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Retirement Expenses Begin with Housing

What’s at the top of your retirement expense checklist? For most of us it’s housing. The first thing many retirees consider is reducing their budget by downsizing their home. This helps with more than just mortgage payments, taxes, maintenance, and insurance costs can also be reduced by moving to a smaller home. Medical and transportation costs… Read More

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Interactive Infographic – Investing in the Best Recovering Neighborhoods to Buy a Home

If you’re thinking like an investor, there’s no such thing as a bad neighborhood. Increased investment in the residential real estate sector often leads to expanded retail and additional services, resulting in ‘bad’ areas bouncing back. …down payment assistance and help with closing costs…

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Thanking Teachers Isn’t Just for June – A Thank You Thursday in Advance

It’s been quite a while since back to school was a crazy time around our house. Now our back-to-school thoughts run more along the lines of “How can I avoid streets with school zones?” and “What hour of the day is the best time to not get stuck behind a bus?” But for a lot… Read More

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Video: What to Consider Before Borrowing Home Equity

Video: What to Consider Before Borrowing Home Equity – Home Equity loans were very nearly taboo for quite some time but their coming back into favor. In favor of an equity loan as opposed to a personal loan, mortgage rates are still low (make no mistake, this is a type of mortgage or home financing,… Read More

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How Single Women Are Changing the Home-Buying Market

How Single Women Are Changing the Home-Buying Market. Single females make up a significant portion of the home buying market, much more so than single males according to the National Association of Realtors®. Among them, home buyers of the Boomer generation lead the pack but Millennials are creeping up in numbers very quickly. My hunch… Read More

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CPSC ‘Anchor It!’ Campaign Aims to Save Lives, Injuries In 2016

Anchoring your TV is worth talking about. A Wisconsin mom recently shared her story in hopes that other parents can avoid what she went through. Her 4-year-old daughter nearly lost her life when a TV fell from a bureau and fractured her skull. Kudos to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for spearheading a campaign… Read More

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Existing-Home Sales on Track for Further Expansion in 2016

Following the housing market’s best year since the recession, existing-home sales are expected to increase in 2016 at a moderate pace; although affordability pressures from inventory shortages and rising mortgage rates could slow the potential for even stronger sales momentum, according to an economic forecast forum held last week at the 2015 REALTORS® Conference &… Read More

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Housing Indicator Approaches Peak Level

By Katie Penote Consumer confidence in the home buying and selling market bounced back from a recent dip, suggesting continued gradual improvement in housing activity. Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index™ (HPSI) increased to 83.8 in September, and The HPSI Good Time to Sell component increased 13 points on net due likely to a strong home… Read More

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3 Top-Priority Home Improvement Projects

Tackling and completing our own home improvement projects can make the rewarding  experience of home ownership even more personal and gratifying. Many of us have grand plans for DIY projects, only to put them off for months, and even years, as we try to find both money and time. So if your dollars and hours… Read More

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Why isn’t this national news?

It was an obscure article in a small, local newspaper with the astounding headline “Tucson on track to end homelessness among veterans“. Something with a headline like that should be huge, in fact national news don’t you think? I found this post By Ethan McSweeney For the Arizona Daily Star on tucson.com. A little more… Read More