Monthly Archives: September 2010

What’s Your Retirement Strategy? Relocation?

Unlike earlier generations of retirees, who paid off their mortgages and retired in their family home, today’s Baby Boomers are looking to capitalize on home equity to enhance their retirement savings. Below are a few points you might like to … Continue reading

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News You Can Use About Taxes

Tax Tips for Homeowners Looking Ahead to 2010 Returns From energy tax credits to vacation home deductions, check out these tax tips for homeowners looking ahead to 2010 returns. Read Tax Credits for Installing Solar Panels A generous federal tax … Continue reading

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NAR Hails Bill to Hasten Lender Response to Short Sale Requests

Homeowners who are underwater with their mortgage may find that relief is on the way from a bill strongly supported by the National Association of RealtorsĀ® that would impose a deadline on lenders to respond to short-sale requests. Continue reading

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Why Your First Home Shouldn’t Be Your Dream Home

Michele Lerner, provided by Friday, September 10, 2010 Since 2000, homeownership rates in the U.S. have hovered around 66% to 67% of the population. In 1900, less than half of Americans owned their own home. The biggest surge in home … Continue reading

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10 Reasons To Buy a Home

Enough with the doom and gloom about homeownership. Brett Arends explains why owning a home is a good thing. By BRETT ARENDS Enough with the doom and gloom about homeownership. Sure, maybe there’s more pain to come in the housing … Continue reading

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So you want to buy a Short Sale Home?

by Ron Jesser’s Desert Real Estate on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 3:43pm Well here’s what happens in a NEW Short Sale transaction…… Usually when a new short sale property comes on the market, it is done as an offering … Continue reading

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42,000 of California’s jobless will get help with mortgages

by jwasserman@sacbee.comĀ  Published Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 More than 42,000 laid-off California homeowners are about to get a break. Starting Nov. 1, the government will help them make mortgage payments while they look for another job. Wednesday, the U.S. Treasury … Continue reading

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