consumer, the HELOC fell out of fashion when credit tightened and the financial markets

Home Buying Money News

House Sales Surge For September 2009

Tweet Sales of existing homes climbed by 9.4% in September, representing the strongest monthly increase in more than two years, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). With an

Home Selling Money News

One In Four Sellers Reduce Their Asking Price

Tweet There was a time when a home was placed on the market and a bidding war broke out. Owners quickly discovered that buyers were willing to pay five, ten

Home Selling

How To Sell Your Home In A Lousy Market

Tweet You must be crazy if you’re thinking about selling your home right now! At least that is sentiment of some homeowners who see potential job loss, plunging home values