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5 Good Reasons To Refinance Your Home

When you’ve been through the mortgage process once, you might not love the thought of doing it again. The paperwork can be off-putting, as can the idea of getting the house looking its best for a valuation. Because of that, a lot of people miss out on the benefits they could gain by switching things […]

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Promising realty investments outside the housing market

The US housing market is headed for its biggest slowdown in years, with affordability a ‘headache’ for buyers. This is according to Bloomsberg Businessweek, which claims that buyers are being ‘squeezed by rising mortgage rates and by prices climbing about twice as fast as incomes.’ Home sales are at their slowest for eight months and […]

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How To Acquire Your First Home Easier

Search Carefully When it comes to managing your wealth and investing in a property, owning a home is still part of the fabric of the Australian dream, and for many of us, turning this dream into a reality starts with securing a home loan. Securing a home loan isn’t easy, but it isn’t impossible—even if […]

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Five Things you Should do Before Applying for a Mortgage

Home buyers in today’s market need to be up to speed on the mortgage lending process, but what about before you apply? Below are just five things you should do prior to sending off your application, if you want to boost your chances of getting the go-ahead for the house of your dreams. 1) Boost […]

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Are You Facing the Threat of Repossession of Your Home by Your Lender?

  The threat of the repossession of your home by your mortgage lender is a very serious issue. Many people have invested a sizeable proportion of their savings in their home and this money would be lost in the event of their home being repossessed. If a homeowner fails to make their mortgage payments, then […]

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6 Top Financial Reasons to Stop Renting and Buy a Home

You’ve no doubt heard that piece of that says, “There’s no place like home,” but is owning a home really that big of a deal? In a word, yes. Aside from pride of ownership, there are several great financial reasons to trade in your rent cheque for a down payment. You’ve no doubt heard that […]

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The Hong Kong Real Estate Market is Showing Signs of Cooling

New data show that the volume of deals in Hong Kong – one of the world’s most expensive real estate markets – is easing. The number of Hong Kong property transactions in April was down 23% from the previous month, and down 27% from a year earlier

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Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”: Australia’s Property Boom

You only need to read the headlines with such stories as “Record Bidding”, “Hot Auctions”, to see that the property market is once again red hot. With such record-setting, red-hot fever, however, comes concerns. The issue of affordability equally makes the headlines, particularly with the Reserve Bank of Australia having increased interest rates the last five out of six times that they have met and building approvals either stagnant or declining. Additionally, wages are not growing anywhere near fast enough to keep up with the cost of living.

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USA Real Estate Update: Spotlight on New York and California

Property prices across the US are down by an average of 7.6%, with Florida taking a huge hit with an average decrease in price of 16.9%. California property owners have experienced an average price fall of 11.2% and New York homes have lost an average of 4.8% of value. Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes investigates.

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The Credit Crisis Confusion: Michael Marquette’s “View from the Bridge”

Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette is not surprised at the confusion in the real estate market place, given the mixed messages the media is giving. They are inconsistent and hedging their bets is not helpful. We cannot be having a boom in property prices at the same time as having no boom. Marquette Turner Luxury Homes continue to say it like it is.

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