Refinance Fever, Take Advantage of Current Low Interest Rates

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Mortgage Rates Decline

After the Federal Reserve’s decision in late July to lower interest rates, there was an immediate and dramatic impact on the mortgage market as many families moved to take advantage of the new rates. In the week following the rate cut, new mortgage applications skyrocketed as many families decided that now was the time to.....

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Luxury Home Buyers Flock to South Florida

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Luxury Home Buyers Flock to South Florida

Luxury home buyers flock to South Florida for many reasons, including warm weather, culinary delights, views, beaches, art, yachts, and more. There are more than 2700 re-sale condos currently on the market between Sunny Isles and South Miami, priced at over $1 million. There are also about 350 condos to choose from with prices above.....

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New Self-Draining Vented Wall System for Homes

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Vented Wall System

Friel Plastering & Stucco, Inc. of Haverford, Pa. has been in the stucco, stonework and siding business for the past two decades, performing about 250 stucco installation and remediation jobs a year in the greater Philadelphia area. During that time, owner Denis Friel noticed a reoccurring problem in exterior cladding installations throughout the area: moisture.....

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Earthquakes and Hurricanes – How to Recover if You Are Affected

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Earthquakes and Hurricanes

With two earthquakes east of Los Angeles and Tropical Storm Barry flooding communities along the Gulf Coast in July, natural disasters have already disrupted the lives of tens of thousands of Americans. And with the heart of hurricane season just around the corner – August through October – we can expect plenty of additional damage.....

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Struggling to Pay Bills in Retirement? A Reverse Mortgage Could Make Sense

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Reverse Mortgage

Once a homeowner stops working and retires, they still have plenty of expenses that can create financial stress. Healthcare often tops the list, but maintaining a house can be costly, too. For example, a new roof or minor improvement projects can easily cost $10,000 or more. And, even though many cities and counties provide a.....

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Helping Veterans Overcome Financial Hurdles After Their Service

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Helping Veterans Overcome Financial Hurdles After Their Service

Not surprisingly, many young military veterans receive little financial education during active duty. Because they are laser-focused on defending our country and doing their duty, there is time for little else. So, once they have been discharged, many are just beginning to learn about saving, as well as how to build their credit and buy.....

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