When it comes to selling your home, you’ve probably thought of the most common staging tricks, such as clearing out the clutter to make your rooms look bigger and bringing in more light to brighten things up.
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May 2, 2013
Wednesday’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement indicates the Federal Reserve’s commitment to keeping long term interest rates and inflation under control.
May 1, 2013
Housing markets continue to improve according to the S&P Case Shiller Home Price Indices released April 30 for Februaryâs data.
The Indices consist of a 10-City Composite Index and a 20-City Composite Index with housing markets for each city reported based on a three-month rolling average of home prices.
The data released yesterday comprised the Indicesâ highest growth rates since May 2006.
April 30, 2013
According to the the latest Foreclosure Inventory Analysis showed nearly 1.5 million properties were currently in the foreclosure process or being held by banks as Real Estate Owned.
This was up 9 percent from the first quarter of 2012, but down significantly from the apex of foreclosure activity — 2.2 million units — in December 2010.
April 29, 2013
Mortgage rates fell again last week and are again near record lows.
According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage did achieve a record low of 2.61 percent as compared to 3.1 percent one year ago.
The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.40 percent and near the record low of 3.31 percent.
April 29, 2013
The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Streamline Refinance, the FHA’s answer to the Obama administration’s Home Affordable Refinance Program, which is aimed at helping underwater homeowners refinance into all time historic low interest rates, is helping underwater homeowners in more ways than one. The FHA’s version of the plan, the Streamline Refinance, not only seeks to [...]
April 26, 2013
A clean, uncluttered home is very likely the single most important thing to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar.
In fact, a recent survey by HomeGain showed a whopping 568% return on investment for money put toward cleaning and organizing a home for sale!
Miami, Florida. Some would argue that the city has it all. Sun, surf, and a nightlife that is the envy of cities all over the world. But for homeowners with underwater mortgages in the city, none of that probably matters. Miami is, by far, one of the most expensive cities in Florida – homeowners with [...]
If you’re an underwater homeowner in Tampa, FL who has been turned down for government refinance assistance in the past, take note, because there may be help coming on the horizon. Being referred to as HARP 3 by the home owning masses, a new plan is being discussed that would extend many of the benefits [...]
It’s getting close to that time of year again â time to have a garage sale at your home!
Here are a few tips to help you have your most successful garage sale ever.