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Singapore Wants You

Two luxury developments across the street from each other are competing for foreign buyers—which could mean rare deals. read more

How to Decorate a Tiny Office

Whether you run a business out of your home, work on the occasional after-hours project or just need a quiet spot to do the monthly bills, having a dedicated office in your home is key to being productive. Choosing the right decor for your home is also important, though, since you want to make sure that the space is comfortable and promotes concentration. When you’re dealing with an extremely small office space, decorating can definitely be a challenge. If you keep your design simple, however, you can create an attractive and effective home office no matter how tiny the space. read more

Getting a Mortgage: Why SO MUCH Paperwork?

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for a mortgage loan application when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process was a hundred times easier when they bought their home ten to twenty years ago. read more

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#Housing101: What is a mortgage?

Simply put, a mortgage is a loan people take out to buy a home. The loan is given to potential property owners by financial institutions such as banks or credit unions. - See more at: http://blog.hud.gov/index.php/2013/07/15/so-what-exactly-is-a-mortgage/#sthash.AjA0n6ri.dpuf read more

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace: 30-Year Rate Dips Below 4%

Filed under: News, Buying, Financing, Refinancing Zillow*The weekly mortgage rate chart illustrates the average 30-year fixed interest rate in six-hour intervals. By Camille Salama Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages dipped slightly this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 3.98 percent, down 5 basis points from this time last week. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate hovered around 4 percent for the majority of the week, before dropping slightly to the current rate on Tuesday morning. “Last week, rates hit 4-week lows after a weaker-than-expected gross domestic product report suggested some softness in the U.S. economy,” said Erin Lantz, vice president of mortgages at Zillow. “This week, we expect mortgage rates to remain fairly flat unless the jobs report, out Thursday rather than Friday this week, reveals an unexpectedly strong gain in the labor market.” Additionally, the 15-year fixed mortgage rate this morning was 2.98 percent, and for 5/1 ARMs, the rate was 2.77 percent. What are the interest rates right now? Check Zillow Mortgage Marketplace for mortgage rate trends and up-to-the-minute mortgage rates for your state. Permalink | Email this | Comments read more

Home Loan Program Just for Rural Households Saved by Farm Bill

The recent farm bill helps homeowners in rural areas who have a hard time finding home loans. read more

The #1 Reason You Should Sell Now

The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring. Putting your home on the market now instead of waiting for the increased competition of the spring might make a lot of sense. read more

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