Mortgage Distress? No Fear! – Short Sales and Foreclosures

Mortgage: “ The Making Home Affordable (MHA) program, which includes both the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), has been extended through December 31, 2016.” Mortgage payments are difficult, people. We’re all aware, and no one’s pretending that the struggle isn’t real. However, push your worries aside slightly, for…

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Apps YOU Need for House Hunting – Buyers

Apps: “From enabling us to virtually walk through an open house to instantly learning about the social scene in a neighborhood we’re thinking about moving to, a new generation of apps and other technologies are taking the real estate shopping experience to the next level. “There’s been a revolution in innovation,” said Alex Perriello, CEO…

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Foreclosure – The Brink?!

FORECLOSURE! “This mosaic, created with images from Google Maps Street View, shows one of the many enormous challenges facing Detroit as it tries to climb out of debt. As of January, the owners of these properties collectively owed the county more than $328 million in unpaid taxes and fees. Since then, some have paid their…

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EQUITY KILLERS?! – Sellers

“Hey you – the one putting electric green shag carpet in all the bedrooms. The one turning the dining room into a bedroom – without a closet. The one transforming your kitchen into an homage to Arabian Nights. The one painting all the walls black and replacing all the wood baseboards with Lucite. What are you…

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Buy Your Home Now! – Buyers

BUY! “The nature of market bottoms is that it’s hard to tell one’s occurred until prices and sales volume start to rise again. That’s why the best time to buy is when market conditions suggest a bottom. That means there’s still some risk for homebuyers, since no one has a crystal ball that predicts the…

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Mortgage Applications Down From June – Mortgages

Mortgage applications: “Spring failed to inspire a surge in home sales nationally this year, even though mortgage rates are still reasonably low. Although economists insist that the housing market is on an upward trend, abnormal conditions left over from the recession continue to be a drag. Mortgage applications for home purchases as of June were down…

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World Cup Properties?! – Buyers

“With the 2014 FIFA World Cup on the way and the world’s soccer stars ready to take their place on their sport’s grandest stage, we decided to go international in our search for lovely homes. These 13 international homes highlight World Cup competitors and the beauty of their home nations. When World Cup competition begins June…

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