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Zac Efron, Home Shopping with $6.5M Budget? Growing Up or Settling Down?

Aug 21, 2012

Zac Efron has recently been reported shopping for a luxury home address. Is this a sign of growing up, or is he getting ready to settle down?

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Mortgage Rates - Can They Drop Even More?

Dec 21, 2011

At least in one region of the county at dinner parties, it's the question that's on the lips of prospective home buyers: will home mortgage interest rates fall more? The average fixed rate for a 30-year mortgage for...

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Home Prices: 5 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying a U.S. Home

Oct 10, 2011

Incredibly, U.S. home mortgage rates continue to trend lower -- the average 30-year, fixed rate is now 4.07 percent, and they could drop even lower. Still, given soft home prices, jumping into the housing market is hardly a s...

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U.S. Housing: Five Tips for Prospective Home Buyers

Aug 19, 2011

U.S. mortgage rates are falling to 50-year lows, even as existing home sales remains soft, with both stemming from uncertainty regarding the outlook for the U.S. economy. In this uncertain time, what should prospective home b...

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U.S. Home Mortgage Rates Fall Again - Good Time to Lock-in a Rate?

Aug 12, 2011

U.S. home mortgage interest rates fell again this week, and the average 30-year fixed rate is now at a low 4.19 percent -- which creates an opportunity for prospective home buyers with good credit histories.

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Putting a Price on Pollution

Aug 4, 2011

It might appear that I'm not supporting initiatives that protect and save the environment but this is not the case. I am and I do. For instance, at home we've installed solar power, put in a grey water system, plant...

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Global Housing Markets Take a Turn for the Worse

Jul 5, 2011

Out of 39 countries with timely house price statistics for the year to Q1 2011

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Neighbors Dispute Over View-Blocking Trees

Jun 14, 2011

In California there is no state law that protects views. It is not, though, illegal for local jurisdictions to enact such provisions.

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Savvy Buyers Know Value When They See It

Jun 14, 2011

Suddenly it begins. After all the anticipation of finding your dream home, your buyer agent has called and you're off to see the first property that may be "it". You're excited, but are you really prepared...

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Making a Household Inventory List Can Save Time and Money

Jun 14, 2011

Did you know that the tax code allows you to claim tax deductions for household damage caused by thefts, vandalism, fires, floods, hurricanes and others kinds of casualties? But the law imposes several restrictions.

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