Monthly Archives: October 2012

What a Deal!

A 30 year fixed-rate mortgage hasn’t always been the standard. As part of FDR’s New Deal in 1934, the Federal Housing Administration was created to help Americans purchase homes with affordable terms. Prior to then, many loans had an amount … Continue reading

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Rent or Buy?

The question plaguing every tenant who wants a home of their own is whether they should continue to rent or is it the right time to buy? The combination of good prices and low mortgage rates make it considerably cheaper … Continue reading

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Contributing Factors

Rental properties have four primary factors that contribute to a return on investment. Based on market conditions and investor strategies, the individual motivating factor can change for property owners. There was a time when the benefit of tax savings to … Continue reading

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Who Do You Call?

While the Internet is a great resource to locate information about food, travel and a number of other things, it isn’t necessarily the best place to find a local service provider. Sure, you can run the search, get quick results … Continue reading

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Refinancing Too Soon?

Some people believe they shouldn’t refinance more often than once every two years. The determining factors are if you’ll lower your payments and plan to stay in the home long enough to recapture the cost of refinancing. If so, you … Continue reading

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