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Inexpensive Ways to Add Curb Appeal When Selling a Home

Inexpensive Curb Appeal Improvements

When you start considering selling your home, you often begin to look at it differently than you did before. What once seemed acceptable no longer does – especially when it comes to the look of your home. This is especially true when you are talking about your curb appeal. Wilted plants and bare patches of dirt become hard to ignore when you start thinking about asking for money for the house.

Fickle FICO: How CFPB Calculates Your Credit Score Now

FICO Credit Score

Do you keep track of your credit score? Whenever a person decides to purchase a home or investment property, their first move should be to check their credit. I noticed a change in mine recently. Haven’t bought or charged anything, pay on time and haven’t opened new accounts. Still, I decided to check my credit score since it has been a year since I investigated this fancy way of keeping score. Guess what?

Statistically Speaking: NAR and Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate NAR

Fox news reported from Washington AP, that U.S. homes sold faster in September this year than was reported at this time last year. Sales of existing homes it was reported by the National Association of Realtors rose 2.4 per cent in a month. This news was followed by the statement that this was the seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.17 million. And the sales rate has dropped 1.7 percent over the past twelve months.

Existing Homes vs New Homes: Why decrease when anticipating increase?

Existing Home Sales

National Association of Realtor’s Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun offered an analysis of the decline in existing home sales in August and early September. This change in the market was a 2% decrease. That doesn’t sound like much except for the fact that we were anticipating an increase based on recent history.

Which Age Is Too Old To Buy A House

Old House

When a couple or a single adult reach his or her retirement age one would expect that they already own a home. Unless there was a divorce or other impairment in their normal 60 to 65 years, homeownership has been an important part of life. If indeed the person or folks want to relocate, chances are they have low or no mortgage payments. But the reality may be different.

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