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Contracts to Purchase Homes are on the Rise

USA Today reports that a one- to two-month lag often occurs between a signed contract and a completed sale

The rise in contracts is a good sign for the housing market

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Qualify for the FHA Back to Work Program

The program has been extended through Sept. 30, 2016

That all changed with the FHA Back to Work Program, which lets homebuyers make a…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Personal Finance Word of the Day: Adjustable-Rate Mortgage

Your daily money bite

Adjustable-rate mortgages are making a comeback. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal says…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Find a Real Estate Deal in the Next Hot ‘Hood

It's all about up-and-coming locations when it comes to finding affordable homes that will appreciate

Jamella Swift, an associate broker at Keller Williams NYC, gives advice on buying and selling…

By Alisa Gumbs

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Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Dips to 4.13%

Rates drop the lowest level in four months

Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows the average rates on fixed mortgages in the…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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More Banks Shun Mortgage Preapprovals

Disappearing preapprovals will make it tougher for home buyers to stand out to prospective sellers

Some lenders are opting to do away with mortgage preapprovals

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Home Improvements that Pay Off Start in the Bathroom [Infographic]

Five renovations that add value to your house.

The right updates could greatly increase the resale value of your home.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Renovate Your Home to Make the Sale

The right upgrades can make your home more attractive to buyers

In September 1998, Dr. Kim L. Thornton purchased a home in Newton, Massachusetts, for $490,000.…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Amends Mortgage Rule

Changes might be on the horizon.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued amendments and clarifications to its mortgage rules

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Why Trying to Buy a Home Will Get Harder

The American Dream just got more complicated.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the loan limits for some mortgages are…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Money Matters: Finding Financing for a Fixer-Upper

How to get the money for a home makeover

My husband and I are looking to buy a home, but all we can find…

By John Simons

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4 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Your Home’s Value

Eric and Monta Baskerville knew the house they bought in 2009 was a good find,…

By Tory Parrish

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6 Great House-Hunting Websites

These sites will help you find your dream house.

Thanks to the Internet, house hunting can be made easy.

By Alanna Hunter

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Tips for Avoiding Timeshare Resale Scams

Anxious to sell? Don’t get taken for a ride.

Fraudsters have been using the dip in the economy as an opportunity to prey on…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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As Home Prices Rise, Analysts Consider An Impact on the Economy

New report indicates owning a home is more difficult for the middle class

Despite assurances from some analysts that the economy will improve because a home is the…

By Darren Sands

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House Rich, Cash Poor

Njeri Barrett was off to a good head start, but when divorce and layoffs came knocking, her financial plans got derailed

“As a family we were making great income and we took the money and invested…

By Sakina P. Spruell

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Taking Advantage of Homeownership

Rufus and Jenny Triplett make one smart move after another

Using their home as a place of business has provided the Tripletts several tax advantages.…

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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U.S. Housing Market Finally Returning to Normal

New prediction expects home prices to increase over the next five years.

Report reveals 2012 was the first year since 1997 that the housing market appeared normal.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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New Report Claims Almost a Third of Americans are Mortgage Free

Retirees comprise largest group of mortgage-free homeowners

This demographic of America is free from a mortgage obligation.

By Ashley R. Harris

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New Hope for Mortgage Relief

Struggling homeowners are benefiting from efforts by the government and nonprofits to provide permanent loan modifications, refinancing, and other solutions

Because of the complexity of the mortgage market and the agreement, which will be executed…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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