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Home Sales ‘Last Hurrah’ For the Next 12 Months?

U.S. home sales in August rose to their highest level in six years, even higher than during the recent home buyer tax credit. This news came on the heels of the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would continue to fuel … Continue reading

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Home Prices Have Been Seeing Rapid Gains in Recent Months, But Don’t Expect That to Continue

While double digit gains have been common, home appreciation is projected to drop to 6.5% during the 12 months ending March 31, 2014, according to a report released Thursday. That will follow a 10.2% jump for the preceding 12 months, … Continue reading

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Number of Underwater Mortgages in Utah Falls, but Still High

Rising real estate prices in Utah are pulling thousands of seriously underwater home mortgages back to the surface, but the number of troubled loans is still high by historical standards. That may help explain why Utah is again among the … Continue reading

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Eight (8) Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

Credit scores, along with your overall income and debt, are a big factor in determining if you’ll qualify for a loan and what loan terms you’ll be able to qualify for. 1. Check for and correct errors in your credit … Continue reading

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Avoid These Common Seller Mistakes

Now that home prices have been rising, and buyers are getting off the sidelines (particularly as interest rates creep up), you may be more inclined to list your home — finally! Just make sure you do it the right way: … Continue reading

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How to Buy a Home Below Current Real Estate Value

Want to increase your chances of buying a home below current real estate value? Just look for a seller who didn’t listen to his agent. The best real estate agents encourage their sellers to do whatever it takes to get … Continue reading

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Buyers Use Larger Down Payments to Offset Rising Rates

To keep monthly mortgage payments more affordable, more home buyers are reaching deeper into their pockets to make larger down payments, according to a new survey by LendingTree of 600 home buyers.

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