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The Housing Market's Health Depends on… Pickup Trucks?

With all of the experts, surveys, and research being conducted on America's housing market on a daily basis, you may think you've read everything you need to know about the current state of the market. But if you haven't read the latest statistics on pickup trucks, you're missing out on a key piece of America's housing recovery...

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Phoenix's Housing Market -- 2014 is Very Different from 2013

It wasn't THAT long ago that Phoenix was a housing investor's idea of paradise. Over the last two...

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The Top 4 Biggest Housing Predictions of 2014

We're only a month into the New Year, but economists have already started analyzing housing market data...

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The Top 10 Easiest Ways to Decorate Your New Home

You’ve gone through the process of buying a new home, and while that's exciting enough in its own...

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    The Housing Market's Health Depends on… Pickup Trucks?

    With all of the experts, surveys, and research being conducted on America's housing market on a daily...

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    Phoenix's Housing Market -- 2014 is Very Different from 2013

    It wasn't THAT long ago that Phoenix was a housing investor's idea of paradise. Over the last two...

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    The Top 4 Biggest Housing Predictions of 2014

    We're only a month into the New Year, but economists have already started analyzing housing market data...

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    The Top 10 Easiest Ways to Decorate Your New Home

    You’ve gone through the process of buying a new home, and while that's exciting enough in its own...

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    The Top 5 Tips for Buying a Home in a Retirement Community

    As more and more of the Baby Boomers reach retirement age, they're creating a different kind of boom in...

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    San Antonio Housing Market Seeing Boom-Like Numbers

    Few housing markets across the country are as hot as San Antonio is right now. In fact, this market is...

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    Phoenix's Housing Market -- 2014 is Very Different from 2013

    It wasn't THAT long ago that Phoenix was a housing investor's idea of paradise. Over the last two...

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    What Do Buyers Think of Today's Housing Market?

    Home prices across the country continue to increase, but they are no longer skyrocketing like they were just...

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    Does Austin Have a Secret Housing Market?

    The Austin, Texas, housing market is one of the hottest in the country, with many homes here selling within...

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    Will It Take Another 4 Years for the Housing Market to Recover?

    We're only three months into 2014, and yet economists are already thinking about 2018! That's because...

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    The Top 5 Tips for Selling a Home You Inherited

    Selling a home can be difficult enough, but selling a home you’ve inherited can be even tougher -- both...

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    The Top 4 Housing Myths of 2014

    The housing market is such a big part of the overall economy's success that you can find news, analysis,...

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    The Top 5 Things Millennial Homebuyers Want

    While there aren't as many young first-time buyers as the experts want, plenty of millennials ARE going...

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    Where Are The First-Time Homebuyers?

    Ever since the housing market started its slow climb back from the despair of the Great Recession, experts...

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    California Housing Market Hits Speed Bump

    2014 didn't start off with a bang for the real estate market in the Golden State. In fact, the housing...

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    The Top 5 Tips to Help You Buy a Home This Spring

    It may feel like winter is never going to end, but soon enough spring will be upon us -- which means it will...

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    The Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Listing Your Home

    If you leave in area that has been pounded by snow, it may be hard to believe that spring is actually just...

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    How Do Your Student Loans Affect Your Mortgage Application?

    Lots of people think they won't qualify for a mortgage simply because they're still paying off...

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    5 Tips to Make Your Home Sell Faster

    Even if you’re not in a hurry to sell, having your home sit on the market for months and months can...

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    Mother Nature Puts Damper on Twin Cities' Housing Market

    A colder-than-usual January froze the housing market in the Twin Cities!   According to a report...

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    Can 'Normal' People Buy in Boston?

    The inventory of homes for sale in the metropolitan Boston area has declined for 22 consecutive months, but...

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    What Are Homebuyers Looking For?

    For the past couple of years, it's been a seller's market, because buyer demand was higher than the...

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    Why Doesn't Anyone Want to Buy Your Home?

    The longer your home sits on the market, the bigger the stigma it creates. Unfortunately, regardless of what...

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    San Diego Housing Market Has 'Pitifully Low Inventory'

    Home prices in San Diego and the surrounding areas continue to surge, as the inventory levels keep dropping....

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    Has Phoenix Become a Buyers' Market?

    Home prices in the Phoenix area have climbed an astonishing 72% since August 2011. In that same time frame,...

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    Home Prices Soar in SoCal -- Sales, Not So Much

    Home prices in Southern California climbed significantly in December, yet the number of properties that...

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    Bay Area Home Prices Take Foot Off Gas Pedal

    California's Bay Area was one of the hottest housing markets in the country in 2013, but don't expect...

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    Are You Ready to be a Homeowner?

    With home prices soaring and mortgage interest rates climbing higher, the time to buy is now. But how do you...

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    Is Wall Street Trying to Keep Investors in the Housing Market?

    New mortgage laws that require banks to follow stricter lending guidelines are making it harder for...

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    How Do You Turn Your Home into a Rental?

    Whether you are moving out of state, not ready to put your home on the market yet because your mortgage is...

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    The Top 5 Things to Think About Before You Apply for a Mortgage

    Applying for a mortgage is a big deal and an exciting time to boot! Whether you're buying your first...

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    South Florida's Mortgage Crisis Won't Go Away

    The number of delinquent mortgages has dropped significantly all over the country -- including in the...

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    Wells Fargo Exec Says Mortgage Refinance Boom is Over

    Wells Fargo is the nation's biggest mortgage lender, controlling about 19% of the U.S. mortgage market,...

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    Why WOULDN'T You Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage?

    These days, many prospective home buyers begin their search by looking at the homes that are listed for sale....

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    The Top 5 Things to Know About the New Mortgage Rules

    Now that the housing market is starting to recover, more Americans are beginning to regain trust in the...

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    Housing's Biggest Challenge in 2014? Interest Rates

    If there's anything than can throw the housing market's recovery into a tailspin, it's rising...

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    Where Can You Get a Mortgage with No Money Down?

    Right before the housing bubble burst, Americans were enjoying low- and even no-down payment mortgages --...

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    How Can You Get Rid of Your Private Mortgage Insurance?

    If you bought your home during the housing boom a few years ago -- and put down a small down payment, or even...

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    How Good Does Your Credit Have to Be to Get a Mortgage?

    In the last year alone, interest rates have increased more than a full percentage point, which has...

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    Housing Recovery Unfazed by Higher Mortgage Rates

    People love celebrating the New Year because it represents a clean slate. With a fresh year just beginning,...

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    Will a New Fee Make Mortgages More Expensive?

    If you haven't read the fine print, you may not know that your mortgage-backed securities provider --...

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    Should You Use a Piggyback Loan to Buy a New Home?

    These days, it can be tough to buy a home. After all, most lenders are going to require a 20% down payment in...

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    The Top 5 Tips to Get Yourself a Mortgage in 2014

    Last year was famous for the artificially-low interest rates that sparked the housing market back to life...

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    Why Are Adjustable Rate Mortgages Still Popular?

    Despite rising slightly in recent months, mortgage rates remain near historical lows, so you would think that...

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    Can You Give Your Mortgage a Vacation?

    We get vacations from work, and if we're lucky, vacations from most of our responsibilities from time to...

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    How Do You Snag the Perfect Mortgage?

    How Do You Snag the Perfect Mortgage?   Gone are the days of unverified loans and record-low...

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    Is the Era of Super-Low Mortgage Rates Coming to an End?

    New home sales surged 25% in October, and job growth was much higher than anticipated, causing home mortgage...

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    What Do Rising Mortgage Rates Mean for Banks?

    While large corporations, privately-owned businesses, startups, and mom-and-pops all continue to see their...

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    The Top 4 Things to Know About Today's Mortgage Rates

    People in the housing industry are fascinated by mortgage rates. After every little uptick or decrease, there...

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    The Top 4 Tips to Make it Through Your Mortgage

    You’ve qualified for a mortgage, so the hard part is over, right?    Wrong...

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    Why Are Mortgage Rates Going Up?

    Supply, demand, the overall economy, and the government are all integral parts of the mortgage industry. Some...

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    How Do You Get a VA Mortgage?

    Military veterans have put their lives on the line to protect our freedom, and to show our appreciation, we...

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    6 Tips to Save You Thousands on Your Next Mortgage

    You probably know that your credit score is going to play a big role in whether or not you are approved for...

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    The Top 3 Things to Know About Buying a Home with Little Money Down

    A few years ago, it was pretty common to buy a home with little or no money down. Today, though, many people...

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    Do You Meet the New Mortgage Guidelines?

    When the big ball drops in Times Square on New Year's Eve, we won't just be ushering in 2014....

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    Why Do Mortgage Rates Go Up and Down?

    One of the most important factors in getting a home loan is the mortgage interest rate. Simply put, it's...

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    The Top 3 Reasons to Get a Reverse Mortgage Right Now

    Reverse mortgages are not new, nor are the reasons why some experts say certain senior citizen homeowners...

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    Can the Government Take Over Your Mortgage?

    Governments have used eminent domain to seize properties from homeowners for decades. It's usually only...

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    Shopping for a Mortgage? It Just Got Cheaper!

    After rising steadily since May, mortgage interest rates finally went back down last week. Experts hope the...

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    Should You Refinance Your Mortgage Before You Retire?

    If you're a year or so away from retiring, you're likely preparing for many changes in your life --...

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    The Top 5 Ways to Make the Most Out of a Small Backyard

    A big part of American dream is owning your own home, complete with a backyard where your kids and the dog...

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    Where Should You Splurge in a Kitchen Renovation?

    If you’ve decided to renovate your kitchen, then hopefully you know what you’re in for. After...

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    The Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Home Office

    Whether you are self-employed, telecommute, or just have a home office for tax season, there are probably...

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    How Do You Create a Budget for Your Home Renovations?

    Two of the hardest aspects of remodeling is creating a budget and sticking to it. If you’ve ever tried...

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    The Top 5 Renovation Projects to Heat up Your Winter

    It’s that time of year again… Spring is still months away, but it feels like it’s been...

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    The Top 7 Renovation Ideas for Your Garage

    One area that many people don’t think about renovating is their garage. However, your garage is...

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    The Top 8 Master Bedroom Renovation Ideas

    A recent study out of Harvard University found that 2014 would bring a spike in home renovations. If you are...

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    Want the Most Bang for Your Buck? Renovate Outside!

    If you want to make some renovations to your home -- but you're worried about the return on your...

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    The Top 7 Trendy Home Renovations of 2014

    With the housing market and the overall economy in recovery mode, more people have more cash to burn -- and...

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    Is That Fixer-Upper Worth Your Time and Money?

    Flip on the TV almost any night of the week, and you'll see design and construction experts turning...

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    The 4 Most Popular Home Renovations of 2013

    With the new year comes the opportunity to make some changes in your life. That's why we have New...

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    Why is Insurance So Important to Your Home Renovations?

    Many people purchase their homeowner’s insurance when they buy their home and probably don’t...

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    The Top 3 Renovations NOT to Make in a Starter Home

    When you buy your first home, your first instinct may be to personalize and stylize it with massive...

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    Which Home Renovations Should You Tackle in the New Year?

    The start of a new year means getting to start fresh with a clean slate. Whether you want to lose weight,...

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    The 5 Top Renovations to Make Your Home Warmer

    With winter knocking on the door, some people don’t realize that they are wasting valuable energy,...

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    The Top 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Home Renovations

    Home renovations are notoriously expensive, but the good news is they don't have to be! There are plenty...

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    The Top 5 Renovation Ideas for Mobile Homes

    Mobile homes have really grown in popularity lately for two reasons -- they're much more affordable than...

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    The Top 5 Things That Can Ruin Your Bathroom Renovation

    In the real estate business, bathrooms are considered one of the "sexy" renovations. After all,...

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    Can a Home Equity Line of Credit Pay for Your Renovations?

    If you're planning on buying or selling a home anytime soon, you'll quickly learn a brand new set of...

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    The Top 4 Tips to Decorate Your New Home

    The worst part of the homebuying process is all of the paperwork and stress that is associated with getting...

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    The Top 7 Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Home's Décor

    When people think "renovations", they usually see major dollar signs. So, it may surprise you to...

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    How Do You Renovate Around Lead Paint?

    Lead is a toxic poison, and it has been shown to cause a variety of serious disorders, including mental...

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    What Are the Biggest Home Renovation Mistakes You Can Make?

    Home renovations are notorious for causing headaches. Because of all the different things involved, it seems...

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    How Do You Make Your Bathroom Remodel as Easy as Possible?

    Bathroom renovations are some of the most prized renovations you can make, but they are also some of the most...

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    How Do You Renovate Your Attic Successfully?

    Attics are notoriously scary, and that’s why many people throw a bunch of their extra stuff up there...

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    How Do You Renovate a Historic House?

    As Americans tire of the cookie cutter homes and McMansions that popped up in housing developments all over...

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    The Top 5 Home Renovations That Will Save You Instant Money

    When we think about renovations, our minds typically go to the return on our investment when we decide to...

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    The Top 4 Renovations to Make the Most Out of Your Home

    Oftentimes, homeowners are faced with a problem -- they love most of the things about their home, but there...

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    The Top 5 Fun Home Renovation Ideas

    Sometimes, you have to do a home renovation out of necessity. Unfortunately, those renovations tend not to be...

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    The Top 5 Things to Know About Home Renovations on TV

    We all love sitting down and watching experts magically transform a room or an entire house in half-hour...

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