Category "Real Estate"

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Real Estate

Long Beach, CA Real Estate Update

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As California’s 7th largest city, Long Beach is home to more than 462,000 residents. A diverse economy and a favorable position as the nation’s second busiest seaport ensures that real...

Living

Some Housing Related Charities & Ways to Contribute

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During the season of giving, thousands of Americans choose to volunteer by helping those in need. Along with the usual holiday toy, food and clothing drives, there are other ways...

Personal Finance

Creative Ways to Save For A Down Payment

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Conventional mortgages typically require borrowers to put down 5%-20% of the loan value. Although this may not sound like a lot, when it comes to purchasing higher-value homes or if...

Mortgage

Home Owner Equity Up By $760 Billion

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Lately, it seems we’ve been hearing a lot about homeowners struggling with their equity. With millions of owners underwater on their mortgages, the government even implemented a specialized refinancing program...

Real Estate

US Census Releases its First Mobile App

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The US Census Bureau moves further into the digital realm, with the release of  its first mobile application. Called America’s Economy, the app is designed to provide up-to-date statistics from...

Real Estate

Could your next house be built by a robot?

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Through the astounding developments of robotic engineering, we may soon be seeing homes built almost completely by machine. And, as if that weren’t amazing enough, these machines can knock out...

Real Estate

Could Rising Home Prices Hurt the Housing Recovery?

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Many signs indicate that the housing industry has entered a recovery phase, inspiring new confidence among both lenders and home owners and rejuvenating the US economy as a whole. However,...

Living

Housing needs growing for 55 and up population

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With the baby boomer population approaching retirement age, home builders are seeing a rise in demand for 55+ housing. The National Association of Home Builders reports that the share of...

Living

5 Features of Child & Pet Friendly Homes

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Making Your Home More Kid Friendly You’re family has grown and you need a home that can accommodate everyone – especially the little ones . When searching for the perfect...

Mortgage

FHA Waiver of “Anti-Flipping” Rule Extended Through 2014

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Changes in FHA regulations spell good news for real estate investors, rehabbers and some home buyers. The temporary waiver of the FHA’s “anti-flipping” legislation has been extended through 2014 according...