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1.4 million Americans score $8,000 tax creditThe IRS reports that taxpayers are cashing in on the tax credit for first-time homebuyers; a push to extend the credit gains steam.By Les Christie More than 1.4 million Americans have already claimed the new tax credit for first-time home buyers, accor...
4 dumb financial moves in the recessionMarilyn Kennedy Melia You can almost hear the collective slaps to the head.This recession has brought to light dumb money management practices, forcing just about all of us to confront our financial foibles.Maybe, for instance, you're one of the ones who pan...
Can You Get it Done?The $8,000 Tax Credit is quickly approaching for first-time homebuyers as it expires on Nov. 30th. Check out the timeline from the and get with a Superstar Real Estate Agent to get it done: DON'T RUSH AND BUY ANYTHING, BUT THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE TO BUY A HOM...
Find a superstar real-estate agentThe woods are full of agents these days, and many are beginners. Here are the eight questions you can ask to separate the average agents from the experienced heavy hitters. Whether you're buying or selling, the difference between having an average real-estate age...
Ten Bubbles in the Making One year after America's brush with economic catastrophe, there's plenty of looking back at the bubbles that caused financial chaos.But what's next?There are surely dangerous economic bubbles forming as we speak. As Alan Greenspan warned this week, "They [financial crise...
Troubled Homeowners Need To Ask: Rescue or Rip-Off?By Kenneth R. Harney How's this for a business plan to make money during the housing bust? You buy or rent lists of recent default filings from across the country -- thousands of people who have been notified by lenders that if they don't get the...
For Sale By Owner TipsSelling Without Representation as a For Sale by OwnerBy Elizabeth Weintraub Doing a For Sale By Owner (also known as FSBO), without representation, is not terribly difficult if the market is moving fast and inventory is snapped up as soon as it becomes available for sale. Ho...
Is a reverse mortgage right for you?Sure, it's an easy source of extra income. But there are risks.By Cybele Weisser On the face of it, a reverse mortgage sounds like a no-lose deal for older homeowners. A lender gives you what amounts to a cash advance on your home equity -- no minimum income or...
So are we going back to the days where you need 20% downpayment to buy a home? Many think we should. What do you think??Check out the article:FHA Rapidly Going Broke, May Need A Bailout Mortgage-related losses may push the reserves at the Federal Housing Administration below the level required by...
Property taxes: How to beat 'emGetting overcharged? Appeal your property tax bill the smart way.By Beth Braverman You know that your home's value has tanked. So why doesn't the blasted tax man?Home prices fell 27% from the 2006 peak to the end of 2008, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, whi...

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