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New Residential Housing Construction Making Slow and Steady Progress

A week ago, I wrote an analysis March 2015 New Home Sales Are Having a Rough Ride. Four Month Decline in New Home Prices . Although it may seem that I am negative on the future for new residential construction and its economic impact – I am not. A short except from the...
Posted On 04 May 2015

Hidden Costs Of Moving To A New Home

By Michele Lerner for Bankrate.com Residents fed up with high property taxes or expensive housing may be tempted to relocate to a home in a lower-cost region. However, Teresa Luetjen-Keeler, a certified relocation and transition specialist in Fanwood, New Jersey, says people who...
Posted On 04 May 2015

A Guide to Mortgage Costs

Taking out a mortgage is a costly enterprise, with fees you probably don’t expect. It pays to know what you are in for when applying. Since the housing bust, many lenders tightened their standards, which means more hurdles for Source
Posted On 23 Apr 2015

How to Invest $100,000 (Pt. 2)

Our first article talked about some low risk investments for your new found fortune. But if you have the stomach for higher risk and, as a result, aim to earn higher returns, here are additional ideas. 4. Index funds. Source
Posted On 22 Apr 2015

Should You Refinance?

Interest rates on home loans are historically low . That means now is the time to dig out your mortgage loan paperwork and consider whether refinancing is right for you. Five years ago, the government started injecting trillions of Source
Posted On 22 Apr 2015

Better to Buy or Rent?

Spring a time for fresh starts and, for some, a new home. Before you head out to open houses, your first question should be Should I own a home at this time? Your second Or should I remain a Source
Posted On 14 Apr 2015

Pay off Mortgage or Invest?

Should you invest with your spare cash or pay off your mortgage early? As with most financial planning decisions, the answer is not black and white. One of the most common questions facing families is whether to accelerate mortgage Source
Posted On 11 Apr 2015

Real Estate’s Bum Rap

What’s the best way to hold commercial real estate in a retirement portfolio? For many investors, the answer seems to be “not at all.” The reason is that real estate investments have burned people in the past and that Source
Posted On 06 Apr 2015

Understanding Homeowners Association Insurance

If you own a home in a planned development or you own a condo, then you likely pay homeowners association dues. Every year. Usually at the worst time. What do you get for those dues? For one thing, insurance. As distasteful as those dues can be, the end product can be really...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015

What to Inspect When Youre Inspecting

Want to know a critical but often overlooked element of the home-buying process? The home inspection. Typically, you schedule the inspection after picking out your dream house and signing a contract to purchase. The inspection can determine if you’re considering a sound...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015