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How to Negotiate & Lower Your Apartment Rent Payments

How to Negotiate & Lower Your Apartment Rent Payments by rentalrewards.com.au

Paying rent can become troublesome if you are not doing well financially, or if you have to make payments without missing on. However, there are plenty of ways you can go about efficiently lowering your rent, but, you should not ...

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Things to know when buying home for the first time

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Buying a home for the first time is one of the biggest purchases you are going to make in your life.  It can be a challenging task, and choosing the first one that seems to have a nice price tag ...

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How a Home Insurance Claim Can Spike Your Premiums?

There was a time when people would become homeowners towards the fag end of their professional life. Not anymore. Things have changed drastically over the last couple of decades or so and we’ve many homeowners who’re not even out of ...

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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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US Real Estate Market See Unsettling Trends in 2014

National Housing Values, Real Estate Market

National Housing Values in United States ended 2013 with such an outstanding note, up 6.4% in the fourth quarter, according to the recent newsletter published from Zillow. The US House Value Store Index rise at $ 169,100 as of the ...

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Raise These 5 Questions before Hiring a Real Estate Lawyer

Hiring a Real Estate Lawyer

Transactions involving huge amounts of money or those which are financially or legally complex in nature generally require the services of a professional. Real estate purchase is one such scenario, especially “Home Buying” which at times can be quite a ...

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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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New ‘Ability to Pay’ and ‘Qualified Mortgage’ Rules Take Effect

Qualified Mortgage

It may be a little bit tougher now for more marginal borrowers to qualify for home mortgages than it was just a few weeks ago. That’s because a series of new rules became effective on Jan. 10 that require lenders ...

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Mortgage Rates, Home Sales and Prices on the Rise

Increasing Home Sales and Mortgage Rates

Existing Home Sales Climb Sales of previously occupied homes climbed in December, making 2013 the best year of the housing market since 2006. That despite the gradual rise in mortgage rates last year. According to the National Association of Realtors®, ...

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Back to Basics: What Property Expenses are Deductible?

What Property Expenses are Deductible

This week, I wanted to take a closer look at real estate tax questions that begin with the phrase, “Can I deduct,” and then mention the cost of fixing or upgrading something in the house. Sometimes the writer mentions that ...

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