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$8,000 First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit
Details of the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers from the 2009 stimulus package
203k FHA Loan FAQ
Questions and answers about the FHA 203K loan program that allows you to purchase fixer upper properties.
5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Association Manager
It i almost always better to resolve differences with frank communication between people of good faith. But that doesnt always
6 Tips To Sell Your Home in a Down Market
Six great tips on selling your home in a down market
A Guide for First Time Homebuyers
Describes the 6 step process for the first-time homebuyer
Avoiding Foreclosure Rescue Scams
These fraudulent foreclosure rescue companies offer vague promises, but will actually lie and cheat to get your business.
Do You Need an Attorney if You Are Buying or Selling a Home?
Paying an attorney for a couple of visits before all of the paperwork is signed may be worth the expense.
Do You Qualify for an FHA Loan?
What is an FHA loan, and who qualifies for one?
Does Mortgage Aid Hurt Your Credit Score?
Homeowners seeking mortgage help through loan modification programs may face another issue—lower credit scores.
Eco-Friendly Home Flooring Options
Flooring for your home now comes in many options that are both beautiful and environmentally responsible.
FAQs About Buying HUD Homes
Answers to common questions about buying HUD homes
FHA 203K Loan
The FHA 203K loan program was designed to facilitate the purchase of homes that are in a state of disrepair.Sometimes know as...
FHA Home Loan Financing and Benefits
FHA home mortages have many advantages from lower downpayments to stronger protections.
FHA Home for Sale - How to Buy a HUD Home
Almost anyone can buy a FHA foreclosed home, offered by HUD, and usually get a good bargain.
FHA Loan Requirements Are Changing
FHA reform is changing the rules for securing an FHA-insured mortgage loan, but FHA loans still provide the best opportunity...
FHA Mortgage Insurance
Buying a home with an FHA Loan? Putting less than twenty percent down? You'll need FHA mortgage insurance.
FHA Refinance Loan Options and Guidelines
FHA refinance loan programs are available to those who have a current fha loan and those that don't.
FHA Streamline Refinance
The FHA streamline refiance program makes it easy and quick to refinance your home and lower your monthly mortgage payments.
FHA Streamline Refinance FAQ
This faq answers your questions on the FHA Streamline Refinance program. Requirements to qualify and how to find a lender.
Features of Reverse Mortgage Loans
Unlike the typical home loan, the amount you owe on a reverse mortgage grows over time.
First Time Home Buyer Financial Assistance
A description of the unique financing opportunities only available to first time home buyers.
For Sale By Owner: How To Sell Your Own Home
Learn how to go through the “for sale by owner” process—it’s not as hard as you may think.
Funds for Handyman-Specials and Fixer-Uppers
How to get funds for handyman-specials and fixer-uppers through HUD's 203(k) program.
HAFA provides new short sale and deed-in-lieu options
The HAFA program provides financial incentives and provides options for short sale or deed-in-lieu.
HUD Manufactured Home Fact Sheet
Manufactured Homes Owner Information from HUD
How Can I Afford A Fixer-Upper?
Using a HUD 203 (k) loan to purchase a house needing repairs.
How Landlords Can Use Credit Scoring to Make Rental Decisions
Ways in which FICO credit scores can help landlords choose renters.
How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?
Reasonable planning to successfully afford a suburban house, urban condo, or rural ranch.
How To Avoid Foreclosure
HUD Guide on how to avoid foreclosure.
How To Buy A Short Sale Property
You’ll need time and the right temperament to purchase a short sale property, but you could save thousands if you do
How To Challenge Your Property Assessment
See ho you can appeal the assessed value of your home which may help lower your taxes.
How To Choose A Contractor
Tips on choosing a contractor and things to watch out for.
How To Save On Closing Costs
Many are shocked when they learn how much they owe to close on their mortgage. But there are ways to save before you sign on th
Is Your Real Estate Agent Working for You?
The real estate agent that you think is working for your best interests might be working for someone else's.
Loan Modification: Is it Right For You?
What is loan modification? How is it different than refinancing a mortgage and what does it take to qualify.
Lower Your FHA Loan Payments
If you have an FHA loan, a new loan modification program can help you lower your monthly payments.
Obama Loan Modification Plan Explained
Details of the loan modification plan that reduces your mortgage payments and allows you stay in your home.
Obama Mortgage Rescue Plan FAQ
Details on the Obama Mortgage Refinance and Loan Modifcation Plan-Who qualifies and how to get it.
Owner Financing: How To Reduce Your Risk
Offering owner financing for the sale of your home can be a scary proposition, but there are ways to reduce your risk
Pros And Cons Of Owner Financing
advantages and disadvantages of an owner-financing arrangement for both the home seller and potential buyer.
Protect Your Home's Value From The Foreclosure Next Door
Here are four things you can do to help prevent your neighbor’s foreclosure from hurting your home
Reverse mortgage: the pros and cons
Learn what you should take into consideration before taking out a reverse mortgage.
Rural Single Family Home Loans
Section 502 loans can help low-income families purchase homes in rural areas.
Selecting a Home Improvement Contractor
How to choose and deal with a contractor when doing home improvements-how to avoid fraud.
Selling Your Home? Try These Creative Strategies
Here are five creative strategies to help your home go from “for sale” to “sold.”
Should You Consider Owner Financing?
How to determine if owner financing is for you.
Should you refinance your home mortgage?
Learn if you qualify to refinance your home loan, and whether or not refinancing might benefit you.
Staging Your Home For Sale: Room By Room
Learn how to stage each room of your home to show off its best features and create an environment where buyers can see themselve
Staging Your Home For Sale: Top Five Tips
Learn the top five things to do when staging your home for sale.
Tips On Buying a Home
Helpful tips and links on buying a home.
What Is A Deed-In-Lieu?
If you are at the point of being willing to give up your home, but want to avoid foreclosure read this article
What Is A Short Sale?
In a short sale, the owner of a home and their mortgage lender agree to sell the home at a discounted price.
What are the FHA Loan Requirements?
The FHA makes it easy to secure a home loan. The FHA Loan Requirements are described in detail in this article.
What is Foreclosure?
If you are facing the possibility of foreclosure, there are two important questions that you need to ask yourself.
What is a Reverse Mortgage?
A reverse mortgage is a loan that allows you to convert some of the equity in your home into cash.
Why Is My Basement Damp?
Causes and solutions for damp basements
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