How Do we improve the air quality in our Homes?

Usually the most effective way to improve indoor air quality is to eliminate individual sources of air pollution or to reduce their emissions. Some sources, like those that contain asbestos, […]

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How Do Homes Impact Health?

Indoor air pollution is 4 – 5 times worse than outdoor air and sometimes even greater. We spend 90% of our time indoors. 15% of homeowners may be allergic to […]

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Negative Equity continues being a Serious Concern Despite Year Over Year Decline!

While the percentage of homes in the United States with negative equity has declined substantially since the fourth quarter of 2013, they experienced a slight increase quarter-over-quarter in Q4 2014, […]

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Keep Your Money Where It Is, if you’re planning on buying a home!

It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a home. You don’t want to take any big chances with […]

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56 Percent of 3.3 Million HELOCs Scheduled to Reset With Higher Payments

A total of 3,262,036 HELOCs with an estimated total balance of $158 billion that originated during the housing price bubble between 2005 and 2008 are still open and scheduled to […]

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Are you better off fixing or buying a home?

There is neither a specific answer nor one size fits all!  There are plenty of considerations to review. First of all, your financial ability and market demands are some of […]

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Opening Doors for Homebuyers!

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is the first of six financial regulators to release the final version of the long-awaited qualified residential mortgage (QRM) rule. The National Association of Realtors […]

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Got Refi? Rates…better than ever

  Falling interest rates precipitated a major refinancing rally  according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA’s) Refinance Index.  The MBA’s Refinance Index is a weekly measurement put together by the Mortgage Bankers […]

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Sales of Existing Homes Increase, however not enough

Sales of previously owned homes rose in September to the highest level in a year, adding to signs that residential real estate will be a plus for the economy. National […]

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Homeownership at Best!

Federal Housing Finance Agency has been working towards a plan to open what many we see as underwriting standards that are too restrictive. Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, their regulator and lenders are […]

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