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(Today) "Passive Income Secret" Training Class

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2014: A Difficult Year to Get a Mortgage?

In the past, mortgages have been relatively easy to obtain, but it ended up causing financial ruin for many people. Chances are these homeowners didn’t plan to default and lose their homes but it happened. Some situations were just naivety on the part of the buyer who thought if they were approved, they could afford […]

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Help Homeowners Avoid The Loan Modification Trap [InfoGraphic]

  Most loan modification programs focus on making payments affordable for the short term instead of reducing the borrower’s principal to eliminate the burden of negative equity (when what is owed on the house is more than its value). What is a Loan Modification? According to HUD, a loan modification "is a permanent change in […]

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The Potential Impact Of The Fiscal Cliff On Real Estate

    With the end of 2012 approaching, negotiations regarding the so-called "fiscal cliff" have intensified in Washington. The fiscal cliff represents a series of spending cuts and closed tax loopholes that would save the government a significant amount of money each year, dramatically reducing the deficit over time and promoting a balanced budget for […]

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Morality an Issue for Defaulting Boomers

For the aging baby boomer population, the decision to strategically default on their homes is one that is steeped in morality. As baby boomers face retirement, those who are struggling with their mortgages are pondering a difficult decision – whether to walk away from their homes before their financial reserves are completely depleted. According to a […]

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Short Sales On The Rise Again

Great news for real estate investors who focus on short sales – they are on the rise again. Banks are turning to short sales more and more so they can get around the long process of seizing, maintaining and then trying to sell homes through foreclosure. The pace of new foreclosures has slowed slightly, but […]

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Government Considers Eminent Domain for Foreclosures

There is another great housing foreclosure debate raging in governments – this time over the issue of eminent domain. Some local governments are throwing around the idea of condemning mortgages through eminent domain. It would work like this – a town or county “would seek court approval to pay a ‘fair market’ value to a […]

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Mortgage Rates Rise For First Time in 3 Months

While mortgage closing costs are on the decline, actual mortgage rates are on the increase. For the first time in over three months, the rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage rose to 3.55%, up from last week’s 3.49%. These are the lowest rates since the 1950’s, when long-term mortgages were first introduced. These historic low […]

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Pending Expiration Fuels Strategic Defaults

The current Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is set to expire on December 31 of this year. While there is a bill in the House that would extend it to 2015, homeowners are getting twitchy. So much so, in fact, that according to YouWalkAway.com, a foreclosure prevention agency, conducted a survey of borrowers and […]

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Foreclosed But Back to Homeownership

More and more, Americans aren’t letting a foreclosure, bankruptcy or short sale prevent them from becoming homeowners again, and quickly. In year’s past, the only option seemed to be renting. But today, as rental prices are on the rise, they want to take advantage of low home prices. So where is the help coming from […]

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