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First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Rules

First-Time & Repeat Home Buyer Tax Credit – Rules and Limits

If you were one of the millions of people who became a homeowner between 2008 and 2010, whether it was your first time or...
Experience During House Bust

My Friend’s Experience With Buying A House During The Housing Bust

Recently, I asked my friend who recently bought a house just outside of Atlanta, to share her experience with buying a house as a...
Home Cash Equity Value Money Investment

5 Ways to Pull Equity From Your Home: HELOCs, Loans, Refinancing...

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, pundits loved to gripe about "homeowners using their homes as ATMs." Sure, just because you can take out...
Improve Financial Situation

When Should You Sell Your Home To Improve Your Financial Situation?

Owning a home can be a great blessing, but it can also be a great burden. There are many advantages to owning a home...
Congress Approves Bail Out

Congress Approves Bail Out For Homeowners, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac

Here is the article from the AP, via Yahoo Finance about the House sailing through a bill to bail out homeowners and the Fannie...
Reverse The Debt Cycle

How To Reverse The Debt Cycle

What is the debt cycle? The process of spending more money than you make on a consistent basis that forces you to borrow money...
Great Time Foreclosure

Is Now a Great Time to Buy a Foreclosure?

In this current market, I believe that buying a foreclosure can be a great way to buy real estate at below market rate.  In...
Make Low Ball Offer

Is It Wrong To Make A Low Ball Offer?

The real estate market is down. We all know that. Since real estate agents have been dying to make a sale, they're now pitching...
Use Cmps Home Mortgage Loan

How to Use a CMPS to Get a Better Home Mortgage...

Prospective homeowners today have many options when it comes to getting a home loan. Banks, credit unions, mortgage brokers, and many financial planners now...
Housing Market Cools People

Housing Market Cools, More People Will Look To Buying Foreclosures

Now that the housing market is starting to shift back to a buyer's market and with the rising popularity of 1-year adjustable rate mortgages,...
Keys House Keychain Real Estate Purchasing Renting Home

8 Things to Consider Before Investing in Turnkey Real Estate Properties

Fixer-uppers aren't for everyone. Sure, some real estate investors create equity by renovating properties. But hiring, managing, and negotiating with contractors comes with its own headaches. And...
Citi Announces Plan For Homeowner Assistance

Citi Announces Plan For Homeowner Assistance to Avoid Foreclosure

For those of you who own a house with a Citi mortgage, you might be interested in this announcement made by Citi Group to...