A Guide to Stress Free Home Additions

One issue that some homeowners face is dealing with limited space to the point that it’s a lifestyle detriment. When this is the case, then it’s time to explore home addition options to expand the space and make a property more livable. Fortunately, there are a few possibilities that involve minimal hassle and won’t kill your budget. Sunroom […]

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Increasing Home Value Part 2: Go Green and Save Green (And Boost Your Home Value Too)

Many homeowners have searched for ways to lower energy bills without inconveniencing their household. But have you ever stopped to think about how much of an impact your energy usage is having beyond your own home? Or how going green can reduce stress on the environment and your budget? Going green with appliances and insulation go hand in […]

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Cash Deals For Home Sales Reach Record Heights

In another case of cash is king, for the first quarter all-cash deals for total home sales reached a record high at 43 percent, according to RealtyTrac, up from 37.8 percent in the previous quarter. It also jumped from 2013’s first quarter 19.1 percent figure. This can be attributed to two factors: high demand and low […]

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HARP is nearing its end: If you’re underwater, its time to refinance now

Debating whether to refinance? If you owe more on your mortgage loan than what your home is worth, you might be running out of time. That’s because the federal government’s Home Affordable Refinance Program — better known as HARP-  is scheduled to expire at the end of 2015. And if you don’t refinance before that government program […]

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Increasing Home Value Part 1: 3 Projects to Instantly Add Value to Your Home

Homeowners constantly seek out new ways to build value to their homes. But adding value can come at a high price. Renovations and upgrades are expensive, and not all home projects promise a return on investment in the form of increased equity. Property owners on a tight budget need to pick and choose which improvements to make […]

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3 Tips to Avoid Mortgage Fraud

As lenders have tightened restrictions for securing mortgage loans, homebuyers have been forced to expand their options to include non-traditional funding sources. Realizing this, several scams have emerged that target desperate borrowers. Failure to avoid these scams could result in a home being foreclosed, fines being levied, or criminal charges. Before you head out in search of your […]

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Fannie Mae Lowers Expectations for Remainder of 2014 into 2015

Fannie Mae shared their outlook on the housing market on Monday, and it is not in a positive direction.  Fannie thinks that too much momentum was lost during the first half of the year, and because of this, they believe that the housing market will slow down for the remainder of the year and into […]

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Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Clean Out Your Savings When Buying a Home

At a certain point in life, you’ll start to see many of your peers become homeowners. They’ve graduated from living with their parents or living in a small apartment and now have spaces of their own to call home. While you might be tempted to join them right away, there are several reasons why doing so without a […]

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