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Appeal Your Real Estate Tax Bill : 50% Of Homeowners Win Lower Rates

Has your home value dropped but not your real estate tax bill? File an appeal. More than 50% homeowners win. Here's how to do it.

A Bull Market For U.S. Housing As Home Supply Plummets

Home supply dropped to 5.4 months in October 2012 as the number of homes for sale dropped 22%.

CoreLogic : Housing Market Fueling Broader Economic Recovery

The housing market's recovery is influencing the broader U.S. economy. As housing improves through 2013, the economy may move to high gear.

Into 2013, Foreclosures Still Sell At Discounts Of 20 Percent

Foreclosure activity slips nationwide, creating a scarce market. And, with homes selling for 20% off, demand for forecloses remains high.

Mortgage Rates : Existing Home Sales Surpass Expectations

Mortgage rates worsened Monday, but remain near all-time lows. With Thanksgiving looming, the time may be right to lock a rate.

NAR : 46% Of First-Time Buyers Use FHA Mortgages

The National Association of REALTORS® highlights today's home buyer demographics. Fewer first-time buyers are women; more use FHA financing.

Mortgage Rates : All-Time Lows Into Thanksgiving Weekend

Conforming mortgage rates climbed last week; FHA and VA mortgage rates fell. In this week's holiday-shortened trading, rates may rise.

HARP, FHA Streamline Refinance Reducing U.S. Foreclosures

Foreclosure rates are falling. An improving economy contributes. So does HARP, the FHA Streamline Refinance and the VA Streamline Refinance.

Refinance Math : Homeowners Lowering Payments 25.5%, On Average

In Q3 2012, refinancing U.S. homeowners saved 25.5% on their mortgage payment, on average. HARP households saved even more.

Mortgage Rates Drop On Tame U.S. Inflation, Eurozone Recession

Mortgage rates improved Thursday, breaking a 2-day losing streak. Conforming, FHA and VA mortgage rates closed slightly lower.

Mortgage Rates : Low Rates Succumb To Late-Day Reversal

Mortgage rates rose Tuesday after a late-day selloff erased morning gains. Volatility may continue through Wednesday afternoon.

VA Mortgage : Eligible VA Homeowners Close On 20 Million Loans

Led by its zero-downpayment mortgage program and its ultra-easy VA Streamline Refinance, the VA home loan program may break records in 2013.

Mortgage Rates : Planning Your Rate Lock For The Week Ahead

Mortgage rates dropped big after last week's U.S. elections. This week, rate shoppers may see rates reverse course.

FHA Streamline Refinance : The Most Popular Mortgage Of 2012?

FHA Streamline Refinance activity is booming this year. Ultra-low mortgage rates and low closing costs are driving the demand.

Mortgage Rates : Still Falling Post-Election, Wary Of Greece

Mortgage rates improved for the second straight day Thursday and conforming, FHA and VA mortgage rates are approaching new, all-time lows.

Home Sellers : “We Think It’s A Good Time To Buy”

A survey of imminent home sellers suggests that the 2013 Housing Market will feature higher home prices and fewer negotiations.

Mortgage Rates Go Wild Post-Election; Plunge Unexpectedly

Post-election, U.S. mortgage rates are sinking unexpectedly. Conforming, VA, FHA and jumbo mortgage rates are performing better-than-expected..

Mortgage Rates : Rising Tuesday, Ready To Reverse Post-Election

Mortgage rates worsened Tuesday. Conforming and FHA mortgage rates climbed on Election Day. Post-election Wednesday, rates may recede.

U.S. Armed Services Veterans Piling Into VA Home Loan Guaranty Program

The Department of Veteran Affairs recently made its 20 millionth VA home loan. Here's why the program is so popular among Armed Services veterans.

Mortgage Rates Drop Monday Ahead Of U.S. Election Results

Mortgage rates of all types fell Monday -- conforming, FHA, VA, USDA and jumbo. Home buyers and refinancers are benefitting from the effects of Election Day and Hurricane Sandy.