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Is Underwater Refinancing Going to Help with Anything?

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I’m sitting here, reading about the latest move from the Obama administration in an effort to ease some fo the pain felt by home owners. When I read that this plan might help people with their housing problem, I thought maybe it meant helping families to avoid foreclosure.

That […]

Is Refinancing Your Home Worth It?

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I have been thinking about what my husband and I are going to do in the near future when we have our secondary mortgage paid off. We got a secondary mortgage on our home when we bought it five years ago so that we would not have to make […]

Home Ownership Not an Asset? WHAT!?

A lot of people have been saying, with the downfall of the housing market (temporary, not permanent, mind you), that owning a home has become more of a liability than an asset. What they don’t consider is that it is still an investment. The definition of an investment is something that you buy, and […]

Home Shows Make You Realize….

I’m a really big fan of HGTV, as I believe I’ve mentioned before. I watch it a lot, and I record a lot of their shows to watch while I’m eating lunch on the weekends. My husband and I both really enjoy watching a couple of their shows, including “My House is Worth What” […]

30 Year Mortgage Going Away?

There has been a lot of talk about how the current mortgage and housing crisis is going to affect the future of home buying for all Americans who still want a slice of the American dream, but cannot afford the huge monthly sums that are often required of a mortgage that is shorter than […]