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2012 

  The winter season is upon us, with a lack of daylight hours, cloudy days and temperamental weather. And so we pack on the winter pounds, get the winter blues, and go into relative metabolic hibernation until spring arrives. But what if we could circumvent some of this seasonal downturn in our h...
01/29/2012
  Seniors are particularly careful about guarding their assets. With little monthly income, older people still living in their longtime primary residences need to make the most of an eventual home sale.   Helen (last name withheld), from Gig Harbor, Wash., was concerned that she would be taxed on...
01/28/2012
  The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) commends President Obama for offering proposals in the recent State of the Union address to help families stay in their homes and stanch foreclosures, and is urging policymakers to take additional actions to mend the housing market and boost the ...
01/26/2012
  The end of 2011 brought good news on the nation’s economic front, with unemployment in December falling to its lowest level in three years and the economy adding 200,000 jobs during the same month.   Dave Liniger, chairman and co-founder of RE/MAX, said that the country’s improving economic for...
01/26/2012
  While 2011 was clearly a challenging year, there is a lot to be positive about looking ahead. Economically, while buffeted by natural disasters and fiscal policy indecisiveness at home and a European sovereign debt crisis abroad, the U.S. economy was able to stave off economic stagnation in 201...
01/23/2012
  The UFA Default Risk Index for the fourth quarter of 2011 edged lower to 131 from last quarter’s revised 133, which suggests that residential mortgage default and prepayment risks are continuing their return to normalcy.   According to the latest UFA Mortgage Report by University Financial Asso...
01/21/2012
The Appraisal Institute recently published guidance to help appraisers know when and how to use distressed sales, such as foreclosures, as comparable sales. Such knowledge is particularly crucial in the current market where distressed sales are common, creating complex valuation challenges.   The...
01/21/2012
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 If you tend to buy things on impulse, try this trick to exercise a little financial restraint - give yourself a spending limit, and don't go over that that limit without taking at least 48 hours to think about it. For instance, if you see a shirt you really like that costs $200, go home and thin...
01/17/2012
  Government officials and insurers are pushing for changes aimed at lowering automobile premiums by fighting inflated or fraudulent personal injury protection claims, but there are other ways you can save.   Consider this advice from industry experts.       Shop around: Too many consumers don’t ...
01/17/2012
  During winter months, fire risks are on the upswing as people make use of their fireplaces to keep warm.   “Families need to take the proper precautions to prevent potentially dangerous fire situations,” says John Viniello, president of the National Fire Sprinkler Association. “We believe that ...
01/16/2012
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