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Housing Recovery – For Real

The housing comeback from the Great Recession has been long and slow. Now, finally, it looks as if we are finally getting some traction. Mortgage lending is strong, and that’s a good sign for both the economy and the Source
Posted On 16 May 2015

A Millennial And Want To Own A Home? Do These 4 Things

By Liz Weston for Millennials are buying homes later in life than their parents or grandparents, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This younger generation also marries later (29 for men and 27 for women, according to the Census Bureau, compared with 25...
Posted On 16 May 2015

To-Dos After Your Divorce

You might view divorce as a series of distinct steps filing the paperwork, negotiating with your ex, getting a settlement and reaching the end of your marriage. Yet still more work sometimes lots of it remains after your divorce. Source
Posted On 09 May 2015

Buying A Home? Look Past The Staging

By Michele Lerner for Buying a home? Then you’ve likely come across a staged home. Home sellers rearrange furniture to make rooms look bigger and bake cookies to fill the air with a homey aroma. But you, smart homebuyer, should look beyond the stagecraft....
Posted On 08 May 2015

Homebuilders, Long Under Pressure, Now Ready To Rise Again

It is an old adage of investing that companies that survive a crisis usually emerge leaner and meaner, and therefore usually provide a good long-term investment opportunity. If that is the case, then no sector is leaner and meaner than U.S. homebuilders. If you had told me at the...
Posted On 07 May 2015

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 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