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The Wall Street JournalMistakes housing investors makeWith traditional investments delivering low returns, some are considering buying rental housing.  However, potential investors should do their homework and avoid the following commonmistakes.Making sense of the storyInvesting in real estate r...
  The Los Angeles TimesMany homeowners refinancing mortgages to shorter terms borrowers who can afford higher mortgage payments, and who meet lenders’ stricter loan guidelines, often opt to replace their 30-year mortgages with shorter term loans at near-record low rates.Making sense of the story...
  The Mercury NewsBankrupt homeowners shed second mortgages Some struggling homeowners are using a little known, but increasingly popular, provision of the bankruptcy code to eliminate second mortgages and avoid foreclosure. MAKING SENSE OF THE STORY Bankruptcy laws prevent homeowners from elimi...
The New York TimesFinancing foreclosed homes foreclosure properties, especially those with the water and power turned off, may not qualify for standard financing, but would-be owner-occupants may qualify for a federally insured 203(k) loan.Making sense of the story Would-be owner-occupants who d...
  Los Angeles TimesDon’t become a crime victim when you show your home to potential buyers safety should always be a top concern for both real estate agents and home sellers. While holding an open house and allowing potential home buyers to tour the property is an effective means of selling a ho...
  Los Angeles TimesAre you getting your money’s worth with appraisal? Despite Federal Reserve regulations that took effect April 1 requiring lenders to pay appraisers fair fees, many appraisers say they are still offered $200 to $250 by lenders for work billed to consumers at $450 or more.MAKING...
Los Angeles TimesConfidence in value of homeownership persists through bust despite the decline in home prices, 81 percent of U.S. adults believe buying a home is the best long-term investment a person can make, according to a national survey by the Pew Research Center.MAKING SENSE OF THE STORY ...
  San Francisco ChronicleMortgage aid offered to those who cashed out equity The California Housing Finance Agency announced this week that people who cashed out equity on their home now are eligible for three of the four “Keep Your Home California” programs. MAKING SENSE OF THE STORY Keep Your ...
  Orange County RegisterDistressed home sales rising Pending home sales rose in February, as did the share of distressed properties sold, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) reported this week.MAKING SENSE OF THE STORY• Pending home sales in California increased in February, accordi...

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