Homeowners in trouble may find help from an unlikely source: their private mortgage insurance company. Typically, homeowners turn to nonprofit housing counseling services or even paid "mortgage fixers" (not a good idea) to help them renegotiate better, more affordable terms on their mortgage. But the credit crunch and the large numbers of folks in need of financial help have caused those avenues to clog up.
A new bill introduced in the House Thursday, HR 2801 or Home Ownership Moves the Economy (HOME) Act of 2009, aims to make the current $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit available to literally anyone that purchases a primary residence through the end of 2010.
When it comes to real estate, the trailer park gets a bad rap. But some designers think that this forsaken corner of the market is worthy of reevaluation—and even resuscitation.Bank Repossessions Surge, More Foreclosures Hit Market
Expect more foreclosed properties to hit the market. The number of U.S. properties for which a foreclosure filing was received rose 18% in May from a year earlier, according to numbers released by RealtyTrac on Wednesday, as bank repossessions surged in several states outside the Sun Belt, which has so far borne the brunt of foreclosures.Jon and Kate Plus Eight's Real Estate Stress
As if Jon and Kate Gosselin didn’t have enough to worry about already (rumors of marital infidelity, aggressive paparazzi, national media scrutiny, and, oh, eight kids) they can now tack on an extra stressor: the sluggish real estate market.10 ways to turnoff a homebuyer
Q&A: How can I estimate how much roofing we need? What a difference a couple of years makes. Back
in 2007, homebuyers would beg to purchase your house. They would even
bid more than the asking price for the privilege to do so.
What a difference a couple of years makes. Back in 2007, homebuyers would beg to purchase your house. They would even bid more than the asking price for the privilege to do so.
We're planning to replace our roof later this summer and want to get some ballpark estimates from a number of pros. How can I estimate how much roofing we'll need? Knowing how much roofing material you'll need will make it easier to compare bids from contractors.Wright for Real People: A Family Restores Frank Lloyd Wright's Famed First House
Restoring an architectural treasure is a formidable task, and Steve Sikora and Lynette Erickson-Sikora knew the challenges they would face when they bought Frank Lloyd Wright’s dilapidated 1934 Malcolm Willey House in Minneapolis in 2002.LOCAL NEWS FROM AROUND WASHINGTON DC REGION
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