Month: August 2012

Questions Lenders Ask!

Mortgage applicants expect to be asked to prove their income, verify their employment and provide permission for their tax returns to be reviewed, but these days, lenders frequently demand more and more answers to questions that may seem out of bounds to borrowers. Questions…

Find the right contractor

Are you ready to tackle a mini or major home makeover? Whether you’re thinking about remodeling your bathroom or installing a new roof, a home improvement project can be a daunting task. But if you can find a reliable home contractor to lend a…

Bunkers for Sale!

A certain segment of the population likes to be prepared for the worst, and for many doomsday scenarios, decommissioned underground nuclear missile silos are the ultimate hideout. Despite this, there are government-constructed nuke-proof bunkers, some of the strongest structures made by man, that have…

Celebrity Real Estate

Celebrity Real Estate.

Celebrity Real Estate

Summer is heating up, and so is celebrity real estate. In the past couple of weeks, many luxury homes have been bought, sold and rented by the rich and famous. Here are a few A-listers who have recently made big moves on the housing…

Trade in your iphone…now!

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — If you’re looking to trade in your “old” iPhone for cash, there’s no better time than right now. Rumors are rampant that Apple (AAPL) will announce the iPhone 5 on September 12, with a release date soon after that. But…

Earthquakes and your house and your homeowner’s insurance!

Earthquakes, unexpected deductibles, and flooding are just a few of the costs your homeowners policy might not cover. But if you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t realize it. According to the MetLife Auto & Home Insurance Literacy Survey, many homeowners are clueless about…

APR and you

When shopping for home loans, borrowers are usually most concerned with the annual percentage rate (APR) offered by a mortgage lender, rather than simply the interest rate, since the APR is meant to provide a more complete picture of how much a loan will…

Homes: Fewer Features?

Times are tough in the home-building industry, meaning the 500,000 or so new single-family homes expected to be built this year are going to include more practical and value-conscious features and fewer wish-list items. Outdoor Kitchens & Outdoor Fireplaces Along with outdoor kitchens, outdoor…

Biggest Mistakes Homeowners Can Make

During the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the United States economy crumbled because of a problem with mortgage foreclosures. Borrowers all over the nation had trouble paying their mortgages. At the time, eight out of 10 borrowers were trying to refinance their mortgages. Even high-end homeowners…