Real Estate Headlines for Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Word of the Day

Conventional loan. Real estate loan that is not insured by the FHA or guaranteed by the VA.

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Homeowners Can Cut Costs with Geothermal

The winter of 2014 was a wake-up call for homeowners facing higher-than-normal heating costs. With polar vortex cold sweeps, heavy snowfalls and ice blizzards affecting much of the country, energy prices for electricity, gas and oil have increased. Pro...

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Q: What Are Subprime Loans?

A: Subprime mortgages are made to borrowers, usually at a higher interest rate, who do not meet traditional credit criteria or who have unconventional borrowing needs.


Factors that can prevent som...

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Word of the Day

Lease. Contract that conveys the right to use property for a period of time in return for a consideration, usually rent, paid to the property owner. 

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Tips for Kids with Big Dreams

One of every five adults are procrastinators, and college students are even worse—70 percent of them put off tasks, according to a DePaul University study.

At just 11 years old, Walter Levin knows that is not the way to get things done....

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Q: What Is APR?

A: The annual percentage rate, or APR, is an interest rate that differs from the loan rate. It is the actual yearly interest rate paid by the borrower, including the points charged to initiate the loan and other costs....

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Exclusive-right-to-sell listing. Listing that gives the broker the right to collect a commission no matter who sells the property during the listing period...

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4 Tips for Starting Your Own Home-Based Business

Dreaming of launching a business from your home? You’ll join an ever-growing number of entrepreneurs, according to a broad new report based on 6,000 surveys.

Sixty-nine percent of all U.S. busine...

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The 6 Secrets To Your Son's Success In School

'Let's face it; I'm stupid. You know it, I know it, and my parents know it!"

I was a principal and these words were spoken in anguish and anger by Chad, a 12-year-old student sent to m...

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Q: What Are Jumbo Loans?

A: If you borrow at or below the conventional loan limit for non-government mortgages, you have what is known as a "conforming" loan. If the amount surpasses the loan limit that is set by both Fannie Mae and ...

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