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Goodbye, paper. Hello,'e-closings' Electronic processes are poised to make homebuying easier on the wallet — and on trees. By Leah L. Culler of MSN Real Estate When Charles Schaffner of West Haven, Utah, closed on a home recently, he didn't leave with a giant stack of paperwork. Instead, he left with a CD containing electronic versions of all closing documents. The closing took less than 20 minutes, and yet Schaffner knew exactly what he was signing; he'd reviewed all of the documents at home the night before. Schaffner got his loan through Mountain America Credit Union, which is one of the first banks in (0 comments)
By Andrew Rice Published: October 15, 2010 Every year, in conjunction with a big trade show, the magazine Builder creates something it calls its “concept home.” The house is an exhibition on a theme — the 2004 edition, for example, was called the Ultimate Family Home — but also a commercial venture. Attendees of the International Builders’ Show can walk through a model, and when the show is over, the concept is quite literally put to a test when the finished house is offered up for sale on the open market. During the (0 comments)
01/24/2012 DSNews.com BY: KRISTA FRANKS Capital Economics expects the housing crisis to end this year, according to a report released Tuesday. One of the reasons: loosening credit. The analytics firm notes the average credit score required to attain a mortgage loan is 700. While this is higher than scores required prior to the crisis, it is constant with requirements one year ago. Additionally, a Fed Senior Loan Officer Survey found credit requirements in the fourth quarter were consistent with the past three quarters. Read More >
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Proposed Bill to Speed Up Short Sale Process and Prevent Foreclosure - 02/22/12 09:01 AM
Proposed Bill to Speed Up Short Sale Process and Prevent Foreclosure 02/20/2012 BY: ESTHER CHO DSNews.com To avoid losing homes to foreclosure due to long response times for short sale transactions, three senators introduced legislation to speed up the short sale process. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts), and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) proposed the bill addressing the issue of short sales timelines on February 17. A short sale is a real estate transaction where the homeowner sells the property for less than the unpaid balance with the lender’s approval. “There are neighborhoods across the country full of empty (1 comments)
Click here to see the Virtual Tour for: 15811 Radwick Lane Silver Spring, MD 20906 Property is listed for $434,900 Tax Yr: 2011 Est. Taxes: $4,876 Information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.
Renovated/Remodeled top to bottom! Home shows like a model! NEW-kitchen w/ granite and stainless appliances, 3 NEW Baths, All NEW doors, Fresh paint, All new fixtures, NEW carpet, Gleaming HW Floors, NEW exterior doors, windows, roof, siding, gutters, downspouts, NEW garage, driveway, deck, HVAC, Electric upgrade, Prof landscaping, 1+ acre lot, 4th (2 comments)
Real Estate Outlook: Housing at Forefront of Concerns by Carla Hill
As the race for the 2012 Presidential Election gets rolling, a new survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows what is on voters' minds. Topping the list of concerns for voters is the importance of homeownership and the ease of obtaining it. The survey showed that American voters "strongly value homeownership and would oppose efforts to weaken or eliminate the mortgage interest deduction or diminish a federal role to help qualified home buyers obtain affordable 30-year mortgages." Neil Newhouse, a partner and co-founder of (0 comments)
Montgomery County Public Libraries Celebrates Black History Month 2012 Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) celebrates Black History Month in February with free programs highlighting traditional West African culture and dance.Anansegromma of Ghana, featuring native Ghanaians Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah-Brew, will present a program of traditional music, storytelling and dance. The group performs “call and response” songs, games and drum rhythms on authentic instruments giving the audience first-hand exploration of West African cultural traditions. Read More> Smithsonian Celebrates Black History Month The Smithsonian celebrates Black History Month in February with a series of films, (1 comments)
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