Low Mortgage Rates! – Mortgage

It’s been verified, folks. For the eighth straight week, fixed mortgage rates have slid under 4%. This is wonderful news. “Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.77 percent, down from 3.82 percent at this same time last week. The 30-year fixed [rate] fell…

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Foreclosures Up 15%? – S.S./Foreclosures

In recent news, the rate of U.S. foreclosure activity has increased 15% since last month. The U.S. Foreclosure Market Report from this October was released last week, with a 15% increase in activity, including default notice, repossessions, and scheduled auctions. This report, released by RealtyTrac, shows the largest month-to-month increase in activity since March 2010,…

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Furniture With Touch Screen?! – Renovations

Wouldn’t work be so much easier and efficient with touch-screen TABLES?! “Fishing a smartphone out of your pocket can cause at least a [slight] inconvenience. That’s one reason why some consumers may take to “Smart Furniture” recently unveiled in South Korea. The furniture — developed jointly by a South Korean furniture producer, Hyundai Livart, and South Korean telecoms carrier SK Telecom…

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Amenities for Rich Homebuyers – Sellers

A little more pocket change can yield a little more luxury for your family and your household. “Great views and five-digit square footage just aren’t enough anymore. Here’s what amenities buyers are looking to shell out millions on their next home are looking for now.” In this article, from CNN Money, luxury amenities, such as…

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You MUST Refinance – Mortgages

Close to eight million home-owners have already hit rock bottom, due to a lack of refinancing. Don’t join the club. “Recent reductions in the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage could net the population of borrowers big savings if they would refinance, according to Black Knight Financial Services’ latest Mortgage Monitor Report. “Before the most recent reductions in…

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Equity Boom Not Helpful – S.S./Fore.

The recent sky-rocket of American equity has been nice and plentiful, but it has still left plenty of properties underwater, financially. “The equity boom, which has added an estimated $1.6 trillion to the personal net wealth of American homeowners in the last year, has slowed dramatically. It’s not over by any means. It has just…

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Casa Rodriguez up for Grabs! – Buyers

Pudge Rodriguez, of heavy-hitter, home run fame, is putting his Michigan “dugout” on the market. Will you be taking a swing at it? “During his long and storied baseball career, Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez played for six teams and made his mark as one of the best catchers to ever play the game. In the mid-2000s, he signed…

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Keep Out of The Cold! – Renovations

Frosty the Snowman is marching right into town, but, unfortunately, he’s bringing some of his ice cold friends along with him. “April may bring showers, but winter weather can bring all sorts of other unexpected and expensive damages to your home. Fall’s cool temperatures are a reminder that winter days are on their way –…

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Ghost Town For Sale?! – Buyers

Halloween is right around the corner – and real estate just a whole lot spookier. “Johnsonville Village in Connecticut will be auctioned off by Auction.com. Starting bid: $800,000. The auction price includes eight buildings — among them a general store, a stable, a chapel, an old mill and a tavern — on 62 leafy acres…

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Homeowner Holiday – Sellers

The holiday season is the perfect time to show off your beautiful home, and all the gorgeous and merry decor you tacked on to it…particularly to potential buyers. “It’s that season where you want to celebrate the coming holidays with a grandiose display of ghouls and goblins followed by pumpkins and wreaths and hand-traced kindergarten…

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