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Why You Should Always Pay Your HOA Dues

In most cases, planned communities such as condo complexes, town homes, exclusive neighborhoods or suburban housing developments have homeowners associations – a group that handles the maintenance and operation of the community’s amenities and common property. These homeowners associations, usually referred to as HOAs, also require regular fees to help cover costs. Here’s an explanation...

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HOAs Turn the Tables and Foreclose on Banks

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Don’t get mad, get even! In the Sunshine State, which was hard hit by the 2008 mortgage crisis, many homeowners are taking that philosophy to heart. Considering that within the...

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U.S. Mortgage Services to Pay 8.5 Billion

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The Federal Reserve and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, determined in early January that 10 of the nation’s largest mortgage companies must pay big bucks...

Living

Aurora, CO Real Estate Update

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Settled in 1891, the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora, CO is home to well over 325,000 residents. As one of Denver’s largest outlying communities, Aurora is known for its large...

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Major Valuation Company Goes Bankrupt

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Several online real estate sites have been following the story of yet another national valuation company’s bankruptcy declaration. At the end of December, it was reported that the Florida-based firm,...

Living

2013 Financial Checkup

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The arrival of another year typically motivates us to rid ourselves of bad habits and pick up a few newer, healthier, or more productive ones. Many of us vow to...

Living

Home Design Trends for 2013

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As we steam ahead into 2013, a great way to spend the ho-hum winter months is by investigating where home design is headed this year. For homeowners, staying on top...

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Santa Ana, CA Real Estate Update

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Like much of the Golden State, home sales in the Greater Santa Ana area have been heating up in recent months! That is certainly good news for anxious sellers, and...