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Underwater Mortgage Debt and Your Home

ADDED January 31, 2013 0 COMMENTS
Questions about your home?

Beginning March 1st, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin the process of allowing some home owners to cancel their underwater mortgage debt using a deed in lieu foreclosure alternative. If you are wondering how and if this applies to your home, read on. If you have needed to move for job relocation, status changes,…Read More »

Tax Credit Extensions Could Affect Your Home

ADDED January 8, 2013 0 COMMENTS
Energy-wise Tax Credits for your home

If you thought you no longer qualified for tax savings on improvements done in 2011 or 2012, you’ve had a reprieve. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended residential energy tax credits for existing energy efficient homes retroactively, meaning that certain improvements made on your home since the former expiration date of 2011 now…Read More »

Short Sale Relief Continues for Your Home

ADDED January 2, 2013 0 COMMENTS
short sales and your home

If you have been considering a short sale for your home, you’ll be excited to know that the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 was extended through the end of 2013. The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act extends mortgage cancellation relief for home owners and sellers through disallowing taxes on the portion of their…Read More »

Surviving Disaster in Your Home with a Generator

ADDED December 18, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Generator for your home (image from cpsc.gov)

A quick look over the last few years has more than a few homeowners concerned about natural disasters and power outages. With cold weather quickly approaching (and some predicting an impending end to the world), it is important to take steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your home, in any situation. One…Read More »

2013 and Your Home – What Lies Ahead

ADDED December 13, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Freddie Mac predictions and your home

Have you been wondering what changes and developments in the 2013 housing market will mean for your home? If so, you’re not alone. A series of  predictions  published on December 10, 2012 by Frank Nothaft, Vice President and Chief Economist of Freddie Mac may provide some clarity. Review the bullet points below or watch the…Read More »

Survey Says Have Confidence in Your Home

ADDED December 11, 2012 0 COMMENTS
Fannie Mae reports good time to buy your home

Headlines about the fiscal cliff may lead you to think that housing transactions are tapering off, yet according to the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey for November, that simply is not the case. In fact, Americans are displaying more confidence in the housing market and economy than previously shown, which is good news for your…Read More »