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Bring history to life in this historic home.  This home exemplifies the rich history of the Town of Amenia. Queen Anne Victorian embellished exterior with wrap around porch, matched by an equally decadent interior. Gorgeous Chestnut woodwork, open staircase, high ceilings, hardwood floors, and st...
Posted: 09 Jul 2009 08:00 AM PDT Down economies reduce consumer spending, creating a bind for retailers. As excess inventory collects dust, companies have little choice but to drop prices in hopes of selling more product. For the bargain shopper with extra cash right now, there are some terrific...
There's a mixed message in February's Housing Starts data and it may be a good sign for home sellers in the near-term. As reported by the government, new home construction rose by 22 percent last month. The press is running with the headline number, calling it evidence of a market bottom. A more ...
The Federal Open Market Committee begins a scheduled, 2-day meeting today to discuss the country's monetary policy. As is custom, the group will issue a press release to the markets upon adjournment. There are 8 scheduled FOMC get-togethers annually and the post-meeting press releases are among t...
4 Minutes Of Guidance For Soon-To-Be Real Estate Investors     "Most of the biggest real estate fortunes were not made in good times, but in bad times like this" Barbara Corcoran reminds us in this talk with NBC.  It's important perspective for Americans wondering how to invest in foreclosed prop...
  The One Place In Your Home You Shouldn't "Go Cheap" Posted: 09 Mar 2009 08:45 AM PDT   Changing your air filters regularly keeps your household energy costs down and extends the life of your HVAC unit(s). It's important, however, to use air filters that actually work. Walk into any hardware st...
Simple Real Estate Definitions : FICO   The basis of most mortgage lending is credit scoring.  In general, the higher a person's credit score, the lower his offered mortgage interest rate. Despite the many credit scoring models in use today, however, just 3 are relevant to American homeowners: Th...
Can You Guess What Percentage Of Mortgages Are Still Paid On-Time? Posted: 03 Mar 2009 08:00 AM PST Mortgage delinquencies are on the rise nationwide, but the news may not be as bad as it appears at first glance. Using anonymous data from its national credit database, TransUnion reports that 4.5...
3 DIY Projects That Can Help Your Home Sell For More Posted: 02 Mar 2009 07:45 AM PST   In a tight economy, do-it-yourself home improvements projects not only save money, but may also justify a higher listing price for a soon-to-be home seller. In the 4-minute video above, Sweat Equity host Amy ...

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