Month: April 2009

Scams in a Sliding Economy

When times are bad, it seems there’s no shortage of scam artists around who try to make things worse. During Hurricane Katrina and the 2005 tsunami, scammers quickly jumped in to take advantage of people when they were desperately looking for help, and we are seeing the same thing happen in the current economic crisis.  In this financial environment, it…

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Saving To Buy A Home

For many people, buying their own home is still the American dream. Yet, it remains out of reach for a lot of people, even though  housing affordability in many areas of the country is as good as it’s ever been. But if you’re not prepared to buy a house, then the affordability of it all doesn’t mean a thing to…

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Chinese Drywall Concerns

At the top of the U.S. housing boom, building materials were in short supply, American construction companies used millions of pounds of Chinese-made drywall because it was abundant and well… cheap. Now that decision is haunting hundreds of homeowners and apartment residents who are concerned that the wallboard gives off fumes that can corrode copper pipes, blacken jewelry and silverware,…

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Real Estate Renegotiating- Tactics and Strategy

It is common for a buyer to return after both parties have taken part in the signing of the sales agreement claiming that he has found a defect and wants the price reduced. Another instance could be you want a cash deal but they want you to include a second mortgage within the financing. How do people shield themselves from…

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