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Sellers, Beware: Five Reasons You Might Not Get Top Dollar when You Sell Your Home (And How to Avoid Them)

For most people, their home is their largest asset, so they want to maximize that asset by getting top dollar when they sell. Here are a few reasons you might not get top dollar when you sell – and how to avoid them! 487 more words

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 18, 2014

Last week’s economic news brought little housing-related content, but several economic reports in other sectors contributed to overall perceptions of the economy.
In a speech given in Sweden, Fed Vice President Stanley Fischer noted that the economy might be in a period of “secular stagnation.” This condition is expected to keep interest rates low for longer than expected. 432 more words

Housing Analysis

How Much is Your Home Worth in Today's Market? Three Key Tips for Assessing Value

If you’re thinking about putting the house on the market, or are simply curious about its value in the current economic atmosphere, it’s essential to get an honest assessment of its value. 475 more words

Consumer Tips

Is Now the Time to Consider a 15-Year Mortgage? Five Reasons to Give the 15Y Another Look

A 15-year fixed mortgage is, as its name suggests, a mortgage that’s paid off after 15 years. Since it amortizes fully, after that amount of time you won’t have to pay anything else. 517 more words

Home Buyer Tips

Nearing Retirement? Three Reasons Why You Might Consider a 'Reverse Mortgage'

If you are nearing retirement, a reverse mortgage might be right for you. This type of mortgage essentially allows you to turn your home equity into cash. 527 more words

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – Aug 11, 2014

Last week’s housing related news was minimal, but a Federal Reserve survey of senior loan officers revealed that although credit standards for commercial and industrial loans as well as credit cards are easing, current mortgage credit standards are more stringent than in 2005. 363 more words

Housing Analysis

The 5-Minute Guide to Flood Insurance: What It Is, How It Works, and Whether You Need It

You’ve got house insurance, and assume your property is covered for any type of detrimental occurrence that can possibly take place.
However, not all homeowners are aware that home insurance policies don’t necessarily cover damage related to a flood, as the risks are too great. 585 more words

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