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Mortgage Rates Idle with Housing Market

Mortgage rates idle in the past week as the U.S. housing market saw sales slow marginally in many areas. The rate on a conventional 30 year fixed rate mortgage averaged 4.59 percent, down from 4.60 percent a week ago, according to the Freddie Mac survey. ‚ÄúThis stability is much needed for home sales, which have […]

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Housing Market Takes a Precipitous Drop!

After several years of rising prices, followed by more rising prices, the housing market has started to sour, and at a remarkably quick pace. In just three months, the housing financial environment has gone from boom to something more like a boomlet. How do we know this? It seems that construction activity has slowed. That’s […]

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Money Examiners Homebuyers Checklist

There comes a time in most people’s lives when buying a home comes to mind. There comes a time in most people’s lives when insomnia starts to set in. These two things happen at the same time. For sure, the very thought of buying a home makes the mind swirl like a Flav-R-Burst cone, and […]

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Get Started Investing in Real Estate for $500 or Less

Buying a rental property can cost a lot of money up front. Banks often require up to 30 percent down on investment real estate. In addition, other risks are involved with owning a rental property. But there are other ways to get started investing in real estate for $500 or less. Owning a single house […]

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Homes Unaffordable in 25 States

The average American family cannot afford to buy a home in 25 states and the District of Columbia. Most Americans cannot afford to buy a home in half the states according to data compiled by How Much. The How Much team estimated the amount of income needed to buy an average home with a 30-year […]

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Real Estate Picked as Favorite Asset

Americans views about what asset class are perceived as the best seem to change with the winds. When the U.S. housing market is hot consumers like real estate the most. When it’s not, polls find that stocks and gold are predictably the favorites. But upper class Americans, or those with more money, are more likely […]

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