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Home sales down but experts not worried

Mortgage rates fell this week as global market concerns resurfaced and government bond yields moved lower. Meanwhile, more data shed light on the housing market’s strengthening recovery.

Can HOA’s stop criminals?

Homeowner associations are not the police department. There is only so much that the board and management company can do in helping to deter crime.


Data on local resales

Home improvement hot spots: Who’s remodeling?

After doing just enough to maintain their homes in the wake of the Great Recession, Americans are starting to ramp up spending on backyard decks, spalike bathrooms and other vanity improvements.

Vegas loan officer Fred Grohgan answers question on rate locks

Dear Expert: I’m thinking about taking the leap and buying a home. I hear the term “rate lock” a lot. Exactly what is it and would now be a good time to use it? — All Locked Up Dear Locked:

Six signs of a hot housing market

You have to research mortgage rates, work on your credit, find a lender, all in the hopes of finding the most affordable financing possible.

What is a good faith estimate?

Q: What is a good faith estimate?

U.S. residential loan originations increase

1,950,267 loans were originated on single-family homes and condos in the second quarter, up 22 percent from the previous quarter and up 23 percent from a year ago to the highest level since the third quarter of 2013.

Appraiser can value hoarder’s home

Q: My mother is a hoarder. She owns her split-level ranch-style home, which is in my deceased father’s name and hers. Mother is 98 years old and has dementia, which is in the more-than-moderate stage. She lives by herself with her dog.

A goodwill adjustment letter can raise your score

Your credit score is affected by numerous factors, but late payments on your credit card, mortgage and auto loan can be among the worst ways to damage your score. No matter the reason for your tardiness, a late payment tells creditors that repaying the money you’ve borrowed isn’t something you take seriously.