Homes & Real Estate / Gov't Incentives & Programs

  • Do Real Estate Agents Really Matter Anymore?

      

    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...

  • First time homeowners: Save big on mortgages

      

    Clark breaks down the changes in the FHA loan program and tells you what to look for while shopping for mortgage lenders.

  • New Mortgage Requirements for First-Time Homebuyers

      

    Good news for first-time homebuyers or those who don't own a home today and want to. The strict regulations that forced so many of you out of the market are easing up. Downpayments and...

  • Foreclosure deals for the average homebuyer

      

    Special cash incentives are on the table for homebuyers who want to owner-occupy our nation's foreclosures. No investors allowed in this sweet deal!

  • Fannie Mae offers cash incentives toward closing costs

      

    Fannie Mae is offering special incentives to buyers if you buy one of their REOs through March 31, 2014. Up to 3.5% in closing cost assitance is available strictly for people who want to occupy...

  • Tips for first-time homebuyers

      

    For many people, right now is the most ideal time that may come along in your lifetime to be a first-time homebuyer. There are two reasons: Cheap home prices and incredible mortgage interest...

  • Winter heating bill too high? Consider an energy tax credit

      

    Is your winter heating bill too high? Grab an energy tax credit for yourself to offset the cost -- before they expire!Climatologists are predicting it will be more expensive to heat your home this...

  • Why you need to have flood insurance

      

    There's a renewed focus on flood insurance after Congress removed the subsidies and sent premiums through the roof in some cases.Too often, homeowners think their regular insurance policy will...

  • Wells Fargo flouting mortgage relief settlement?

      

    UPDATE: Wells Fargo is being sued by the Attorney General of New York for failing to comply with the terms of the National Mortgage Settlement. As a result, the bank is under renewed pressure to...

  • New help for foreclosure recovery

      

    Thought you were barred from buying a new home after a foreclosure or a short sale for 7 years? New rules could put the keys in your hands again after just 12 months.

  • Buying a home again after a foreclosure, short sale

      

    If you thought you were barred from buying a new house after a foreclosure or a short sale, the Los Angeles Times  reports the rules are about to change. New rules, new house Let's...

  • 5 tips for successful FHA refinancing

      

      Whether you opted for an FHA loan because you wanted to make a lower down payment or because you needed easier credit standards, you may be considering refinancing your home. While a...

  • Clark's take on reverse mortgages

      

    Reverse mortgages let retired folks who are running out of money remain in their home and get a check each month by borrowing against their equity. Is this as sweet a deal as it sounds?

  • Monetary compensation coming for those who faced foreclosure

      

    A new settlement could put a check in your mailbox as early as next week if you rightfully or wrongly went through a foreclosure in 2009 or 2010. CNNMoney reports the $3.6 billion foreclosure...

  • FHA: Recent foreclosure? No problem!

      

    The FHA is undertaking a controversial move that could either help alleviate the inventory of foreclosures on its books or present a real moral hazard for taxpayers. If you were foreclosed on 3...