Celebs’ can’t sell: Take my mansion!

The housing market is bad for sellers right now, even for celebrities looking to sell their houses. Barry Manilow could not sell his beach front mansion for two years. Pierce Brosnan’s mansion that he and his family lived in for 15 year was on the market for six months and they dropped the price. Manny Ramirez’s Boston mansion was on the market for seven years while the price kept...

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10 Most Toxic Cities in America

Maple Grove, MN. Bathroom Remodeling. In this article they started with the 80 largest metropolitan areas with populations of half a million and up. Then averaged the rankings of air quality, water quality, Superfund sites, AQI and TRI data from the EPA. Should you consider packing up and moving? Not so fast, many of these cities haven’t had a single day high on the air quality index....

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Honeywell’s New Home Wind Turbine

Hopkins, MN. Kitchen Remodeling Contractors. New invention for green power enters the market today. The Honeywell Wind Turbine retails for approximately $5,795 without installation. The compact device is safe and reliable – but a little more than what some are considering spending. Savings, however, for the average consumer are approximately around $1,200 a year after installation which may...

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Home energy upgrades get U.S.-backed loans

Maple Grove, MN. Bathroom Remodeling Contractors. Home owners who have a good credit scores, manageable debt and some equity in their homes can get “PowerSaver” loans. These loans are below market rates. The home owner will use this loan to make their house more energy efficient. This will help people save on their energy bills and create more jobs in construction. This is to also...

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Rich and Famous and in Foreclosure

Golden Valley, MN. Home Repair Contractor. Even the wealthy are stumbling. The common folk are not the only ones affected by economic turmoil; the ‘rich and the famous’ – actors and big-digit elites – are also falling behind in payments. The biggest obstacles that they face seem to be adjustable mortgage rates or payments. “Price drops at the high end of the market were so steep that...

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Use home equity line to pay mortgage off faster?

Edina, MN. Basement Finishing Contractor. Is it true that you can pay off all your debt faster using a home equity loan on your house? This article covers some key points on how the programs work, offers a free mortgage calculator and gives an example of the monthly savings on a 200,000.00 mortgage. “The premise of the equity line program is that you deposit your paycheck into your home...

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Mortgages to get more expensive fee’s

Chanhassen, MN. Room Addition. Changes on how loan officers will be paid, along with “Risk-based pricing” will be changing the mortgage industry. Read about the other changes that will be implemented this year: FHA plans to raise its annual mortgage insurance premiums. Stricter requirements on down payments on new loans and larger equity requirement. The top limit for conforming...

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