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Neighborhood Features To Consider When Buying Or Selling A Home

The Neighborhood Features That Drag Down Your Home Value—Ranked When it comes to real estate clichés, “Location, location, location” has all other contenders (including “Not a drive-by!”; “Cash is king!”; “Is that your checkbook or are you just glad to see me?”; and “Worst house, best street”) beat by a mile. Not only has it been […]

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How to Give Your Grown Kid the Holiday Gift of Money Smarts

5 suggestions for presents with staying power Here are Santa Kerry’s five money-smart suggestions to consider: 1. Cash alternatives No one ever complains about receiving cash. This year, earmark it toward a savings plan. Three options I discussed in this Next Avenue column: buying U.S. savings bonds, funding a 529 college-plan account and putting money

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Canadian Investors Selling For Big Profits

Oh, Canadians, why are you buying fewer Phoenix homes? Canadian homebuyers are retreating from metro Phoenix. It’s “for sure.” The number of Valley houses purchased by people north of the U.S. border has fallen by half during the past year. And a growing number of Canadians who bought houses in the region during the past

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Housing Market is Good for Sellers and Getting Better for Buyers

Phoenix housing market, already good for sellers, getting better for buyers Phoenix’s housing market is shifting. “We’ve been talking for months about a growing sellers’ market, but it looks like now it’s starting to cool off just a little bit,” Tina Tamboer of the Cromford Report said. Tamboer said, while it’s still a strong sellers

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Mortgage game remains the same, but the rules have changed to favor the Homebuyers

The mortgage game might be the same, but the rules have changed to favor homebuyers instead of lenders. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is pinch-hitting for HUD. Its mission: to make sure another housing crisis, like the one from 2008, never happens again. One way to help achieve that goal is to make the

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