Are First Time Home Buyers Getting Help?

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The White House announced that the Federal Housing Administration will significantly lower the fees it charges borrowers, a move designed to save individual home buyers hundreds of dollars annually and help jump-start the housing market. The “annual premiums” on FHA…

Why Did Tony Robbins Move To Florida

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According to Tony Robbins, a Boomer born in 1960, what prompted the move was the ever climbing taxes he was paying in California. His effective tax rate including federal and state income taxes, Social Security, investment taxes, payroll taxes, and…

6 Tips To Organize Home In The New Year

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Top on everyone’s list in the new year: Get organized. But a carload of organizational supplies can be pricey. And those professional closet-and-garage organizers don’t come cheap. Luckily, you can pull it together yourself without spending a bundle. The trick:…

The Best Things To Buy On Black Friday

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Some consumers dream of Black Friday all year long, relishing the pre-dawn moment when they can hit the door-busters. But what products are likely to be discounted, making the early morning quest worthwhile? At DealNews.com, staffers call the seven-day period…

FLORIDA ECONOMY HEADED IN RIGHT DIRECTION

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During the three decades he’s been dissecting Florida’s economic booms and busts, Mark Vitner hasn’t been this bullish about the state’s future for a very long time. Not since the 1990s. Florida is not only growing again — but for…

Why You Should Sell Your House Now!

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School is back in session, the holidays are right around the corner, you might not think that now is the best time to sell your house.  But with inventory below historic numbers and demand still strong, you could be missing…

Harvard’s 5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

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Eric Belsky is Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University. He also currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Housing Research and Housing Policy Debate. Last year, he released a paper on homeownership – The Dream Lives On:…

What’s On Sale In November

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Practically speaking, November is the first full month of the holiday season. What commences with candy and costumes on the last night of October concludes with confetti and champagne corks on New Year’s Eve. No coincidence, then, that November also…