real estate and mortgages

Are You Planning a Move Over the Pond?

July 26, 2012

Life changes don’t come much bigger than moving to another country and as such the decision to move overseas is not one made lightly. If you are considering moving over the pond to the UK, whether because of marriage, divorce or because of business, it pays to be aware of the property market over there.  […]

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Should You Buy Private Mortgage Insurance?

July 6, 2012

Real estate prices are hovering at levels we haven’t seen since around 2006, or right before the real estate bubble. Many people are saying now may be a good time to buy a house, and for may people it is – provided they are prepared for it. The Wall Street Journal has a great resource […]

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Ready, steady, BUY! Things to Consider Before Buying a Home

June 18, 2012

Buying a home is a balancing act. In addition to location, school districts, and size, you’ll have to throw the all-important money question into the mix. “How much house can I afford?” But what many homeowners don’t stop to consider is that when you buy can be just as important as how much you buy. […]

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How to Refinance a Mortgage

March 22, 2012

Many people consider refinancing their mortgage in order to reduce their monthly payment, save money on interest, or to take some money from the equity of the home to do home repairs or consolidate other debts. But do you know how to refinance a mortgage? Before jumping in, let;s look at a couple considerations, including […]

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Investing in a Property Portfolio

September 23, 2011

Recent years have seen a boom in the housing market, making property investments a popular way of making money. However, the current financial climate has led to the stabilizing of interest rates along with property prices remaining steady, making people question whether or not now is a good time to be investing in real estate. […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy a House?

August 26, 2011

People everywhere are looking to make predictions about what is next for the US housing market. Many people want to know whether or not now is a good time to buy a house, other people may want to plan for the future. Unfortunately, most of those predictions aren’t positive and don’t seem promising for the […]

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Save Money on Real Estate Agent Fees by Using Alternatives Sale Methods

July 19, 2011

The global housing market is in tough times. Trying to sell your home in such a market can be a major headache. With profit margins at all time low, saving on real estate agent fees are more significant than ever before. There are still a number of ways to market your property without engaging the […]

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