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TIME TO BUY: The cover story in the April edition of Fortune magazine trumpets that "housing is back." "After four years of plunging home prices, the most attractive asset class in America is housing," proclaims Fortune magazine, one of the world's premier business publications, in its April cove...
04/12/2011
What You Need to Know and Do Credit reports have always been important, but they've grown even more important in recent years. Now more than ever, you need to make sure you understand what's on your credit report - and you need to know what steps you can take to improve your score. For example, d...
03/22/2011
  Check out these tax tips for homeowners looking ahead to 2011 returns. Mortgage interest: Your biggest tax break is reflected in the house payment you make each month since, for most homeowners, the bulk of that check goes toward interest. And all that interest is deductible, unless your loan i...
03/21/2011
It is the first day of Spring...so enjoy! Plan in the next couple of months to go through this list and address any issues that may apply to you. Keeping up with home maintenance allows you to experience the "quiet enjoyment" of your investment and helps to keep it from devalueing in the future....
03/20/2011
For those of you who have made an investment in a rental property or are attempting to generate revenue from an existing residence; the good news is that more and more people are opting for vacation home rentals as an alternative to hotels and B & Bs. If you follow a few key principles, you shoul...
03/19/2011
Garden season is here, and though it may be the number one hobby in America, it isn't for sissies.  Gardening is touch on the hands, skin and back.  Follow the tips outlined below for a welcoming gasrden that's filled with color! Every season brings a different set of chores in the garden. Spring...
03/17/2011
Home service contracts have always been a good way for sellers to entice buyers who may need a little more incentive to move forward while negotiating a sale. It's not uncommon for a home to be advertised for sale with a Home Warranty included. Service contracts typically cover repairs to applian...
03/14/2011
RISMEDIA, March 10, 2011-A recent study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows that while consumer hesitation on home buying is waning, the recent housing downturn has changed what Americans are looking for in their next home. The survey research on consumer preferenc...
03/10/2011
When Barron's called the bottom of the market for expensive second homes just about a year ago, some folks wondered what kind of caviar we'd been eating. Prices of high-end homes had sunk 20% from their 2007 peak, and vacation homes were doing even worse, with some markets off 40%. America's main...
03/08/2011
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the February edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard. The latest housing figures show increased existing home sales as home affordability remains high, but officials c...
03/04/2011
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