Monthly Archives: November 2012

The ins and outs of homeowner’s insurance

One of the things people rarely pay much attention to when they buy a property is whether they have adequate dwelling hazard and liability insurance, otherwise known as homeowner’s insurance. Getting a policy is easy and almost always obtained when … Continue reading

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Watch out for these 5 common mortgage scams

Think you’re knowledgeable about the housing market and home financing process? You may consider yourself an expert on mortgages (take this real estate quiz to prove it), especially if you’re currently looking to finance your first home or have been … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Stay Low, Keep Buying Power High

A year ago at this time, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages dropped below 4 percent for the first time since Freddie Mac started reporting national average mortgage rates in 1971. Thirty-year rates have fairly much stayed below 4 percent since then too, … Continue reading

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Homes Are Selling Faster as Inventories Fall

The median time a home is on the market nationwide? Just 69 days. The number of days on the market nationwide has fallen nearly 30 percent from year-ago levels. Meanwhile, inventory levels are hovering at all-time lows, with the number … Continue reading

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Scam Artists Try to Dupe ‘Frankenstorm’ Victims

Hurricane Sandy and its tropical storm, dubbed “Frankenstorm,” caused significant damage this week to homes across the East Coast, and scam artists have already moved in, trying to profit off home owners affected. These scam artists may play the part … Continue reading

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