Five consecutive years of declining home values have taken its toll on the country, with homeowners shouldering the brunt of these losses. In 2010, home values fell a collective $1.1 trillion according to Zillow, but in 2011 those losses have eased with Zillow estimating that home values fell by approximately $681 billion or 5.1 percent. […]
When it comes to bang-for-your buck home improvement projects, there are few that top making your home more energy efficient. Questions or comments about this video? Just contact us with the comment link below.
Buying a first home is often fraught with uncertainty and stress. The home buying process may be made easier and less stressful with these tips for first time home buyers. 1. Don’t Stretch Your Budget: Figure out how much you are able to comfortably afford before looking for a home. A $1000 a month rent […]
U.S. home prices fell in most major cities for the second straight month, further evidence that the housing recovery will be bumpy. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index released recently showed prices dropped in October from September in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. Prices in a majority of cities declined for the second straight month, […]
Just when you thought it was safe to stop shopping, it turns out, there are things you should consider buying in January. Know of any other items that should be on this list of things to buy in January? Click the comment link below and tell us about them.
Delinquent borrowers facing foreclosure are learning that they can stay in their homes for years, as long as they’re willing to put up a fight. Among the tactics: Challenging the bank’s actions, waiting to file paperwork right up until the deadline, requesting the lender dig up original paperwork or, in some extreme cases, declaring bankruptcy. […]
In this Issue:* Is Your Income High Enough For a Mortgage? 10 Tips for Reducing Credit Card Debt in 2012 Housing Market Strengthening (Your comments are welcome at the bottom of our newsletter) Is Your Income High Enough For a Mortgage? One of the biggest problems being faced by both potential buyers and homeowners seeking […]