Uncategorized Considering Artificial Turf? Why Fake Grass is Gaining Popularity By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon, HouseLogic.com Want a picture-perfect lawn? Maybe fake grass is the answer. It solves watering, weeding, and fertilizing woes. But is it perfect? If you live in a low-water area, or if you’re just tired of constant lawn maintenance, you’re in good company. More homeowners are […]
Uncategorized Seller Beware of Leased Solar Panels I have recently heard of problems for sellers with the leasing of solar panels instead of buying them when it comes time to selling their home, and possibly even refinancing. I was told of one solar company that had the lease recorded against the property with the county and therefore the lender wouldn't refinance the […]
Real Estate Searching Zillow or Trulia For A Home? I'm sure we've all used the large, national websites such as Zillow or Trulia to search the internet for a home.  I know I have!  But have you ever wondered why a particular home that you know is for sale, or one you've driven by that doesn't have a sign out front, doesn't show up […]
Mortgages Mortgages Get New Rules Do you qualify? The San Diego Union Tribune posted this informative article on Jan 31st, 2014: "If you need a mortgage to buy a home this year, the government wants to make sure you can pay back your loan. That’s why on Jan. 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau implemented new mortgage-lending rules that federal […]
Real Estate January U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook Freddie Mac speaks about the economic and housing outlook for 2014.  MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jan 16, 2014) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) released today its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for January showing that four of the key housing indicators are all moving in the right direction, which bodes well for an ongoing recovery. […]
Real Estate Housing Recovery Seems Still on Track I found this article The New York Times printed about the housing recovery to be very interesting.  The housing market, one of the main drivers of the economic recovery, continues to gain strength despite the drag of rising mortgage rates and other economic headwinds, but some analysts are worried that it may slow in the months […]
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