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Get tips and information about today's housing market, realtors agents and brokers who sell us our homes and other non-traditional services in the real estate industry. Helpful Guides and Links:
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When Is It OK To Have a Mortgage in Retirement?

A new federal report says one-third of retirees now have a mortgage. That is virtually unprecedented in American history. Historically, when people turned 65, the majority of them would have been mortgage debt-free. But that scenario is changing. Having a mortgage in retirement may or may not be a danger ...

Is your chance to become a landlord over?

Is your chance to become a landlord over?

Think the opportunity to make money as a landlord is over now that real estate prices are firming up? That all depends on where you liveā€¦

HELOCs Make a Comeback

For the first time since the real estate bubble, your ability to borrow against the value of your home is returning. This is significant because over the last 8 years, there was almost no home equity line of credit (HELOC) activity and almost no second mortgage activity. But now we ...

Deals abound in this area of real estate

Deals abound in this area of real estate

Your chance to land a bargain in real estate hasn't ended yet. The screaming deals are still available in at least one segment of the housing market...

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 ...

Real Estate the best investment for Americans?

Real Estate the best investment for Americans?

Polls show most Americans believe Real Estate will be our prime investment in life. Clark disagrees, and says the smart money goes here...

Why intown properties are a smart buy today

Why intown properties are a smart buy today

Looking to buy a home, or to sell and move to another one? Knowing about this population trend can help you buy where home values are likely to rise quickly...

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.

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