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4 Secrets to Scoring a Bank-Owned Property Deal

Scanning the foreclosure listings to snap up your dream home on the cheap? It's tempting indeed to take the bottom-fisher route, especially when bank-owned deals are so plentiful and annual housing prices in 20 major cities combined declined 3.8 percent in January, according to the closely watched S&P/Case-Shiller... Continue Reading »

Buy a Home Now: Why Timing May Be Perfect

Deciding to buy a home is one of the biggest decisions most people make. But knowing when to pull the trigger on that decision burdens it with much fear and insecurity. AnnaMaria Andriotis at reports on why recent events in Washington have brought some clarity to the issue and why the signs all point to... Continue Reading »

When Renting Is Better Than Buying

Renting has always had its advantages over buying, but then this past summer, interest rates fell to an all-time low. However, home sales remained dismal at best. According to an article published by the "Washington Post," the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage tumbled to 4.69 percent, falling from an already low... Continue Reading »

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