Category "Real Estate"

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Mortgage

“Fiscal Cliff” Threatens Housing Market

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The impending “Fiscal Cliff”-a complex combination of changes in tax law and government spending-is a hot topic in today’s media. The cliff potentially threatens the nascent US economic recovery, threatening...

Mortgage

Fewer Foreclosures Means Higher Home Prices

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If you’re searching for a good deal on a distressed property, time may be running out. According to a recent article from NBC News, foreclosure rates are trending down, which...

Real Estate

How Are Real Estate Companies Using Pinterest?

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Social sharing site, Pinterest, has generated quite a buzz over the past year. Through this platform, users can save, or “pin,” their favorite links, photos or just about any other...

Real Estate

Property Tax Debate In California – Proposition 13

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For Californians Proposition 13 can be a very touchy issue. The People’s Initiative to Limit Property Taxation, a 1978 amendment to the state constitution restricts the amount of property tax...

Living

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Older and Newer Homes

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There are advantages and disadvantages to owning old and new homes. Some may seem pretty obvious, but others might surprise you. Before you begin your search for your dream home,...

Mortgage

Mobile Home Financing & Purchasing Guide

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If you’ve never purchased a mobile home before, you may have questions about the process – and with good reason. Buying a mobile home is similar to buying a traditional...

Living

Manufactured & Modular Home Construction & Cool Designs

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A common concern among manufactured home buyers is quality construction. Despite phenomenal advances in design and materials used to construct manufactured and modular homes, there’s still an unfair stigma related...

Real Estate

5 of the Most Expensive Home Repairs

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Home ownership comes with a lot of responsibilities, among which include regular maintenance and making any needed repairs. While many home repairs can be done on a budget, some can...