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It's a shame that more people don't invest in income-producing real estate, because it's one of the most powerful ways middle-class folks can generate wealth.  There is one major...
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It's a shame that more people don't invest in income-producing real estate, because it's one of the most powerful ways middle-class folks can generate wealth.  There is one major...
5 Things You Didn't Know Could Hurt Your FICO Score
When it comes to figuring out credit scores, there are very few things that are obvious. Really, I spend a lot of time following this stuff and sometimes I wonder if someone sat down and...
Don't have the credit history or other formal credentials to get a traditional home loan?  No worries, there's an alternative way to get the home of your dreams: owner financing (...
When I looked for my first mortgage, I was skeptical about rates that were too low. There had to be a catch when one mortgage had a rate that was a full percentage point less than another. It...
Those of us familiar with selling property know real estate agents don't come cheap. With real estate agent commission and fees amounting to as much as 6% of the selling price (that's $...
Mistakes are difficult to avoid in something as complex as home buying, especially for the first time home buyer. And it's the simple missteps that can end up costing you for years....
If you or someone you know is thinking about getting a home mortgage, you may want to know about the thousands of dollars in hidden charges that some lenders are quietly adding to mortgage loans...
If you haven't already felt the pressure to refinance your mortgage, you're probably really feeling it now. Mortgage rates are still hovering near historic lows. But with the economy...
The goal: You want to get top dollar for your home or investment property when you sell. You're confident you can renovate a few things, recoup the cost and even enjoy some serious profit when...
Lately I have become more familiar with the mortgage industry than I would have preferred.   Since 2002, we have taken out four mortgages, 3 of those since 2009. (We've had lots of...
Our parents, and even grandparents, never saw rates like these. A 15-year home loan now averages 2.84%, while a 30-year loan is 3.59%. And more homeowners are riding the refinance train with the...
There's a reason why you hire a real estate agent -- they're experts at selling homes! They're better informed on the worth of your house, the state of the housing market, and even the buyer's...
As a new Congress gets underway, the typical populist clamor is emanating from Washington. But the oft-cited mantra of "cut taxes and slash spending" may be causing an unintended consequence:...
Investors are taking a closer look at the rental housing market. After all, rental property is another way to diversify your investments. However, owning rental property is a hands-on endeavor...
Despite an ever-improving economy and an optimism surrounding the stock markets, the housing sector remains in a deep funk.  The foreclosure crisis continues to take its time getting...

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