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Last Week in the News The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city housing price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.3% in December. It was the seventh consecutive monthly gain and follows a 0.2% increase in November. The consumer confidence index fell to 46 in February from an upwardly revised 56.5...
Top things to know: 1. Don't buy if you can't stay put. If you can't commit to remaining in one place for at least a few years, then owning is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner - even...
Take a bite out of closing costs Hold the fees please. How to save if you're buying a new home or just refinancing.April 22, 2004: 4:30 PM EDT By Sarah Max, CNN/Money senior writer BEND, Ore. (CNN/Money) - With mortgage rates still as low as they are, financing a house is dirt cheap these days, ...
A Seasonal Guide to Home Maintenance You know that your house needs regular upkeep in order to stay in good condition. Not only can little maintenance issues become expensive and turn into major repairs, but nowadays problems that boom-time buyers might have overlooked can be huge liabilities whe...
6 Ways to Ensure a Remodeling Project Pays off By (Money Magazine) -- Just a few years ago you could count on getting the bulk of your money back for almost any home-improvement project you took on. Today merely replacing a toilet seat can feel like throwing caution, and cash, to the wind. Accord...
How's That View? How's the View from Out There? Using a few outdoor design elements, sellers can give their exterior all-around appeal. By Barbara Ballinger Sellers today are walking their property in buyers' shoes-and giving their exterior all-around appeal. Here are 10 ways to add exterior flai...
Top 10 Must-Have Features in Today's New Homes By Steve Kerch RISMEDIA, January 25, 2010-(MCT)-Americans want smaller houses and they are willing to strip some of yesterday's most popular rooms-such as home theaters-from them in order to accommodate changing lifestyles, consumer experts told audi...
3 Reasons Home Prices Are Heading Lower NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- After four months of gains, home prices flattened in October. Worse yet, industry insiders think that they'll soon start to fall. Prices have risen more than 3% since May, according to S&P/Case-Shiller. But most forecasts predict ...
8 Ways to Get Out of Debt and Start Saving for the New Year RISMEDIA, December 30, 2009-With 2010 right around the corner, what will you be looking forward to in the New Year? Buying your first home? Sending your last kid off to college? Or obsessing over your own personal mountain of debt, even ...
EXISTING-HOME SALES RISE IN FEBRUARY WASHINGTON (March 23, 2009) - Existing-home sales increased in February, reversing losses in January.  Even so, sales activity remains relatively soft, reflecting additional layoffs and buyers waiting for housing provisions in the economic stimulus package to ...

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