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interest__max5128_450zillow.com - Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgages at 3.58 percent, down from 3.72 percent at this same time last week.

The 30-year fixed mortgage rate rose early in the week, peaking at 4.03 percent on Friday before falling to the current rate.

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house_nikolaichuk_450forbes.com - Whether you’re looking to sell your home or spent the last year waffling between renting or buying, you probably have one question as we head into the new year: Will 2015 be better — or are we headed into another year of the same?

There’s no such thing as a real estate crystal ball, and anyone who claims to have all the answers probably has a hidden agenda. With many factors to consider, let’s take a closer look.

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home_oleksandrmarynchenko_450cnbc.com - Next year is going to be a great one for real estate, two pros in the sector told CNBC on Monday. 

For broker Fred Glick, it's all about jobs, oil prices and interest rates, which translate into more money in consumers' pockets and more confidence.

"This is all going to turn around to a happiness. I call it the axis of housing happiness in that you have jobs, you have low oil prices and you have low interest rates."

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moneyhouse_oleg-doroshin_450realtytimes.com - There's one piece of advice that every real estate agent on earth will tell you - "If you overprice your home, it will take longer to sell and sell for less money."

Yet, sellers ignore them, and overprice their homes anyway, hoping their home will be the one to defy market physics. Why do they do it?

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box_3dfoto_450zillow.com - While you pack for that move, even if it’s just across town, take a home inventory of your possessions. We know what you’re thinking: Why make the moving process any more complicated? But a little more work now will save you time and effort should you ever have to file a home insurance claim.

Why do the inventory now? Because most people evaluate their possessions when they move — in hopes of pruning the amount of stuff that goes into the boxes. That makes it a great time to do inventory.

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interest_alexandrgordeev_450money.cnn.com - Mortgage rates are at their lowest level since October.

The average rate for a 30-year, fixed-rate loan fell to 4.14% from 4.2% last week, Freddie Mac said Thursday.

Interest rates have been pushed down as investors, skittish about the economy, have abandoned stocks for U.S. Treasuries, according to Mike Fratantoni, chief economist for the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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housekeys_voronin_450realtytimes.comYou may have loved your home when you first moved in, but over the years your feelings have changed.

You start to dream about another setting for your household -- on the beach, in the sky, on a golf course. You dream about a downstairs master suite, a bigger yard, an open kitchen -- something you don't have about your home right now.

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bank__olegdoroshin_450zillow.com - Getting pre-approved for a mortgage gets you one important step closer to securing the home you love. Pre-approval shows sellers and real estate agents that you are a serious buyer, it proves you are credit-worthy and in competitive markets, it helps you to move fast on the house you want. Many times, sellers will not even engage with a buyer if they are not pre-approved.

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kitchen_primoz_jenko_450For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home — a room in which we greet the day, make important plans and break bread with family and friends. Given the significance of this gathering place, it seems like a given that the colors used to decorate it should be both energizing and easy to live with. Which hue is right for you? The choice is a personal one, but we’ve found 10 inspirational examples to point you in the right direction.

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3186madrona_640zillow.com - House hunting is a little like speed dating. You only get a few minutes to make a great impression. That’s why curb appeal is so important.

“When potential buyers pull up to your house, they’re asking themselves: Is this place worth getting out of the car to look at?” says Kevin Kieffer, a real estate agent based in California’s East Bay area. “Your house needs to be framed up: It needs to look like a picture when people pull up. They expect to see tasteful paint colors, well-trimmed grass, new bark, fresh flowers — the whole deal.”

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