8 things to consider before relocating

8 things to consider before relocating Don’t assume grass is always greener in a new city “Moving to a new area can be daunting. You can ease the anxiety if you do your home work and take a few precautions that might not be necessary if you were selling one house and buying another one …

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Mortgage aid open to more Calif. borrowers

A state-run program that helps homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages now has broader eligibility guidelines, opening up help to borrowers who did “cash-out” refinances and own multiple properties, said California Housing Finance Agency officials on Monday. The mortgage-aid effort, called Keep Your Home California, so far has helped close to 8,000 low- and moderate-income …

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California expands ‘Hardest Hit’ eligibility for distressed homeowners

California has expanded the pool of borrowers who could qualify for three programs aimed at helping families at risk of losing their homes, by making those who tapped their home equity or who took out loans after Jan. 1, 2009, eligible for assistance. The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is administering nearly $2 billion in …

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Americans Confident in Recovery of Real Estate Market

The majority of America’s potential homebuyers and sellers — 68 percent — believe that the real estate market and property values will recover in the next year or two, according to a new survey by Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services, a Prudential Financial, Inc. [NYSE:PRU] company.  This exceeds the 47 percent of Americans who expected …

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