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FHFA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Announce HARP Changes to Reach More Borrowers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency, with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, today announced a series of changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) in an effort to attract more eligible borrowers who can benefit from refinancing their home mortgage. HARP is unique in that it is the only refinance program that enables borrowers who owe more than their home is worth to take advantage of low interest rates and other refinancing benefits. Borrowers must have mortgages currently owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The new program eliminates certain fees for borrowers; removes the current 125 percent
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Five Tips For Selling Your Home in the Winter

Just your luck – you have to sell your home in winter, the slowest and dreariest sales season of all. But cheer up. You can use staging, the reduced competition and some seasonal opportunities to your advantage. But before you decide to put your home up for sale, you have to consider that with the winter months approaching, the need for Sugar Land Texas wildlife control is increasing with rats getting in homes and inspection will be required. How you are going to move all of your belonging to your new home once you’ve sold, according to HCC we’ve been
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Flathead Market Continues to Recover and is Gaining Momentum

In general, 2013 continued to improve from when the market bottomed at the end of 2011. The following is a list of some key points: 1. The employment picture continues to improve. Throughout most of 2013 the unemployment rate continued to decrease with a low in September of 5.9%. A key number that I look at is the actual number of people that are employed. In 2013 the average number of people employed was 40,182, which is up from 39,763 in 2012 and 38,750 in 2011. Even with that increase, it is still 3,911 short of the 44,093 that were
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Existing-Home Sales Rise Again in January

The uptrend in existing-home sales continues, with January sales rising for the third consecutive month with a pace that is now above year-ago levels, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Existing-home sales, including single-family, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops, increased 2.7% last month and are 5.3% above January 2010. This is the first time in seven months that sales activity was higher than a year earlier. The improvement is good but could be better, said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. “The uptrend in home sales is consistent with improvements in the economy and jobs, which are helping boost consumer confidence,”
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9 Interior Home Features That Buyers Most Crave

Home buyers are sizing up homes with a long list of preferences. The typical home shopper buys a home with three bedrooms a good living room with Recline Chairs and two full bathrooms, according to the National Association of REALTORS(R) 2013 Home Features Survey. Be very careful when installing most of these. The fact that they are so attractive and visually appealing means that installation is often a larger hassle and considerably more complicated, what is not complicated is installing chairs from sedie trasparenti they are one of the best chairs you can get to make the interior of your
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