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LANDLORD INTERVENTION NOW AVAILABLE!

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 […]

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Time to Buy Your Spanish Villa

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 […]

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Foreclosures Up for First Time in 27 Months

  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 […]

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Mortgage applications rose last week: MBA

  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 […]

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

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 […]

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Your Money: Reading the Tea Leaves of Housing Data

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 […]

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

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.┬áLast summer, I spent two months painting, painting, and painting with my wonderful father before we moved and settled in. With a house, though, your […]

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It’s That Time of Year Again: Let’s Do Some Yard Work …

Well, we’re well into the spring season now. And with spring comes yard work and snakes. Yes, I met one yesterday. I am not sure who was more upset — my dog who stepped on it or me who had the heart attack screaming at it. The snake didn’t care, obviously. It just found a […]

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GET REAL: THE TRUE COST OF PURCHASING A HOUSE

I will be honest. I didn’t know. I knew all about taxes, mortgage, and insurance. I knew about emergency plans and having a little extra set aside each month. But, I didn’t know about everything else — paint, molding, flooring, mops, vacuums, furniture, more paint, flowers, hanging baskets, wreaths on the door, lawn mowers, trimmers, […]

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We Wear the Mask

We all want to have the best and the nicest. We all want to believe that we are better off than our friends and family. We want to look at our neighbors and say we are doing better. Well, let me impart some wisdom — there will always be someone richer. Even Bill Gates became […]

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