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Home owners who once lost their home to foreclosure have returned to the market, eager to buy once again. These “boomerang buyers” could make up a large number of the future housing market, considering their numbers. Since the housing crash, 4.8 million borrowers have lost their home to foreclosure and 2.2 million did a short sale, according to RealtyTrac data. As these borrowers get their finance...
Read Post [Posted on 11/01/2014 By John Askins]
If you’re starting to search for your first home, you’ve probably put together a wish list of finishes and features that make up your dream home. And you’ve probably set an affordable price point. If you’ve reached the stage of actually looking at available homes, you’ve also probably had a bit of a reality check about what you can get at the price you’re willing to pay. But, that doesn’t mean you...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
Pros and Cons of Flipping Houses I have a lot of people always asking me the pros and cons of flipping and if it something they should look into so I thought I would create this short and sweet blog.If you have watched countless shows on television about flipping houses and making tons of money in a very short amount of time you've probably thought to yourself that you could do that and possibl...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Michael Spacek]
After contacting me, meeting with a lender and discussing your options is the next step. If you would like suggestions on lenders, please ask me. The lender you choose can make a big difference. ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Ferdana Johnson]
HOMES FOR HEROES Homes for Heroes’® mission is to provide extraordinary savings to local heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community every day. The company affiliates with Realtors®, lenders and other real estate-related service providers who offer substantial rebates and discounts to the Heroes who serve our nation and its communities every day. Heroes include military personnel, f...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Patricia Matthews]
 Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends October 2014 Newsletter http://jbuff.housi...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By Janet Buff]
Based on a Realtor.com poll, nearly a third of prospective home buyers would not rule out buying a "haunted house" or a property where some sort of paranormal activity is said to have to occurred. However, 29 percent of those house-hunters said they would expect a discount of at least 20 percent for stigmatized property. Warm or cold spots in a house, possibly from a supernatural source, are dea...
Read Post [Posted on 10/31/2014 By John Askins]
Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general. Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends October 2014 Newsletterhttp://susanroddy.ho...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Susan Roddy]
Federal law allows you to get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each reporting company. In addition to identify theft being on the rise, your credit score affect mortgage rate, auto insurance premium, credit card and revolving line of credit interest rate, apartment rentals and even job applications. My husband and I alternate ordering our credit report between the three com...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Sylvia Wilson]
Engineering company moves U.S. HQ to HoustonOct 30, 2014, 11:46am CDTShare on Google +Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterEmail this articleEnlarge PhotoCourtesy of Haynes and Boone LLPEduardo Aguirre, the Houston-based former U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra, is helping AKO Engineering transition to Houston.AKO Engineering is the U.S. subsidiary of Spain-based AKO Electromecanic...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Christopher Chin]
Do You Need a Property Manager?There are many decisions that you will need to make when investing in real estate. One of those decisions, for those handling rental properties is whether or not you need a property manager. Property managers have many uses and are a great idea for those who have many properties to handle and wish to have a life away from their real estate investing businesses. A pro...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Michael Spacek]
Facebook’s IPO and subsequent stock value points up a simple truth: It’s easy to get caught up in the notion of getting rich quick. But there’s no surer way to wealth than home ownership.As Facebook’s IPO approached, it was easy to start traveling down the “what if” path: “What if I had equity in Facebook?!? How rich would I be?”If my parents had only bought me Berkshire Hathaway st...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
A creative solution to a compost bin, fixing a steep slope on the cheap, and the money-saving joy of an edible garden.This compost bin holds leaves on one side and food scraps on the other side. All images in this post: Courtney Craig for HouseLogicI became a first-time home owner in May, but I waited until late September to start doing some landscaping projects. Why? Long-time home owners I know ...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Huge, open kitchens continue to grow in popularity, getting bigger and bigger. But is bigger really better?Big kitchens are on trend — but home owners often use them as gathering spaces, not necessarily to cook in. Image: Burdge & Associates Architects Inc.Houses with cozy eat-in kitchens are common. But enormous kitchens that consume most of a home’s square footage continue to be the tre...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
Tiny houses may solve a big problem for adults with developmental disabilities: A home of their own.A small cottage like this one could be perfect for a disabled adult to live in. Image: IWPR Group, LLCWe’re fascinated with tiny houses, those 85- to 500-sq.-ft. mini-homes that make great granny pods, teen rooms, and cozy places for the couple that has (almost) nothing.But it occurred to me th...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
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