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August 2011

Housing Upgrades That Aren’t Worth It

When upgrading, home owners often seek features that aren’t only desirable to them but also what will add value to the home when it comes time for resale. Certainly, the annual Cost vs. Value survey can be one of your…

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Mortgage Rates Reach All-Time Lows Again

Ongoing economic concerns continued to push mortgage rates to new lows, as 30-year and 15-year mortgage rates took another dip, pushing home affordability even higher, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 4.15 percent…

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Top 10 Wealthiest Cities

In uncovering the “Best Places to Live,” CNN Money recently also found which small towns — having populations less than 50,000 — boast the highest incomes. Here are the top 10 cities with the highest median family incomes, according to…

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5 Reasons You Should Sell Your House TODAY!

Selling your house in today’s market can be extremely difficult. It is for that reason that every seller should take advantage of each and every opportunity that appears. Below are five reasons you should consider when pricing your house to…

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Home Lending at Its Lowest Point in 14 Years

Mortgage rates are near record lows and housing affordability is at its highest in years, but lending is at its lowest point since 1997. What’s more, new mortgages are down by a third compared to 2010. Lenders will write about…

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Will the S&P Downgrade Affect Interest Rates?

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 08, 2011 Standard & Poor downgraded the U.S.’s credit rating on Friday, despite Congress reaching a deal in the final hours on the debt ceiling crisis last week. And now many of your…

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