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Jul 26

Five Tips To Protect Your Home From Burglars When You Are Away

Any family would feel violated after coming home to a ransacked house. Burglars look for specific things when choosing a home to break into, and many homeowners are unknowingly inviting criminals through the front door. Below are five ways you can avoid drawing the eyes of thieves and deter your home from becoming a target. …

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Jul 25

Home Builder Confidence Rises To Highest Level Since January 2006

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) / Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) rose in July. Home builder confidence in the market for newly constructed single-family homes rose six points to a reading of 57. NAHB reports that this was the third consecutive rise in the HMI and its highest reading since January 2006. …

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Jul 24

Three Common Home Financing Problems And How To Avoid Them

Getting the best mortgage financing for your new home can sometimes be a complicated process and, unfortunately, things can go wrong. Using a licensed and trusted mortgage loan specialist can help alleviate many of these challenges. There are certain mistakes that many homebuyers make when applying for their mortgages that can seriously damage their chances …

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Jul 23

What Are the Hot Home Decor Trends for 2013?

Just like fashion designs and hair styles, home decor trends are constantly changing and evolving. Each new season brings a new must-have feature for your home. In order to keep your home looking fresh and chic, what are the hot trends for 2013 that you can incorporate into your decor? Here are a few ideas: …

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Jul 22

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 22, 2013

Last week’s economic news was a mixed bag with retail sales and housing starts coming in lower than expected, but home builder confidence in housing markets increased. Weekly jobless claims fell, and Fed Chair Ben Bernanke testified before the Senate, saying that falling gold prices were an indication of increasing confidence in the economy, but …

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Jul 19

Can That Killer Home Theater Add Value To Your Home?

Many home owners dream of having a home theater – an entire room of the home dedicated to enjoying television and film. These rooms are usually equipped with a large flat screen television or projector, comfortable seats, mood lighting and perhaps even a bar or a snack fridge. They are very comfortable and the perfect …

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Jul 18

FOMC Minutes Reveal Fed May Curb Economic Support Program Before Year End

FOMC Minutes Suggest QE Tapering by Year-End The minutes for June’s meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) suggest that committee members are mostly in agreement that the current quantitative easing program (QE) should begin winding down by year end, but the committee minutes are very clear concerning the committee’s intention to monitor inflation …

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Jul 17

Is It Possible That Your Gender May Influence Your Home Mortgage Approval?

If you are applying for a joint mortgage on your property with your spouse or partner, the name that goes first could have more of an impact than you might think. A 2010 study by the Woodstock Institute showed that mortgage lenders were inclined to show favoritism when men were the lead borrowers on joint …

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Jul 16

The Best And Worst Times Of The Year To Sell Your Home

Does the time of year when you put your home on the market affect how well it will sell? What about the final sales price? According to many studies in housing trends, the answer is yes. The time of year when you sell your home can have an effect on how many people are interested …

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Jul 15

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 15, 2013

The Fed’s release of the minutes for the June FOMC meeting was the most noteworthy economic event last week; the minutes repeated the Fed’s recent statement concerning the wind-down of its current monetary easing policy. The minutes indicated that about half of meeting participants wanted to end the quantitative easing (QE) policy by year end, …

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