Lauren Arlia

Does HUD Owe You A Refund?

Does HUD Owe You A Refund?

HUD – Does HUD Owe You a Refund? If you had an FHA-insured mortgage, you may be eligible for a refund from HUD/FHA.Due to increased public interest, the Mortgage Insurance Premium Refund Support Service Center is experiencing a high volume of calls. Please be aware that the (800) 697-6967 number […]

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10-Step Guide To Financing Your Dream Home

10-Step Guide To Financing Your Dream Home

  Get Your Finances In Order The first time you think about becoming a homeowner is the moment you should start financial planning.   Crunch Your Cash Numbers To start the home buying process; you need to figure out where you will get the cash you need to move from […]

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4 Equity-Boosting, Money-Saving Fall Home Projects

4 Equity-Boosting, Money-Saving Fall Home Projects

1. Update your kitchen island or bar lighting. The right lighting can open up your kitchen space or create a more intimate setting for gatherings and special events. One way to enhance the space around the breakfast bar or even put a spotlight on the kitchen island is with canopy […]

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Millennials Finally Ready To Move Out, Buy Starter Homes

Millennials Finally Ready To Move Out, Buy Starter Homes

 All those Millennials who moved in with their parents after college may finally be ready to move out and buy their own homes, say researchers at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.  Over the next decade, the number of households headed by people in their 30s should increase by 2.7 […]

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Good Morning Sal, Hope this finds you well. I just had to reach out to regarding a very nice conversation I had friday evening with a long long term friend.   Over a glass of wine friday evening, of course the conversation turned to real estate, and I was asked if […]

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Freshen Up On The 7 Financial Benefits of Home Ownership This Tax Season

Freshen Up On The 7 Financial Benefits of Home Ownership This Tax Season

The financial benefits of homeownership are evident year round, but particularly around tax time – they seem to jump off the page. Let’s examine how homeownership makes “cents” – from the tax benefits, to good old fashioned financial stability. 1. Homeownership Builds Wealth Over Time We were always taught growing up […]

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6 reasons you should know your credit scores

6 reasons you should know your credit scores

The phrase “credit score” is often thrown around as a big, ominous number that can make or break your financial reputation. This perception is somewhat true, in that this three-digit number has the power to influence a lot of your purchasing decisions and abilities. But the key difference between this […]

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Inventory of homes for sale soars 10 percent in February from a year ago

Inventory of homes for sale soars 10 percent in February from a year ago

Rising home prices are bolstering seller confidence, fueling rapid growth in the number of homes for sale in many markets in February, according to a report issued by realtor.com today. Median list prices were up 7.6 percent from a year ago in February, to $199,000, and the inventory of homes for […]

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Housing activity now exceeding previous norms in many areas

Housing activity now exceeding previous norms in many areas

Markets in 59 metro areas have returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of housing and economic activity, a positive sign for the housing recovery, according to data released by the National Association of Home Builders. Nationwide, economic and housing activity is running at an average of 87% its […]

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