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Everyone Lives In A Flood Zone And You Better Be Covered?

Everyone Lives In A Flood Zone And You Better Be Covered?

Flooding is the top-ranked natural disaster in the United States, with a dozen potential causes ranging from heavy rains, tropical storms and hurricanes to new housing developments and rain after fire. Read more ⇢
Could Poor Jobs Data Hint At Lower Mortgage Rates?

Could Poor Jobs Data Hint At Lower Mortgage Rates?

According to the government, 95,000 jobs were lost in September. Economists expected a net loss of 5,000. Mortgage rates should improve on the data today. Read more ⇢
2010 Top 100 Places To Live In America

2010 Top 100 Places To Live In America

Relocate America recently released its 2010 list of Top 100 Places To Live In America. The rankings are topped by some cities you may expect, and some you may not. Read more ⇢
Will You ReceiveThe $2,800 Average Household Tax Refund?

Will You ReceiveThe $2,800 Average Household Tax Refund?

If you're among the Americans expecting a tax refund this year, this 4-minute piece from NBC's The Today Show may be helpful. It's a talk about how to receive a refund… Read more ⇢
Mortgage Approvals Are Getting More And More Scarce

Mortgage Approvals Are Getting More And More Scarce

The economy's improving but lending standards are not. Nationally, banks are making mortgage approvals harder to come by. Underwriting guidelines are tightening. Read more ⇢
Top 10 Cities For Home Bargains

Top 10 Cities For Home Bargains

As the housing market improves across the country, certain cities are emerging as relative bargains. Read more ⇢
Could Bad Job Reports Cause The Mortgage Rates To Fall?

Could Bad Job Reports Cause The Mortgage Rates To Fall?

Despite the headlines, it's important to remember that December's jobs report wasn't all bad news. There's two sides to every economic coin. Read more ⇢
2010 FHA Loan Limits Released

2010 FHA Loan Limits Released

The FHA published its 2010 loan limits. There's no change from 2009. Read more ⇢
Looking At The 2010 Predictions For Housing Markets And Mortgage Rates

Looking At The 2010 Predictions For Housing Markets And Mortgage Rates

There's a lot of talk on CNBC and elsewhere about what's coming in 2010. Before you take those predictions to the bank, just remember that analysts do a much better job… Read more ⇢
How To Increase Your 2009 Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

How To Increase Your 2009 Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

How Do I Increase My 2009 Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction? For many American homeowners, interest paid on a mortgage is tax-deductible in the year in which it was paid. Knowing… Read more ⇢
How Long Should I Take To Pay-Off My Home?

How Long Should I Take To Pay-Off My Home?

Should I Consider A 15-Year Fixed Mortgage? For today’s home buyers and homeowners that can manage the higher monthly payments, 15-year… Read more ⇢
Hurry And Buy A House Before Someone Else Gets A Job!

Hurry And Buy A House Before Someone Else Gets A Job!

As Unemployment Rates Fall, Mortgage Rates Rise This morning’s jobs report is causing mortgage rates to rise, capping a week during which rates have already jumped 3/8 percent off all-time lows. The government’s… Read more ⇢
Will There Be Any Foreclosure Deals Left Out There?

Will There Be Any Foreclosure Deals Left Out There?

For the eighth straight consecutive month, national foreclosure activity in the U.S. was dominated by a small set of states. As reported by RealtyTrac.com, more than half of October’s… Read more ⇢
What Was The Vote Of The Federal Reserve This November 4th?

What Was The Vote Of The Federal Reserve This November 4th?

The Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate within its target range of 0.000-0.250 percent. In its press release,… Read more ⇢
95% Of Case-Shiller Markets Improve In August

95% Of Case-Shiller Markets Improve In August

Home Values In 95% Of Case-Shiller Markets Are Improving Year-To-Year For August, the Case-Shiller Index showed annual home values improving across 19 of… Read more ⇢

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