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Resolve To Protect Your Household's Bottom Line - 02/23/07 02:32 PM
Resolve To Protect Your Household's Bottom Line You procrastinated again. More than a week into the New Year and you still haven't made up your mind what you'll resolve to improve, change, or accomplish. A home owner advocacy group is here to help. The American Homeowners Foundation (AHF), a consumer research and education group and its lobbying arm, the American Homeowners Grassroots Alliance, have some pretty good ideas. They think you should get your financial house in order. Considering the housing boom has taken a turn and the economy isn't certain which way is up, making sure your home economy isn't (1 comments)
Color 2007 Red, Blue, But Not White - 02/23/07 02:31 PM
Color 2007 Red, Blue, But Not White The red and blue hues in this year's color forecasts have nothing to do with the color of ink on a growing number of residential real estate investments or the feeling caused by a bleeding bottom line. They also have nothing to do with the attention to political colors assigned to states depending upon voters' left or right leaning. Derived from thinking outside the Crayola box, the colors forecast as hot for 2007 are based, not on realty gloom or political partisanship, but on an eclectic blend of environmental reflection and global awareness. Of (0 comments)
It Is A Good Time To Decide - 02/15/07 01:30 PM
It Is A Good Time To Decide It sounds tired, trite, hackneyed, even a little specious, especially when it's become little more than a marketing slogan used to describe just about any housing market, no matter how bleak or bright. However, right now, the popular refrain, "It's a good time to buy," resonates with a more resolute ring of truth. Remember that a "good time to buy" for you may not be the same "good time to buy" for someone else. Personal considerations trump the generalities. Instead of making the home-buying decision based solely on market conditions, consider it in a (0 comments)
Buying Houses Just One Way To Invest In Real Estate - 02/15/07 01:05 PM
Buying Houses Just One Way To Invest In Real Estate Everyone generally understands that as a real estate investor, the concept is to let someone else's rent payments pay for your mortgage and to hopefully come out with a positive cash flow at the end of the month.There are plenty of ways to get started in real estate investing. Here are some one-line descriptions of how to do it including the pros and cons of each alternative.ForeclosureHow it works: Purchase the property at a courthouse auction -- hopefully for less than it's worth. Fix it up, sell it or rent it (0 comments)
Pack Away Kids' Moving Blues - 02/15/07 11:27 AM
Pack Away Kids' Moving Blues Buying a new home can be very exciting for adults, but it can evoke a whole lot of fear in children. Summer break is when many families decide to make a move since children are frequently on break. But regardless of the timing, it's helping children understand the reason for the move that will help pack away kids' moving blues. Some 10 million school-age children move each year in America, according to Gabriel Davis, author of The Moving Book: A Kid's Survival Guide. She writes about tips and activities that give children a little extra attention (1 comments)
Stopping The Noise - 02/15/07 11:26 AM
Stopping The Noise Have you ever heard your neighbors when you didn't want to? Maybe they're in their yard or even in their home and the sounds bleed through into your house. For some homeowners stopping the outside noise from coming in is quite the challenge. "We've been here 10 years and it's been noisy," says homeowner, Bob Niles. Bob and his wife Kay live in a detached home in San Clemente, CA. "Our houses are kind of small and the yards are real close," says Niles. When the couple added on a room and widened their home it brought them (0 comments)
Post Boom Second Home Buying Strategies - 02/15/07 11:23 AM
Post Boom Second Home Buying Strategies Buying a playhouse isn't a game. Economic market conditions shifted in vacation home buyers' favor in some regions of the country last year, just as the traditional winter weather season took still more heat out of the second home and resort markets. But that doesn't mean vacation home buying is a breeze. Just ask some late-to-market speculators who lost their shirts as the last boom faded. Other investors saw their cash flow become cash slow as speculators fled. Still others made buying mistakes that put their second shot at the American Dream, physically out of (2 comments)
Mortgage rates were moving all sorts of ways as the first month of the new year came to a close. Some were up, some were down and some haven't moved at all, according to the weekly survey by Freddie Mac. "Mortgage rates were mixed on news that December's leading indicators, a measure of future economic activity, signaled steady growth in the coming months," the company's chief economist, Frank Nothaft, explained. Another factor impacting loan costs was new construction, which came in stronger than expected in December; this despite a decline in single-family starts. Here's the latest read: The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (0 comments)
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