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Will the Housing Plan Help You?

RISMEDIA, February 25, 2009-(MCT)-Wondering if you're one of the many homeowners who will be affected by the housing plan? Here are several scenarios that would place you as someone who could get help: ...


House Swaps Picking up in Slow Real Estate Market

RISMEDIA, February 24, 2009-(MCT)-About two weeks ago, Leonard and Blynda Masters moved into Kathleen Jordan's Fort Caroline home, and Jordan and her four sons moved into the Masters' home, about four miles away. No, they weren't doing it for a ...


Stimulus Payouts Will Flow Rapidly to Some Projects, Trickle to Others

RISMEDIA, February 23, 2009-(MCT)-Energy programs could see money flowing in two to three months. Some highway projects could get funding right away, while some could wait until next year. And key tax breaks will start showing up this summer. ...


Foreclosure Help – How Will It Work?

RISMEDIA, February 20, 2009-(MCT)-President Barack Obama unveiled a $75 billion federal plan to ease the epidemic of home foreclosures on Wednesday, casting it as not just a bailout for as many as 9 million homeowners but a means for ending ...


Obama Unveils Plan to Stem Foreclosures

RISMEDIA, February 19, 2009-(MCT/RISMedia)-President Barack Obama rolled out a bold $75 billion, three-part plan Wednesday to halt the soaring rate of mortgage foreclosures nationwide, one that seeks to encourage refinancing of homes now worth less than their mortgages and provides ...


Teaming up with Your Lender for a Loan Modification

RISMEDIA, February 18, 2009-Suppose you're behind on your house payments. You dial the phone number on your most recent mortgage statement, clear the usual hurdles, and finally reach someone who understands your situation and offers to help. You are one ...


Are Lower Mortgage Rates Working? For Some, Yes; for Others, No

RISMEDIA, February 17, 2009-(MCT)-Low mortgage rates could be a big help to first-time home buyer Nicole Landstrom, who expects to close a sale on a three-bedroom starter in Vancouver this month. ...


Top 5 in Real Estate Offers What Every Home Seller Should Demand

RISMEDIA, February 16, 2009-RISMedia's Top 5 in Real Estate Network®, the country's newest and fastest-growing membership organization for North America's finest residential real estate agents, is conducting a coast-to-coast tour designed to educate prospective Top 5 Members on how they ...


White House, Congress Reach Final Compromise on Stimulus

RISMEDIA, February 13, 2009-(MCT/RISMedia)-Congress is now poised to approve a $789 billion economic recovery plan that includes billions of new dollars to help states pay education and health costs as well as tax breaks for those who buy new cars ...


Home Buyer Tax Credit Will Create 255,000 Jobs, NAHB Study Shows

RISMEDIA, February 12, 2009-The $15,000 home buyer tax credit, which is an integral part of the economic stimulus legislation adopted yesterday by the Senate, will result in nearly 500,000 additional home sales and create 255,000 new jobs in the ...


What Can a Half Century of Housing Inventory Data and Past Recessions Tell Us?

RISMEDIA, February 11, 2009-Like any other market, housing runs on supply and demand. Factors manipulate supply and demand like interest rates, employment, Wall Street, the government, and consumer confidence to name a few. But do we always have to ...


Obama Officials Delay Bank Bailout Announcement

RISMEDIA, February 10, 2009- (MCT)-The Obama administration on Sunday postponed the announcement of its new bank rescue plan so it could concentrate on pushing passage of economic stimulus legislation in Congress. ...


Bright Little Ideas to Put the Sun to Work at Home

RISMEDIA, February 9, 2009-(MCT)-You may not be able to spend thousands of dollars to convert your house to solar power right now. But there are smaller, less expensive ways to do your environmental part with the sun's help. ...


Home Sellers Turn to St. Joseph for Help

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Cost-Effective Tips to Sell a Home

RISMEDIA, February 5, 2009-In today's real estate market, sellers need additional advice on how to cost-effectively prepare their homes in order to sell quickly. With an abundance of homes on the market, waiting several months to sell a home could leave many recession-plagued sellers in financial distress. ...


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