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Sir Mervyn King says George Osborne's plan to help housebuyers 'could cause another crash'
Sir Mervyn King has sounded the alarm over the Chancellor's home-buying plan, suggesting it could trigger a US-style economic crash.
Sun May 19, 2013
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Sa'ar Signs 'Double Tax' Bill on Empty Apartments
Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar on Sunday authorized the collection of a double portion of real estate tax on homes and apartments that are unoccupied.
The Miami Herald
Buyers shoot first, ask questions later
The search has turned into something of an odyssey for the couple, both 32-year-old attorneys who are looking to move from their Brickell high-rise condominium to a single-family home with plans to start a family.
Open Houses in Ferndale This Weekend
Are you interested in buying a home in Ferndale? Or maybe you just want to know what's out there? Here's a look at this weekend's open houses.
Sat May 18, 2013
US News & World Report
10 Easy Ways to Save for a Down Payment
The down payment is often the toughest hurdle to clear when buying a home. Whether you're opting for a Federal Housing Administration mortgage loan with just 3.5 percent down, or shooting for a conventional loan with 20 percent down, saving for a down payment on your first home can take years.
Fri May 17, 2013
Perry Wellington Realty "Stages of Buying a House" 5.17.13
Perry Wellington Realty is a full service real estate brokerage based in Hollidaysburg with offices around the region.
Lake Elsinore Valley News
Manage good debt and bad debt to improve your credit score
Before the Great Recession of 2008 overturned many long-held financial beliefs, it wasn't uncommon for people to differentiate between "good debt" and "bad debt." The thinking was that certain kinds of debt were worth taking on because you come out ahead in the long run.
Renting vs. buying a home in Nashville: Zillow does the math
How long do you need to live in a home in Nashville for it to make more financial sense to buy instead of rent? According to an analysis by Zillow, 2.7 years.
Looking to by a Home? Check out the BMO Harris Home Buying Expo Next Week
As many of you know, buying a home isn't the easiest task, but there's an expo next week designed to help you with that process.
Open Houses in Birmingham This Weekend
Are you interested in buying a home in Birmingham? Or maybe you just want to know what's out there? Here's a look at this weekend's open houses.
CA may put veteran mortgage money toward other vet services
A state program designed to help California veterans buy homes granted only 83 loans last year, despite its funding of more than $1 billion.
Thu May 16, 2013
In response to my Tuesday column on buying foreclosed homes from Fannie and Freddie, Andrew S. asks, "Do these sales give the same types of protections for buyers , like the ability to cancel a sale after the inspection, or reading the disclosure statement?" Freddie Mac spokesman Brad German replies, "Absolutely. Our brokers are required to comply ... (more)
US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.51 pct.
Cheaper mortgages have helped the economy by spurring more home-buying and refinancing.
Globe and Mail
Renting versus owning: A rich debate
The buy-versus-rent assignment given to the McMaster students is all about teaching them to produce the sort of unbiased financial analysis used in the corporate world.
Wed May 15, 2013
Silicon Alley Insider
The Lazy Man's Guide To Saving For Retirement
Everyone knows you're supposed to save money for retirement. So how come, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, over half of retirees admit they have less than $25,000 in savings? It's hard to save money, especially if you're raising a family on anything less than the median household income, which according to the U.S. Census ... (more)
Sold: Four Homes Sold Locally Over the Past Week
Looking to buy a home in Tewksbury or Wilmington and want to compare prices? Or, maybe you're just curious how much that home next door went for? Every Wednesday we offer a listing of homes recently sold.
The Motley Fool
Three Housing Plays to Hold Forever
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5 Things Too Many of Us Don't Know About Credit Scores
Almost half of Americans don't know their own credit score , which in the eyes of consumer advocates is roughly akin to not knowing your own Social Security number or cellphone number.
CoreLogic: Real estate recovery is locally driven
Residential investment and rising home prices are definitely a current trend, but how much investing and home buying occurs is highly contingent on the dynamics of the local economy, CoreLogic said in its latest MarketPulse Report.
Tue May 14, 2013
Nu Wire Investor
First-Time Homebuyers Prioritize Differently
When answering the question of what homebuyers are looking for in the ideal home purchase, a new survey shows that first-time buyers have different priorities than average buyers.