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How Cheaper Oil Affects Mortgage Rates

How Cheaper Oil Affects Mortgage Rates | Real Estate | Scoop.it
Falling prices indirectly help lower the cost of borrowing.
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Fannie-Freddie 3% Down Loan Seen as Helping Too Few

Mel Watt’s decision to back mortgages with a 3 percent down payment promises to have the same effect on homeownership as his negotiations with lenders.
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HUD, Salvation Army settle pregnancy discrimination suit

HUD, Salvation Army settle pregnancy discrimination suit | Real Estate | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday that the Salvation Army will pay $48,000 to four women as part of a conciliation agreement resolving allegations that the international charitable organization wrongfully evicted them from its Turning Point transitional housing center in Washington, D.C., because they became pregnant.
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10 Tips to For a Stress-Free Summer Move

10 Tips to For a Stress-Free Summer Move | Real Estate | Scoop.it
The summer months are full of household moves! If just the thought of moving sends your stress levels through the roof, look no further. Here are 10 great tips to help minimize the stress of your summer move! Plan In Advance Schedule a move as much in advance as you can. This gives you time to get estimates from multiple movers. Having ampl ...
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Occupying Empty Houses and Airwaves to Fight Foreclosures in Boston

Occupying Empty Houses and Airwaves to Fight Foreclosures in Boston | Real Estate | Scoop.it

To alert people about the events on Norwell Street, radios tuned to 106.1 FM were hung around the neighborhood. Photo by John Hulsey, 2014. It has become an all-too-familiar American story.


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5 Ways to Get Things Off Your Credit Report - Credit.com

5 Ways to Get Things Off Your Credit Report - Credit.com | Real Estate | Scoop.it
Credit report negative information can hurt your scores, and that can cost you money. But there are sometimes ways to get that black mark off your record.
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Will a Home Stager Help You Sell Your House?

Not exactly a decorator, not exactly a real estate agent, a home stager might be exactly what you need.
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In certain situations staging is exactly what is needed. You should ask your real estate agent if it is right for you.

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Thousands of people can now buy back the homes they lost to foreclosure

Thousands of people can now buy back the homes they lost to foreclosure | Real Estate | Scoop.it
Fannie and Freddie now allows people who lost their homes to foreclosure to buy back their properties, switching a long-held policy that banned such arrangements.
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This is Huge!

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Mortgage applications continue to slide, down 2.6%

Mortgage applications continue to slide, down 2.6% | Real Estate | Scoop.it
Mortgage applications dropped again this week, falling 2.6% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending October 31, 2014.
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Should you Keep a Mortgage on Rental Properties for Tax Deductions? - Invest Four More

Should you Keep a Mortgage on Rental Properties for Tax Deductions? - Invest Four More | Real Estate | Scoop.it
Mortgages are a great way to increase returns on rental properties, but it does not make sense to keep a mortgage just for the tax deductions
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Pending home sales surge - MSN Real Estate

Pending home sales surge - MSN Real Estate | Real Estate | Scoop.it
Contracts to buy homes increased 6.1 percent in May from April but are down year to year.
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