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Should you buy a timeshare now?By Chuck Green Like all real estate, vacation timeshares have taken a beating in this recession. For the first time since sales have been tracked, the timeshare industry experienced a decline in annual sales volume in 2008, according to the American Resort Developme...
Settlement rules set to change Jan. 1By Michele Lerner SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Future homebuyers may not be aware of the major changes in the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) rules that go into effect on Jan. 1, but industry professionals have been preparing for months for th...
Mortgage rescue: Credit score killerBy Tami Luhby Most troubled homeowners view President Obama's foreclosure rescue plan as a way out of their financial troubles.But many don't realize that entering a trial mortgage modification can actually hurt their credit.CNNMoney recently received a flood o...
Homes: About to get much cheaperBy Les Christie If you thought home prices were bottoming out, you may be wrong. They're expected to head a lot lower.Home values are predicted to drop in 342 out of 381 markets during the next year, according to a new forecast of real estate prices.Overall, the na...
Freddie Mac Starts Door-to-Door Effort Helping Borrowers Complete Home Affordable ModificationsTitanium Solutions, Inc. to Help Borrowers Complete Modification Applications McLean, VA - Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) today announced it has hired Titanium Solutions, Inc. to meet with delinquent borrowers ...
The Best Smartphone Apps for Business OwnersEver wonder if you could run your business via phone? These 13 phone apps will help you do it.By John Brandon Cell phones may never replace laptops or tablets for serious computing outside the office, but working on your phone is getting easier, thanks ...
Pay the Mortgage or Walk Awayby James R. Hagerty and Nick Timiraos In down real-estate market, homeowners are deciding to abandon their loan obligations even if they can afford the paymentsShould I stay or should I go? That is the question more Americans are asking as the housing market continues...
The Best Books for Business Owners of 2009 Gladwell, Collins, and a Book About a DogAnother year, another blizzard of business books. Which ones should you read? To pick the best business books of the year for the entrepreneur, we turned to editor at large Leigh Buchanan, who writes Inc.'smonthly...
In trouble and thinking about a short sale? Help is on the way.By Kenneth R. Harney If you're in trouble on your mortgage and can't get a loan modification, check out the Obama administration's newstandardized short-sale plan that's scheduled to roll out during the next several months.The program...
7 COMMON SHORT SALE MYTHS MYTH #1: I must stop making my mortgage payments before the bank will approve a short sale.TRUTH: You do not have to stop making payments on your home in order for the bank to approve a short sale. What the bank needs to see is a solid reason why you are unable to contin...

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