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Clark's take: Where home values are headed

Clark's take: Where home values are headed

Confused about all the housing market stats you're hearing? Is it a flipper's market again?

The dangers of forced place insurance

Forced place insurance has re-emerged as a problem for homeowners who have insurance but haven't properly informed their mortgage lenders. There was a story I told on the air long ago where I owned a condo on which I had a condo policy that cost $180. But to my surprise, ...

"Walkability factor" driving up real estate values

"Walkability factor" driving up real estate values

Clark explains where the real money in real estate is in light of the new trend toward bike- and pedestrian-friendly communities.

What's driving the economic recovery in 2014?

What's driving the economic recovery in 2014?

After a rough winter slowed the economy in much of the country, Clark has a revised economic forecast for 2014, driven by a surge in this sector.

Interest-only mortgages make a comeback

Interest-only mortgages are roaring back to life after doing some much harm to so many. But is this kind of loan automatically a bad idea? I remember getting the first calls about 15 years ago when interest-only loans started being offered. It was like callers wanted me to condone their ...

Crucial insurance for home purchases and refis

Crucial insurance for home purchases and refis

When you buy a home or refinance one, you need a simple insurance policy that very few buy…even though being without it can be deadly to your finances.

Real estate projections for 2014

Real estate projections for 2014

Will 2014 be a buyers' or a sellers' market ? And what if you're a renter? Clark has the latest scoop from the real estate industry.

New rules for mortgages now in effect

After years of dithering, new rules on mortgages went into effect earlier this month. The new rules influence what kind of loans a lender may offer you. You will start to hear the term "qualified mortgage." What makes a qualified mortgage today is different than what it used to mean. ...

Strategies for buying the best washer and dryer

Shopping for a new washer or dryer? You don't have to pay big bucks to get the reliability and performance you want. I recently had to shop for a new clothes washer/dryer combo after ours croaked following years of loyal service. So I shopped at a scratch and dent appliance ...

The pros and cons of for sale by owner

With all the technology out there for home buyers and sellers, do real estate agents really matter anymore? For buyers, the research you can do online and with your phone is amazing. Apps like Redfin and HomeSnap will let you drive down a street, pull out your smartphone, aim it ...

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