Monthly Archives: January 2012

Independent Analysis: 60% of ‘Good’ Loans Wouldn’t Qualify Under QRM

The Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and a research institute of the University of North Carolina just released the results of an exacting study on how borrowers would fare under different QRM scenarios and they don’t look good. Let’s hope … Continue reading

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Buy a House or Bury Your Money?

If you’re given a choice to either invest $1,000 in a two-year bank certificate of deposit or bury that money in your backyard, don’t spend too much time thinking about it, because for all practical purposes you’ll come out the … Continue reading

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4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Foreclosure

Foreclosures can offer big bargains, but buyers need to be careful they don’t get over their heads by purchasing a lemon. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us … Continue reading

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5 Housing Markets Expected to Outshine All the Rest

Here are the metro areas to watch in 2012 when it comes to rising home appreciation, a growing job market, and high housing affordability. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 … Continue reading

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Black Segregation in Cities on Decline, Study Says

“All-white neighborhoods are effectively extinct,” according to a new report that says black segregation is at its lowest point in more than a century. But that doesn’t mean segregation has disappeared completely, the report and other experts caution. Go to … Continue reading

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Cutoff Looms on Loan Accord

Government officials negotiating with major banks on a settlement over allegedly improper foreclosures have given state attorneys general until Feb. 3 to opt in to a potential deal. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties … Continue reading

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Living Small Offers Growing Appeal

“The economy declined, and people are finding ways to downsize,” says one publisher about the growing attraction to do-it-yourself tiny homes. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us … Continue reading

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Treasury Investigates a Bet Against Home Owners

The Treasury Department is launching an investigation into allegations that Freddie Mac had a multi-billion-dollar investment that hinged on borrowers continuing to pay high interest rates, and may have put in roadblocks to make refinancing more difficult. Go to Source … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day and Window Treatments – Tips for Creating a Romantic Bedroom

Valentines Day 14th FebruaryWith Valentine’s Day on its way, you may be looking for a few fun ways to add a bit of romance and elegance to your bedroom. Many people are not planning to spend a lot of money … Continue reading

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Super Bowl and Windows – How to Enhance Your Game Time Experience

Source: superbowlpark.com As you prepare for the Super Bowl, you may be thinking about things like the game day food and if your television is big enough. Do not overlook having the right shades on your windows, though. Imagine sitting … Continue reading

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