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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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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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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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How to bust 12 bad money habits

How to bust 12 bad money habits

Eliminate one of these each month, and in a year you’ll be free of a dozen bad money habits. Check out our blog at the begining of each month for the next installment. Stop doing these things Everyone is guilty of a bad habit or two. But it’s not your addiction […]

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Fannie Mae offering cash incentives to some home buyers

Fannie Mae offering cash incentives to some home buyers

To reduce its inventory of foreclosed homes, Fannie offers qualified owner-occupant purchasers cash incentives toward closing costs of 3.5% of the purchase price. By Kenneth R. HarneyLA Times – February 23, 2014, 5:00 a.m.   WASHINGTON — If you’re planning to shop for a home in the next few weeks, here’s […]

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5 Reasons to Refinance in 2014

5 Reasons to Refinance in 2014

For many people, New Year’s resolutions often lose their motivational power by the middle of January. But unlike a commitment to save more or eat less, a resolution to refinance can be accomplished within a few weeks and you can reap the benefits for the rest of the year and […]

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Mortgage Rates Down on Weak Economic Data

Mortgage Rates Down on Weak Economic Data

Fixed mortgage rates dropped this week on the heels of a weaker-than-expected jobs report, according to data released by Freddie Mac. “Mortgage rates drifted downward this week amid signs of a weakening economic recovery. The economy added 74,000 jobs in December, less than the market consensus forecast,” said Frank Nothaft, […]

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