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  Shutterstock The Federal Housing Administration recently announced a reduction in high-cost area loan limits. This reduction comes in accordance with the government's ongoing effort to retreat from the housing market. Rewind the clock back to 2008, when financial markets were significantly depr...
The current real estate recovery is like a marathon. Last year, buyers and sellers sprinted out of the gates at full speed, fueled by low interest rates and affordable home prices. The press and social media were full of stories about limited housing inventories, bidding wars and multiple offers....
New rules from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau give consumers with new rights when shopping for a mortgage DAVID J. PHILLIP/ASSOCIATED PRESS The new rules are aimed at preventing another mortgage meltdown.   Five years after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, mortgage pr...
The prospect of higher rates is fueling a seller’s market Patience seems to have paid off for those who’ve postponed putting their homes on the market until this year, real estate analysts say. They stand to pocket the kind of profits not seen since the housing boom. Prices surged more than 10% i...
If you're ready to buy a home, you need to get your finances in order first. For most people, buying a house involves a double financial whammy. First you have to assemble a pile of cash for the down payment and closing costs. Then you must convince a bank to lend you an even more staggering sum ...
Remodeling with an eye toward resale lets you enjoy improvements now that attract home buyers later.     The most important home features buyers want are the ones that keep them cool, entertained, and give them room to store their stuff. Central air conditioning, a walk-in closet in the main bed...
  Long-term stress on pipes can result in plumbing leaks. And replacing plumbing in a 1,500 sq. ft. home is an expensive proposition ($2,000 to $15,000). Instead, preserve the integrity of pipes and avoid plumbing leaks by checking water pressure and installing a water softener. Reduce water pre...
This might not sound like the optimal thing to do on some of these extremely cold winter days that the country is seeing now. But it could prove to be successful for buyers who are willing to endure the chilly weather. Traditionally, the buying season is significantly less busy during the holiday...
1. Paint The Exterior Of Your Home First impressions count in almost all situations and selling a home is no different. A freshly painted house indicates several things to the buyer before they even walk in the door. Painting the exterior of your home adds to curbside appeal and interests buyers ...

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