Monthly Archives: March 2014

Which Upgrades Are Worth It to Help You Sell Your House?


Is it finally time to sell your house? That’s the question on homeowners’ minds as house prices just posted their largest annual gain since 2005. Congrats to those no longer "underwater" on their mortgages, even as interest rates remain tantalizingly … Continue reading

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Q: Should I Always Get a Permit before Making Home Improvements?


A: To save both time and money, some people avoid getting building permits. But most cities require them. Besides ensuring safety during construction – housing inspectors sometimes stop by to check on the progress of projects at key points – … Continue reading

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Delinquency and Foreclosure Rates Decline to Lowest Level in Six Years


The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 6.39 percent of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013, the lowest level since the first quarter of … Continue reading

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