Month: February 2011

Buyers of Bank Owned Homes Got Substantial Price Discounts

Home buyers throughout the nation got significant price discounts when they bought bank owned homes in 2010, based on a report from RealtyTrac. Banks sold their real estate owned homes at an average discount of 36.3 percent in 2010, higher than the 33-percent average discount they gave in 2009. The discount rates were based on the average prices of non-foreclosure…

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Things to Do When Choosing a Mover for Your Interstate Move

Moving from one state to another always demands extra energy from those who are making the move, but you can have a smooth and hassle-free move from one state to another if you research and plan your move months before the day of moving. An interstate move is covered by regulations implemented by the U.S.  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration…

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Investors Snap Up Short Sale Homes, Bank Owned Homes

Investors are snapping up cheap homes, which are typically short sale homes and bank owned homes. As home prices continue to tumble down, investors grab these distressed homes for sale in the near future when the housing sector recovers. The percentage of short sales and bank owned sales nationwide has increased in January, according to the HousingPulse survey of Campbell/Inside…

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Record Sales of Tampa Homes Helped Push Up Home Sales Nationwide

Double-digit increases in sales of Tampa homes in January helped push up U.S. home sales during the month, based on the National Housing Report released by ReMax. Home sales in Tampa shot up by 21.8 percent in January compared to total sales during the same month last year. Among the six cities hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis that experienced…

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Home Loans from Top-Ranking SunTrust Mortgage

If you’re looking for home loans, check out the different mortgage products offered by SunTrust Mortgage. This mortgage lender was chosen by more than 4,500 homeowners surveyed by J.D. Power as among the top mortgage lenders in 2010. Click here to apply for a loan today. The respondents rated lenders based on how they evaluate and approve mortgage applications and…

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Affordable Homes — Still Key Part of Obama’s Mortgage Reform Plan

Opportunities for families to buy affordable homes or rent affordable rental housing are still among the top goals of President Barack Obama’s mortgage reform plan. The Obama administration wants to correct the flaws of the mortgage market in order to: strengthen consumer protection increase transparency for mortgage investors improve mortgage underwriting standards support the provision of sustainable mortgage products step…

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Buy a Home — Home Ownership Matters

There are at least 9 reasons why Americans should buy a home and why home ownership matters, according to the National Association of Realtors. It’s for these reasons that NAR has embarked on a nationwide campaign to encourage people to make the decision to buy a home or to start preparing for a home purchase. The 9 major reasons identified…

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Selling Your Home? Focus on Three Factors

On the Internet, you can find thousands of tips to sell your home fast. And most of them are helpful. But, actually, if you gather and group these tips, they all come down to only three factors: Price Staging Listing agent Home Price Price is the most important factor for you and the prospective buyer. Price your home very high,…

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Some People with Seasonal Affective Disorders Move to Florida

If you visit forums where people with seasonal affective disorders and other forms of depression get in touch and support each other, you’ll see that a number of them are considering plans to move to Florida. They’re encouraged by testimonies from some people with SAD that they’re feeling better in Florida, where there are lots of sunshine and where the…

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Great Weather in Tampa, Florida Allows Year-Round Outdoor Activities

While most other states are still reeling from the Groundhog Storm that hit early this month and from more snowstorms predicted to hit this winter, Florida is going on comfortably with its great weather. Much of Florida is humid subtropical – with the rainy season running from June through September and with dry season running from October to May. This…

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Move from the Cold Winters to Warm Homes in Sunny Florida

More cold winters are coming, according to weather forecaster AccuWeather.com. It says that the next winter could be much colder than this year’s winter and that three or four of the next five winters could be as cold as this winter, which is most likely to become the coldest for the U.S. since the 1980s. The cold could stay for…

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