Fixer Upper King Reveals Secrets

Matt Stansfield is the Fixer-Upper King. He just finished his last fixer upper, and after nearly 20 years of making his living doing fixers Matt is hanging up his hammer, retiring with more than $1.5 million in cash. After a national real estate boom that has seen appreciation rise to record levels in many markets over the past five years, the fixer upper is taking on a renewed interest for many wannabe real estate investors, but Stansfield … [Read more...]

Five Tips for New Home Buyers

With the first-time home buyer federal income tax credit of $8,000 this just might be the time to consider buying a home. But before you make that decision you may want to consider 5 tips that could help to determine if it's truly the right time to shop for a home. #1 - Learn about the first-time home buyer federal income tax credit. According to FederalHousingTaxCredit.com, a consumer website those who purchase a home before Dec. 1, 2009 … [Read more...]

News Releases from Housing Predictor

News releases are posted from the newest to the oldest. The news releases posted here are for the use of news organizations, web site owners and bloggers, who want to keep their visitors up to date on the latest Housing Predictor news. They are provided here for you to copy and paste on to your online web sites and for the use of other off-line news organizations. Worst Housing Markets in 2010 Release date: 12/28/09 The annual Worst 25 … [Read more...]

Homeowners Insurance Costs Soar

Propelled by massive pay-outs as a direct result of hurricane damage, Florida has the highest homeowners insurance premiums in the nation, according to a new industry study. The rise in policy costs account for more than a 10% increase in annual premiums. Other states are also experiencing large rate hikes. "Most homeowners over-pay for insurance and they don’t even realize it," said Kevin Wright, an insurance industry consumer advocate in … [Read more...]

Housing Predictor Polling Center

We Want Your Vote Thanks for visiting the Housing Predictor Polling Center, which gauges public opinion by you taking an active part in the community. Remember your votes are totally anonymous. Should the U.S. government sell its excess inventory of foreclosures to investors at discount prices or list them for everyone to buy at a discount? Investors Everyone Housing Predictor issues independent real … [Read more...]

News Releases from Housing Predictor

News releases are posted from the newest to the oldest. The news releases posted here are for the use of news organizations, web site owners and bloggers, who want to keep their visitors up to date on the latest Housing Predictor news. They are provided here for you to copy and paste on to your online web sites and for the use of other off-line news organizations. Opinion Poll Shows 1 in 3 Afraid of Foreclosure Date Released: … [Read more...]

Homesteading Could Save Your Home

It's one of the most misunderstood aspects of real estate. Homestead protections are available in 27 states, and in many cases it can protect your home from being taken away by creditors. However, a Homestead Declaration must be filed in order for the Homestead to be in effect in the majority of states. In most states the law states that a residence does not become exempt from creditors liens until a homestead declaration has been … [Read more...]

Mortgage Rates Results

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Affordable Home Owners Insurance

Home owners insurance policies have sky-rocketed in some states, while others are seeing their policy prices remain close to the same. All this has occurred amid record high profits in the insurance industry. Last year insurance companies netted $68-billion, while insurance policies cover less and cost more. In 2005 insurance companies profited a record $48-billion. In many cases affordable home owners insurance is getting harder and harder to … [Read more...]

Window Replacement Offers Tax Credit

New window replacement with Energy Star ratings can earn you a $1,500 tax credit, adding value to your home and reducing your energy bills. Let's get honest. Do your windows whistle when it's windy outside? Do they rattle in their panes when a compact car passes by? Has all the furniture and carpet directly inside the window faded like they were colored in invisible ink? Are they constantly covered in wet film or, worse, little black spots of … [Read more...]