Evaluating a neighborhood before buying a home

Chanhassen, MN. Kitchen Remodeling. Two factors which will have an impact on real estate prices. They are, access to jobs and access to amenities. An area with a lot of employment opportunity nearby, has a very low risk factor in terms of fall in the price. Also, they are going to be the places that are convenient to get high-paying jobs. “Buying a home that declines sharply in property...

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Understanding the Complicated Short Sale

Eden Prairie, MN. Home Repair. Short selling property, this happens when someone that is selling a home sells it in conjunction with the bank at less than what the mortgage is worth. This may have its “ups and downs” for both buyer and seller. Often times the seller is still stuck with paying the rest of the mortgage, and for the buyer, the home is often times in a bit of disrepair...

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Prefab homes offer value and upgraded amenities

St Louis Park, MN. Contractor This article promotes modular and mobile homes or simply called “prefab” homes. “Prefab Homes” or Prefabricated Homes said to be convenient, Earth friendly, and low cost but efficient. It was first introduced by Clayton’s I- House and acquired by Berkshire Hathaway. They do not intend to replace the traditional homes, it only promote...

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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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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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