Monthly Archives: April 2013

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 29, 2013

Mortgage rates fell again last week and are again near record lows. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 15-year fixed rate mortgage did achieve a record low of 2.61 percent as compared to 3.1 percent one year ago. The average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 3.40 percent and near the record low of 3.31 percent.

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7 Tips To Get Your Home In Tip Top Selling Condition

A clean, uncluttered home is very likely the single most important thing to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar. In fact, a recent survey by HomeGain showed a whopping 568% return on investment for money put toward cleaning and organizing a home for sale!

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How To Have the Best Garage Sale Ever At Your Home

It's getting close to that time of year again — time to have a garage sale at your home! Here are a few tips to help you have your most successful garage sale ever.

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Existing Home Sales Numbers Show Value Gains Across America

The National Association of REALTORS® released its Existing Home Sales report for March on Monday. Sales dipped from February’s seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.95 million to 4.92 million existing homes sold in March, a decrease of 0.6 percent month-to-month.

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – April 22, 2013

Mortgage rates fell for the third consecutive week. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell by two basis points to 3.41 percent as compared to last week's 3.43 percent and 3.90 percent year-over-year.

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Four Ways To Ensure Your House Sells Quickly And For Top Dollar

Selling a house in the current market can be tricky, but there are certain mistakes an owner can make that will cause a home to sit still without a decent offer and cause the listing to go stale. In order to prevent that from happening, make sure you are not making one of the following mistakes when putting your property on the market.

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5 Great Questions To Ask At An Open House For Real Estate

An open house gives you a great opportunity to look closely at |**CITY % CITY**| real estate you might be interested in buying. It also affords you the chance to chat with the owner or real estate agent so you can bring up any issues or hesitations you have with the home. Knowing what to ask can be difficult, so below are examples of questions to ask at the next open house you attend.

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3 Ways Clean Floors Can Help Sell Your Home Faster

Have you ever walked into a home for sale and looked down to see stained carpet or scratched and worn flooring? If so, you would probably agree that it doesn't leave a positive first impression.

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