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2010 

    Many buyers find a fireplace a plus when seeking to purchase a home, especially in colder climates where it can serve both an aesthetic and functional purpose. If your fireplace is outdated, it can attract a buyer's attention, but not in the way you intend. If you are selling a home with a fi...
01/29/2010
  It's going to be harder to get a government-backed mortgage from now on. Looking to shore up its weakening finances, the Federal Housing Administration has announced stricter standards. The agency, which insured nearly a third of new mortgages in 2009, will increase the premium it charges for ...
01/27/2010
  Some people refer to the $6,500 tax credit for current homeowners as a "move-up buyer" tax credit. However, while many repeat buyers are using the opportunity to get into a larger home, buyers may also be eligible to claim the tax credit if they purchase a smaller, less expensive house. Current...
01/23/2010
Sellers who get more than one offer should be aware that the highest offer isn't necessarily the best offer, say experienced practitioners. In this tough market, going with the buyer who has enough cash to pay a large down payment and who won't be scared away if the inspection uncovers some neede...
01/21/2010
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01/16/2010
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01/15/2010
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   Despite warnings from everywhere that the recovery would be full of "stops and starts," the employment report from November and preliminary positive Holiday sales reports had the markets getting ahead of themselves before the December jobs report was released late last week. We are not only t...
01/14/2010
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Selling a home in the dead of winter might seem ill-advised, particularly considering the state of the economy, but some experts think that making the decision to wait until spring to list the property could be a mistake. Government incentives will likely have a big impact in 2010, with many buye...
01/12/2010
Home Maintenance Tasks: January           Organize your home improvement files. Review warranties and product manuals to check on recommended maintenance for furnaces, equipment, appliances and tools. Mark your calendar to track scheduled upkeep and service. Inspect furniture, cabinets and vanit...
01/11/2010
   The $8,000 federal tax credit for first-time homebuyers and the $6,500 credit for current homeowners may be claimed for the purchase of both new and existing homes. However, there are slight differences between a newly constructed home purchased from a homebuilder and one built by a contractor...
01/11/2010
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