Author Archives: HUS

The Next Version of Websites – Virtual Reality Used To Sell Real Vacations, Real Estate

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They are calling it the next version of websites – virtual reality. If they are right, you will be buying everything from vacations to real estate virtually. Dan Riordan has a lot to smile about these days. “We’ve already written ...

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Feds Launch New Gee-Whiz Mortgage Data Aggregation Site

Mortgage Data Aggregation

Don’t look now, but the federal government seems to have developed a website that actually works! The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – the federal watchdog agency created under the Dodd-Frank financial reforms of 2010, has created a site that aggregates mortgage ...

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Home Equity and Home Prices Continue Slow Climb

Home Prices are Headed Upward

The falling temperature of the chilling winter months doesn’t seem to have lowered home prices. In the fourth quarter, prices for single-family homes increased in 73 percent of American cities, a sign that we are still on track for recovery. But, ...

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Falling Mortgage Rates, South Florida’s Struggling Market & Other News

Delinquent Mortgages Still High

Delinquent Mortgages Still High in South Florida After getting badly battered by the housing downturn, things seem to finally be on the mend for the South Florida housing market. But, despite the baby steps toward improvement, the market still holds the ...

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Decorating Your Child’s Playroom

Decorating Your Child’s Playroom

Whether you have one child or more, if you’re fortunate to have adequate space, a dedicated playroom can be a fantastic addition to your home. This room can be included in a finished basement or an unused bedroom. Or it ...

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How Much Are Transaction Fees on a Real Estate Sale?

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Many consumers believe that real estate transaction costs are simply the 5 percent to 6 percent of the sales price that the real estate agent earns as commission. But the real costs of selling property are much higher — especially when ...

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Florida homeowners win US$2.5m over ‘foreclosure and mortgage abuses’

Florida homeowners

More than 1,700 property owners receive almost $US1,500 from award under the National Mortgage Settlement for ‘unacceptable practices’ More than 1,700 owners of foreclosed property in Florida, United States, are to receive US$1,480 over unacceptable mortgage practices. The claims, which ...

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Homeowners are leaving billions of dollars on the table

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Millions of Americans are walking away from billions of dollars in savings every year. How? By not refinancing. While the refinance fad has faded since interest rates began rising this fall, millions of Americans still stand to benefit from a ...

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Home Staging Challenges: The Garage and Backyard

Home Staging Challenges

The trick to getting your home sold quickly is to make it appealing to as many people as possible. To that end, one of the tips home sellers most often hear is the importance of curb appeal – making the ...

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Pending Home Sales Plunge in December

Foreclosures Still Weighing on Market

Foreclosures Still Weighing on Market The chilling month of  December drove pending home sales to its lowest depths since October 2011. Winters are always slow for the housing industry. With temperatures dipping to decade-low levels in some parts of the ...

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