4 points

How to Refinance Your Home - Loans Guide on Yahoo! Personal Finance – finance.yahoo.com

This is a quite useful guide on how to refinance. It explains some important points that one should consider before refinancing. Refinancing doesn't always lead to saving money so one should research before acting.


4 points

A great article on the cause of the current financial crisis – finance.yahoo.com

This article about the current financial crisis is the best I have seen so far. The explanation on the cause and possible outcome provides some excellent points.


4 points

Home Prices: Now for the Good News – smartmoney.com

Some markets might rebound earlier than the others, according to smartymonty.com. They are Seattle, Des Moines, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Birmingham, Denver.
What do you think?


4 points

Pending home sales post increase of 6.3 pct - Yahoo! Finance – finance.yahoo.com

In the wake of the deep discount in certain areas, pending home sale has rebounded in December. According to NAR.


4 points

The $15,000 Home Buying Tax Credit: 6 Things to Know - The Home Front – usnews.com

With the great mortgage rate and the higher tax credit, it may be a good timing for the potential home buyers to step in from the sideline. Although it may still be too early for certain areas in California (prices are still too high).


4 points

Homeowner Confidence by Region | Zillow® Blog – zillowblog.com

Earlier I reported on the always-surprising findings of our quarterly Homeowner Confidence Survey, which polls 1500+ U.S. homeowners about their perception of their own home’s value. Results show most homeowners are no longer in denial about whether their homes lost value in 2008 — 57 percent of U.S. homeowners say their home’s value declined over the past year, when in fact ...


4 points

How Banks Are Worsening the Foreclosure Crisis – news.yahoo.com

So let me get this straight,
They started the mess;
They continue to make it worse;
And we rescue them?


4 points

Practicing Thrift Can Give Your Spirits a Lift – finance.yahoo.com

According to this article, being frugal can make you happy.


4 points

10 Cheap Ways to Boost Your Sales Price by Spring - Yahoo! Real Estate – realestate.yahoo.com

Tips on preparing your house for sale.


4 points

How can insurance claims on the house you don't yet own haunt you? – insure.com

It may, if you want to buy this home. Checking how insurable a home is beforehand is one thing as important as securing your finance (and most people forget.) If the past owner files multiple claims on the house, you might find your new dream home is uninsurable.
Think twice, three times, before calling your insurance agent because a simple price quote on a leaky faucet can result a record on you...


4 points

Rent vs. own ratio to flip in 2011? - Fortune Finance – finance.fortune.cnn.com

A new year prediction for 2011.


3 points

Sales of U.S. Existing Homes Decrease on Lack of Supply - Bloomberg – bloomberg.com

It seems finally we have some good problems :)


3 points

Fixing decayed (rotted) wood using an epoxy penetrant and filler - Fixing Our Historic House – hereandthere.org

A nice article on using epoxy penetrants/consolidants to fix rotted wood in old house. It is most definitely the cheaper way comparing with replacing the wood.


3 points

Wall Repair and what kind of fasteners to use to hang stuff on the wall – msue.msu.edu

This is by far the best article that I can find about wall repairing and wall fasteners.


3 points

When Renting is Better than Home Buying – salary.com

when renting is better than buying.

A great article to read before you make your decision.