Tag Archive | equity

Fewer Than 1% of New Loans Troubled

For the first time since May of 2007, fewer than 1% of new loans are classified as ‘problem’ mortgages, according to a new report from Lender Processing Services. The mortgage analytics firm paints a picture of fewer troubled loans and even says with new problem loans in March coming in at 0.84%, the rate is […]

Rental Property Investing 101

Want to be a rental property owner? Here’s some good and bad news for you. The bad news is that contrary to all the TV shows about flipping houses and people making money, or turn-key hassle-free rental properties, real estate is actually really hard work, it’s time-consuming and it is a pretty risky place to […]

Price Gains Lift 1.7 Million Homes Above Water in 2012

Rising prices helped lift 1.7 million homes above water in 2012, including 200,000 in the final three months of the year, according to a report released today by real estate data and technology firm CoreLogic. An estimated 10.4 million homes remained underwater as of Dec. 31 — about one in five (21.5 percent) of all […]

2 Million Homeowners Freed From Negative Equity in 2012; 1 Million More to Come in 2013

Almost 2 million American homeowners were freed from negative equity in 2012, and the overall percentage of all homeowners with a mortgage in negative equity fell to 27.5 percent at the end of the fourth quarter, according to Zillow’s fourth quarter Negative Equity Report. The falling negative equity rate is good news for struggling homeowners […]

Feng Shui Effects

A working knowledge of Feng Sui can help “SELL” a home. The term feng shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English. It is an art of placement of things to promote health, wealth, success and harmony. In today’s multicultural world, Feng shui became marketable in the United States.  Applying basic feng shui principles can speed up the sale […]