Becca Mann Publishes First Novel in Fantasy Fiction Trilogy!

Fisherman’s Daughter Must Steal a Dragon Egg: Shark Tooth Publishing’s The Stolen Dragon of Quanx Shark Tooth Publishing announces the latest highly anticipated fantasy fiction from Homer Glen, IL, author Becca Mann. Denver, CO, and Homer Glen, IL – Shark Tooth Publishing has published The Stolen Dragon of Quanx: The Eyes Trilogy by Becca Mann.  … More Becca Mann Publishes First Novel in Fantasy Fiction Trilogy!

Mortgage Rates Continue Slide for Fifth Straight Week

WASHINGTON — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday that the nationwide average for a 30-year loan declined to 3.92 percent from 3.97 percent last week – the … More Mortgage Rates Continue Slide for Fifth Straight Week

3 Ways to Keep Your Home Inspection From Killing Your Home Sale

These days, homebuyers are looking for more than just a pretty face when they make an offer on a home. They want to know they’re putting their hard-earned money into a solid investment. That’s why nearly 84% of homebuyers request a home inspection in their purchase contract. And while most home deals eventually go through … More 3 Ways to Keep Your Home Inspection From Killing Your Home Sale

One property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) File just one property claim to your insurer and you can expect to see your premiums soar by hundreds of dollars in some states. On average, filing a single claim — for anything ranging from a stolen bicycle to tornado damage — will result in your monthly premium being raised by 9%, … More One property insurance claim can hike your premiums by hundreds

Is student loan debt hurting the housing recovery?

Student loan debt is preventing millions of Millennials and Gen Xers from buying their first homes — and that is having a big impact on the housing market. According to one recent analysis, student loan debt has caused an 8% decline in home purchases among Americans ages 20 to 39. That represents $83 billion worth … More Is student loan debt hurting the housing recovery?

Survey Finds Consumer Spending Tight Despite Financial Security

Stagnant income growth and uncertainties about the economy’s future have spurred more Americans to putting a tight lid on their monthly spending, according to a new poll. In survey findings released Tuesday, Bankrate.com reported that two-thirds of American consumers are now limiting how much they spend each month. Of those who have had to draw … More Survey Finds Consumer Spending Tight Despite Financial Security

Frequently asked questions about buying a short sale – freddieMac

What is a short sale? A short sale occurs when a property is sold at a price lower than the amount the homeowner owes on the mortgage, and the homeowner’s mortgage lender(s) agrees to the “short” payoff. A lender might accept a short sale with the property worth less than the balance of the mortgage, … More Frequently asked questions about buying a short sale – freddieMac

Zombie Foreclosures Result in Millions of Delinquent Tax Revenue Dollars

So-called “zombie” foreclosures have been known to lower property values of surrounding homes. But they also present another problem: property tax revenue lost, RealtyTrac recently reported. According to RealtyTrac’s most recent data on zombie foreclosures, about 21 percent of the 141,406 total foreclosures reported in Q2 were of the zombie variety. With the owner having … More Zombie Foreclosures Result in Millions of Delinquent Tax Revenue Dollars

Auction.com launches finance division catering to investors

Auction.com has launched a  new finance division to “facilitate” financing for commercial and residential real estate investors that the company says will allow “a much larger audience” of potential buyers to participate in its auctions. Auction.com currently partners with Chase, Bank of America, Greenlight and Nationstar Mortgage to provide financing on residential auctions of owner-occupied … More Auction.com launches finance division catering to investors