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2009 

Is the old American Dream of owning your own home or your own car or at least your own purse going down the tubes? If the proponents of transumerism are right, then maybe it is. Let's hope they're not right!  Just what is transumerism, you may be asking. It's a supposedly anti-materialistic, leas...
Posted almost 5 years ago
Selling your home may not be in the near future for you, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't conduct proper maintenance on it to keep it in the best shape for a future sale. Here are some things to do every spring: First, open the doors and windows and let the sun shine in. This can even kill som...
Posted almost 5 years ago
In today's sluggish real estate market, if you really need or want to move out of your old residence but are having a problem selling it, turning it into a rental property may be your answer. Here are some tips to help you with your new role as a landlord:  1. Be Sure You Know the Law. A good pla...
Posted almost 5 years ago
From just about every perspective, missing a mortgage payment on purpose in the hope of convincing your lender to modify your loan is a bad idea. In days gone by, when the mortgage market worked a bit differently, skipping a payment or payments might have helped your lender get the message that y...
Posted almost 5 years ago
When builders go bankrupt in the middle of finishing that handsome house, banks who wind up with the house have two options: either hire another contractor to complete the job so the house can be sold or sell the house in its unfinished state.  Should you buy such a house? Is it really as good a ...
Posted almost 5 years ago
So you've finally found the house of your dreams. The price is right, the landscaping is perfect, it's close to school and work and you simply must have it. You can handle mortgage payments but there's one obstacle that still stands between you and your dream house. The down payment. In days gon...
Posted almost 5 years ago
Landscaping can be the perfect way to increase the value of your home by a whopping 7 to 19 percent. According to the National Association of Realtors, one thing that all home buyers want is trees.  Mature trees and bushes, which take from five to seven years to mature, offer 100 percent return o...
Posted almost 5 years ago
Is purchasing a new home something you've always wanted to do but felt you couldn't afford? Well, now may be the time when you can take steps to get that new home you've always dreamed of. According to the Department of Commerce, prices are down 13.5 percent from December of 2007. Add to that tax...
Posted almost 5 years ago
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