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Archive | April, 2012

Further Proof the Real Estate Market Is Coming Back




Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Pending Sales Report which showed that contracted sales were 12.8% higher than the same month last year and higher than any time since sales were impacted by the Homebuyers’ Credit back in April of 2010. The index stood at 101.4 which represents a level that is “historically healthy” (see methodology below).

Here is a graph showing pending sales over the last twelve months:

METHODOLOGY (as per NAR)

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Proper Planning for Your Mortgage Application




With good preparation, most things are easier. That works in mortgages too! Today, I want to give you some ideas that can make your mortgage experience less painful.

Income Items:

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Foreclosures: What About the Children (Part 2)




Yesterday, we reported on the adverse impact foreclosures have had and will continue to have on the children of this country. Today, we want to talk about how parents can soften the effect.

If you can't keep your house, you must decide how to leave and determine the impact of your decision on your children.

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Foreclosures: What About the Children? (Part 1)




We were recently troubled by the findings of a research paper authored by Julia Isaacs of the Brookings Institute for the organization First Focus which was titled The Ongoing Impact of Foreclosures on Children. In the report, Ms. Isaacs quantified the number of children that have been impacted:

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