May 24, 2017

Prevent Financial Problems with a Bridging Loan (UK)

Are you interested in purchasing a new home? Then you probably you need to sell off the home you currently live in, to raise the required funding for buying the new place. This will need to be timed just right so that everything falls in place nicely. A buyer has to be found for the […]

Buyer’s Agency: What You Need to Know When Selecting Your Real Estate Professional

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The buyer’s agent. Buyer’s agency. These are relatively new terms in real estate and most buyers entering into the market today do not know what they mean. Traditionally, the seller(s) hired an agent to represent the sale of their house — and the agent would negotiate and fight for their needs. In recent years, this […]

Real Estate Intervention – Episode #1: Finding A Buyer’s Agent

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  In Episode #1 of Real Estate Intervention, Financial Bin founder David T. Domzalski talks with Real Estate Agent and Financial Bin contributor Anna Domzalski (also his wife). Anna explains how buyers should approach hiring an agent to represent them and why you can’t simply rely on Zillow and Trulia. Anna touched on — – […]

LANDLORD INTERVENTION NOW AVAILABLE!

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Financial Bin is PROUD to announce the release of our second book, Landlord Intervention: How to Acquire & Manage Rental Property, by Joseph L. Brown. Joseph has been a landlord for over 25 years and showcases his extensive knowledge in the pages of this book. Looking to become a landlord and have no clue what […]

Time to Buy Your Spanish Villa

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By Temma Ehrenfeld NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dreaming about a summer or retirement hideaway in Spain? You aren’t the only one. Leo Sulas bought a two-bedroom apartment near Gibraltar last month for about $320,000 after looking at options in Florida and Texas. “Property taxes and maintenance would have been higher in the United States and […]

Foreclosures Up for First Time in 27 Months

A bank-owned property for sale sign in Arvada, Colorado June 23, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

  By Anna Louie Sussman / REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) – Foreclosure starts rose year-over-year in May for the first time in more than two years as banks resumed dealing with distressed properties after a mortgage abuse settlement earlier this year, data firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday. The $25 billion settlement between major banks and […]

Mortgage applications rose last week: MBA

Houses under construction are seen in Fontana in San Bernardino County, California, in this February 5, 2009 file photograph. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files

  NEW YORK (Reuters) – Applications for home mortgages rose last week to their highest level since 2009, an industry group said on Wednesday. The Mortgage Bankers Association said its seasonally adjusted index of mortgage application activity, which includes both refinancing and home purchase demand, rose 18 percent in the week ended June 8. The […]

U.S. CITIES STRUGGLE WITH BLIGHTED BANK-OWNED HOMES

Activist BonBon Hurd walks through a foreclosed home, where squatters have been living, during a blight tour that activists say highlight how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties, in Los Angeles, California, in this May 17, 2012 file photo. Across America, bank-owned, blighted houses sit untouched, sometimes for years, disfiguring what in many cases are already troubled neighborhoods. Activists say the problem is particularly acute in minority areas. And many cities do not have the resources, the will or the power to force banks to maintain their properties. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/Files

By Tim Reid / REUTERS LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The smell of rotting food and decay inside 10956 South Wilmington Avenue, Los Angeles, was overwhelming. A burst pipe in the kitchen ceiling leaked water onto a floor littered with half empty cans, razor blades, odd shoes, stained clothing and an upturned, mold-ridden sofa. Windows were […]

Your Money: Reading the Tea Leaves of Housing Data

A home is seen padlocked and boarded up in Brentwood, New York February 10, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Article By: Beth Pinsker Gladstone / REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) – Recent conflicting housing data has confused consumers and economists alike. Mortgage rates are hitting new historic lows, but, contrary to conventional wisdom, pending home sales and mortgage applications have declined. At the same time, home prices are rising. And that’s just this month. With […]

7 Tips For Laying Floor in Your Home if You Have No Clue How to Begin

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As some of you may know, my husband and I bought our first house last summer. After spending months shopping, we finally settled on what to me was the perfect house. Last summer, I spent two months painting, painting, and painting with my wonderful father before we moved and settled in. With a house, though, your […]