Selling a Home

  • Freddie Mac and the Thrift Bank Mortgage Market

    Does Freddie Mac have your mortgage now? Banks sell loans on the secondary market to free up funding to make additional loans. Small thrift banks need to understand the process of becoming a Freddie Mac seller to sell their loans. The process is stringent...
    By Finn Orfano May 25, 2011 

  • Selling Your Home: Getting Interior Painting Quotes

    If you are planning to sell your home, one effective step you can take to help your home sell efficiently and for the best price, is to paint the interior of your home. Here are some guidelines on how to price house paint jobs and what factors might affect...
    By Patricia Tokar, CPA May 23, 2011 

  • How Much To Reduce The Price When Selling A Home

    With house prices falling and sales down many people are wondering how much to reduce price to sell home properties. Appropriate pricing should enable a house to be sold more quickly and allow the seller to meet their own financial needs.
    By Ciaran_john May 23, 2011 


  • Contingency Clauses: Understanding Simultaneous Closings

    Simultaneously selling a home and buying another home can be fraught with problems. Delays in loan approvals, property appraisals and more can create a number of problems. Putting the correct contingency clauses into a purchase and sale agreement can...
    By Finn Orfano May 18, 2011 

  • Creative Selling: Home Raffles

    A raffle by any other name is gambling. In some states, it is possible to raffle a house in conjunction with a contest or by teaming up with a local non-profit organization. Those who are considering a raffle to get rid of a home should think twice about...
    By Finn Orfano May 17, 2011 

  • Home Sales and Tax Ramifications

    There is no easy formula that will allow you to calculate what percentage of the sales price of a house is owed in taxes. The reason for this is there are formulas that must be taken into consideration which are supplied by the IRS.
    By Finn Orfano May 16, 2011 


  • Is Basement Waterproofing a Good Investment?

    Basement waterproofing has a high rate of home resale value in comparison to the expense. It can also eliminate health-threatening mold and prevent potentially devastating structural damage to your house.
    By Audrey F. Henderson May 9, 2011 

  • Bankruptcy Discharges: What Happens To Your Home?

    Bankruptcy is commonly used for those who are facing a temporary financial crisis. This allows a homeowner to keep their property and restructure their debt for easier repayment. The question becomes can you sell a home after Chapter 13 bankruptcy?...
    By Finn Orfano May 7, 2011 

  • Can a Divorced Man Sell His House Without His Ex-Spouse?

    For a divorced couple where the male partner has ownership of the property, the question may come up can a divorced man sell his house without the permission of his ex-spouse. Depending on the conditions laid out in the Qualified Domestic Relations Order...
    By Finn Orfano April 27, 2011 

  • Is It Legal To Sell My House To Avoid Foreclosure

    Selling your house to avoid foreclosure might be the best way to prevent long-term dings to credit scores. The sooner you can get out of the mortgage and move on, the faster you can rebuild your financial life
    By KimberLeo April 6, 2011 
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