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interest__max5128_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for a 30-year fixed mortgage fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace at 4.09 percent, down from 4.18 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate steadily declined last week, dropping to as low as 4.07 percent on Monday before rising to the current rate this morning.

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housekeys_voronin_450Owning your own home can be a joy, but as the old saying goes, "into each life some rain must fall."

 When it comes to being a homeowner, that precipitation can be the constant upkeep a house requires. And unfortunately, sometimes when it rains, it pours.

 While no one likes the large expense involved in replacing an entire roof or all of the siding on their home, sometimes it makes the most financial sense. Spending money on repairs may be simply putting off the inevitable for a few months or even weeks before you still end up writing the big check.

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interest__max5128_450realtor.com - After seeing steady gains toward the end of 2013, key mortgage rates fell to one-month lows this week following reports of a weakening economic recovery.

The average interest rate for 30-year fixed mortgages, which surpassed the 4.51 percent threshold in the first week of January, dropped for the second consecutive week to 4.41 percent, according to the latest survey from mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.

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credit__semboda_tioss_halala_450Last month your credit score was 735. You checked it again this morning, and it’s 20 points lower. What’s up?

It could be any combination of factors. There are different credit scoring models used, and they can weigh factors differently to determine your score. To read the  five of the most common reasons you could experience a dip in your score:

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bank__olegdoroshin_450realestate.msn.com - Here's a scenario that might surprise you: Your credit cards don't have balances, yet your mortgage application can still be in jeopardy. Doesn't make sense, right? Yet here's an obstacle lenders encounter when trying to qualify you for a mortgage and you have credit card payments.

Many consumers are responsible, paying in full their monthly credit card purchases. At the beginning of the following month, they run up the card again with purchases and then pay it off again in full. Sounds like a responsible credit card habit, doesn't it?

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snow_ingehogenbijl_450If it hasn’t already found its way to your home, it no doubt will. Winter is here, and if you live in a part of the country where snow and ice are likely — an increasingly larger swath of the country these days — then you’ll be shoveling, salting, deicing, scraping and blowing or throwing snow on your property soon. Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for whatever winter sends your way.

No. 1: Upgrade your snow shovel, No. 2: Buy a good windshield scraper,  No. 3: Stock up on ice melter, No. 4: Invest in a roof rake, No. 5: Consider a snow blower or thrower.

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450homes.yahoo.com - Are you shopping around for home insurance? Make sure you understand the difference between replacement cost and actual cash value coverage - or it could cost you.

When it comes to paying for damage to the possessions in your home, you basically have two home insurance choices: a policy based on either replacement cost coverage or actual cash value coverage.

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realestate.msn.com - To many buyers, a house that's been on the market a long time must have hidden problems. And that could lead to unnecessary and endless price reductions. Luckily, even in a distressed market, there are ways to prevent roots from sprouting under the 'for sale' sign.

To get a sense of what we mean, see the five tips below, all from experienced agents who say these are areas where home sellers often need some persuading.  1. Price it right; price it low 2. Try a fresh sales approach  3. Don’t try too hard to fight the market 4. Remember, renovations aren't a magic bullet 5. Don’t, repeat don’t, skip the online sales push

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The housing market has been undergoing significant improvements in the past year, and that trend is reflected in a variety of ameliorating real estate statistics, including the still-growing number of home sales.

The number of pending home sales seen through the end of May increased 6.7 percent from April and 12.1 percent on an annual basis, bringing the current level seen nationwide to its highest point since December 2006, just prior to the start of the housing meltdown beginning in earnest, according to the latest Pending Home Sales Index from the National Association of Realtors.

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money.cnn.com - In a dramatic about-face for the housing market, sellers are now calling the shots.

A survey of more than 2,000 Americans found that 33% of the 365 who were searching for a home have been on the hunt for more than a year and many were willing to make compromises on where they live or the type of home they would buy in order to close the deal, Century 21 Real Estate reported Wednesday.

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