Posts by: Steph Meyer

Steph Meyer is a contributor to the ForTheBestRate.com Blog and keeps us up to date on interesting happenings within the world of home financing and real estate. She’s got a quick wit and keen eye on making smart financial decisions. My Google Profile+

Mortgage

When Does HARP Expire?

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The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) was introduced under the federal government’s Making Home Affordable program and was designed to help homeowners refinance into more affordable mortgages even if they...

Real Estate

You Can’t Say That in Real Estate!

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Is your real estate listing offensive? You might not think so. But many words and phrases that have been standard language for decades are now being carefully scrutinized to avoid...

Real Estate

Superstorm Sandy Homeowners Continue to Rebuild

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More than a year after “Superstorm” Sandy made its devastating pathway through the northeastern United States, many homeowners are still struggling to pick up the pieces. Fortunately, homeowners who were...

Real Estate

Deciding When to List Your Home for Sale

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For many homeowners who decide to sell their home, figuring out the perfect timing can be tricky. Naturally, life circumstances will have a major influence on when you need to...

Real Estate

Real Estate Inventory Report

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With the recent government shutdown, struggling housing market, and major changes in the mortgage industry, it seems the U.S. economy has been through the ringer lately. Fortunately, things are back...

Mortgage

Is it Too Late to Refinance?

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If you read through the latest mortgage market updates, you’ll see that the refinancing craze seems to be over. Dramatically low interest rates and new government programs inspired homeowners across...

Real Estate

Baltimore, MD Real Estate and Economic Update

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Baltimore’s housing market took a pretty big hit in the aftermath of the economic meltdown, but things have been improving steadily in the last few years. Today, home values are...

Mortgage

Benefits of Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments

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For most people, the mortgage payment is their single biggest expense every month. Depending on your property, your home loan, the amount you put down at closing and what kind...

Living

3 Cities to Consider Starting a Second Career

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# 3. Ames, Iowa Ames is a great place to expand your professional life. Home to a major university, medical center and diverse business economy, Ames could be just the...

Household Savings

Can You Save Money by Living in a Hotel?

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As the nation continues to work toward economic stability, more and more people are finding unique ways to save money. From “extreme couponing” to “dumpster diving,” people seem to be...

Real Estate

Great Apps for Homeowners

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Buying and maintaining a home takes work. It takes planning. It also takes organization and discipline. When you really think about it, the whole thing can seem pretty daunting. Thankfully,...