Monthly Archives: November 2013

REFINANCING: Why Mel Watts Heading Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Will Push HARP 3.0 To The Forefront

Waiting for HARP 3 to pass Congress? Your wait may be just about over. Within days or weeks, congressional representative Mel Watts is expected to be confirmed as the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The controls

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8 Ways to Decorate With Love and Meaning

Surround yourself with happy memories, inspiring messages and delightful drawings for a home that brings joy every day Instantly make your home feel more personal and inspired by decorating your walls with reminders of the places and people you love.

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Holiday Party Prep: Ready Your Space

Spruce up and stock up now so stress doesn’t get you down on the big day Planning a party or hosting overnight guests this holiday season? The preparation can be a lot to tackle all at once. That’s why we’re

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What You Need to Know About Mortgage Debt Forgiveness

What is the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007? Initiated by President Bush, this Act was a tax break that saved struggling homeowners from paying thousands of dollars to the IRS. Namely, qualifying borrowers (generally struggling homeowners) in certain

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IRS Tip : This Simple Trick Will Boost The Size Of Your 2013 Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

Looking for a way to reduce your federal tax liability? Consider making your January 2014 mortgage payment a few days early. Homeowners who send their January 2014 mortgage payment before New Year’s Day may benefit from a bigger mortgage interest

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2013 Home Buyer and Home Seller Trends Report

By Tara Steele of AGBeat.com Tight credit lingers, impacts home buyers NAR Chief Economist, Dr. Lawrence Yun said, “Single home buyers have been suppressed for the past three years by restrictive mortgage lending standards, which favor dual-income households who are

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