Having a Successful Garage Sale

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  Moving into a new home can be great motivation for hosting a garage sale and turning unused items into some extra cash.  If you have a lot of items to dispose of, you might want to have an estate sale.  Having a garage sale is a lot of work, but here are some helpful tips that should help … [Read more...]

Buying a Foreclosed Home

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When a homeowner defaults on their mortgage, the lender has the right to take over possession of the property-which is called foreclosure.  The lender/mortgage company will then turn around and sell this property to get back as much money of the remaining loan as possible.  Some things to consider … [Read more...]

Questions To Ask When Searching For an Apartment

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  When you rent an apartment, here are some tips, and thing to look for in a new place before signing a new lease.  Some of these questions may need to be addressed to other tenants in the building, and some of these will apply to the management team, or landlord. Expenses: Who is … [Read more...]

Knowing Your Options in Times of Financial Difficulty

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Financial Hardship These days many homeowners are struggling with paying their mortgage or are facing financial difficulty on the verge of foreclosure.  www.knowyouroptions.com is a site built to help everyone in need.  This site can help you with where to go if you are facing financial … [Read more...]

The Local Market Monitor & Housing Market

Housing Market in your area

The Local Market Monitor can help you with housing market reports and the economic outlook for your specific area.  The information it provides can help you make a home selling or home buying decision depending on which way the housing market in your area is going.  The local market monitor uses a … [Read more...]

Good Landscaping Boosts a House’s Curb Appeal

Landscaping is important factor to selling your home

  It’s called curb appeal. Owners whose houses are attractive and inviting on the exterior stand far better chances of getting potential buyers through the front door to look at the home itself. Most of us know the importance of making a good first impression, and the value of landscaping in … [Read more...]

Downsizing From a House to an Apartment

Moving into an apartment can be a fresh start

There are lots of different reasons why people downsize from a house to an apartment or condo.  Currently, the “baby boomers” are reaching retirement age and are looking for a more maintenance free life style.  The economic downturn has forced many people into foreclosure which has led them back to … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Neighborhood to Live In

Finding the right neighborhood will take a little homework

  Finding the right neighborhood for you and your family is not the easiest thing to do.  Choosing the neighborhood is just as important as the house /apt you live in.  Here are some things to consider before you choose your next home. First you need to ask yourself, is “What are you Looking … [Read more...]

8 GREAT INVESTMENT MISTAKES

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Eight Great Investment Mistakes in no particular order:   Overdiversification Example: a person makes their 401(k) contributions annually and every year he (she) puts the new money into the top-performing equity fund on Forbes’s Honor Roll.  Twelve years later, this person owns a hodgepodge of … [Read more...]

THE NEW FINANCIAL REFORM BILL AND ITS IMPACT ON BORROWERS AND MORTGAGE LENDERS

It may be harder for borrowers to get approved for a loan, but high interest rates, and penalty fees will be gone with the new reform.

  The financial regulatory reform that is taking effect will have an impact on everyone including borrowers and mortgage lenders in many different ways.  The Bill is 2319 pages long, and will cover many areas that will affect everyone in the months to come.  Not everything is covered in our … [Read more...]