5 Credit Cards Perfect for New Homeowners

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5 Credit Cards Perfect for New Homeowners

5 Credit Cards Perfect for New Homeowners

Summer is a time when many families find themselves moving into a new home. And whether you are a first-time homebuyer or upgrading to a new place, moving presents many challenges. Your new home will likely need furniture, housewares and decor — all at a time when your savings may have been depleted by your... Read More

6 Credit Cards for New Homeowners

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6 Credit Cards for New Homeowners

6 Credit Cards for New Homeowners

As the economy strengthens and the housing market heats up, many Americans are becoming new homeowners. Moving into a new house is a big deal, but it’s just the first step to making a home. You’ll still need to buy furniture, window coverings, or decor and possibly even pay for renovations. For many new homeowners, the right credit card... Read More

A New Voice For Homeowners?

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A New Voice For Homeowners?

A New Voice For Homeowners?

A new homeowner advocacy group started accepting members this month, in an attempt to give a voice to the millions of Americans who own or aspire to own a home. Members of the nonpartisan America’s Homeowner Alliance may gain more than an advocate; they will have access to a rewards program with more than 1,000... Read More

Homeownership Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976

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Homeownership Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976

Homeownership Rates at Lowest Level Since 1976

While the housing recovery seen during the past year or more has brought millions of homeowners back to positive standing with their mortgages, there is still a sizable portion of the population that may be having significant difficulties coping with market conditions. Rising prices, growing demand and stabilizing construction rates have made the national real estate... Read More

Military Families Victimized by Wrongful Foreclosure

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Military Families Victimized by Wrongful Foreclosure

Military Families Victimized by Wrongful Foreclosure

While millions of Americans were affected by the robo-signing scandal that resulted in massive amounts of improper foreclosures over the last several years, it seems that a number of those victims were military members. In all, some of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders improperly foreclosed upon some 700 military members as a result of their... Read More

Almost 1 Million Homeowners Get Government Help in 3rd Quarter

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Almost 1 Million Homeowners Get Government Help in 3rd Quarter

Almost 1 Million Homeowners Get Government Help in 3rd Quarter

For much of the last year, the housing market has generally been on a slow but steady path toward improvement, and that trend continued in November. A number of federal initiatives to make consumers struggling in the housing market more financially capable seem to be working, according to the latest housing scorecard from the U.S.... Read More

Lawmakers Pressured to Help Troubled Homeowners

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Lawmakers Pressured to Help Troubled Homeowners

Lawmakers Pressured to Help Troubled Homeowners

With the looming fiscal cliff, many of the nation’s lawmakers are debating exactly what federal programs and tax breaks to cut in an effort to reduce the national deficit. But some top officials across the country are now fighting for one such allowance. Last week, the attorneys general for 40 states plus Guam wrote a... Read More

Fewer Homeowners Underwater in the 3rd Quarter

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Fewer Homeowners Underwater in the 3rd Quarter

Fewer Homeowners Underwater in the 3rd Quarter

The housing market’s downturn was so severe that it has taken years to even begin approaching pre-meltdown normalcy, but as it improves, more homeowners are finding themselves in much better financial positions. During the third quarter of the year, negative equity in the housing market took a sizable tumble, according to the latest data from... Read More

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