Real Estate Headlines for Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Q: Is Buying a Fixer-Upper Good Idea in Bad Areas?

A: It depends. So-called “bad” areas—often described as those that are residentially unstable or poor—have offered an affordable means of homeownership for many—particularly young, first-t...

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Loan servicing. Task of collecting monthly payments, handling insurance and tax impounds, delinquencies, early payoffs, and mortgage releases.

 

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7 Legal Tactics That May Help You Avoid Layoffs

Layoffs are an unpleasant task for any small business, and if they can be avoided, all the better.

That may have been a discussion within Microsoft prior to its announcement that the company would be cutting 18,000 jobs. The New York Times re...

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How to Find a Qualified Roofer

Many homeowners may opt to bring in a roofing contractor instead of performing a roofing evaluation themselves. So in this report, we'll tap Clement and the experts at DaVinci Roofscapes for some additional advice ...

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Q: Can I Refinance a Home Loan More Than Once?

A: You most certainly can. During the most recent refinancing boom, for example, many homeowners refinanced their home loans two or three times within relatively short periods of time because interest rates kept treadi...

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Lien. A debt on a property which encumbers it until the obligation is paid; a mortgage, back taxes, or other claim.

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Interim financing. Short-term loan usually made during the construction phase of a building project or until a permanent, long-term loan can be obtained. Also called a construction loan. Story

Q: Should I Buy a Vacation Home?

A: The second home market has more ebbs and flows than the primary home market. Sales are iffy in a bad economy except, perhaps, on the high-end. That said, there is a growing trend toward the purchase of vacation home...

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Roof Check: Evaluating Your Roof

Think your home is in great shape? How about the part you can't see! I'm talking about one of your home's largest assets – the roof. DaVinci Roofscapes of Lenexa, Kansas recently developed a roster of insightful tips for evaluating on...

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Not Gone with the Wind: Protecting Your Belongings in Tornado-Prone Areas

Think your belongings will be protected during a tornado just because they’re locked up in a self-storage unit? Few buildings can withstand the 200 mph winds of an F4 tornado, but even lower-category tornado blasts can twist off roofs and blow yo...

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