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Is There a 3.8% House Seller Tax in the Health Care Bill?

Is There a 3.8% House Seller Tax in the Health Care Bill?

We have received many questions about a possible 3.8% tax which will be put on home sales beginning in 2013…[read more]

The Lesson of Megan

The Lesson of Megan

This upcoming weekend, my daughter Megan, the eldest of our four children is graduating from Binghamton University. When these type of life events happen, I like to reflect upon both “How did we get here?” and “What are the best actions I can take to make sure things stay on the right path?” As I […]

New Foreclosure Wave: What Will Be the Impact?

New Foreclosure Wave: What Will Be the Impact?

We reported two months ago that foreclosures will significantly increase this summer as a result of The National Mortgage Settlement. This month, both Reuters…[read more]

Are Your Property Taxes Too High? Income Tax Isn't the Only Important Tax This Time of Year

Are Your Property Taxes Too High? Income Tax Isn’t the Only Important Tax This Time of Year

We may be in the middle of income tax season, but hoping you’ll be getting a refund isn’t the only thing you should be thinking about this time of year…especially if you’re a homeowner. That’s because the National Taxpayers Union (a nonprofit citizen group) estimates that between 30 and 60 percent of properties are assessed […]

March Madness for Real Estate and Mortgages

March Madness for Real Estate and Mortgages

It’s the time of year when the so-called experts tell you how to fill out your brackets for college basketball. The frenzy has been coined March Madness. Well, in the mortgage industry, we are seeing a frenzy of headlines, offers of so-called expert advice, and an unusually high level of buzz around real estate and […]

The Next Mortgage Crisis...and your Retirement

The Next Mortgage Crisis…and your Retirement

Liz Davidson, Contributor As a financial education company, we often see financial crises coming because employees contact us when they have financial problems or concerns they need help resolving. With the recent mortgage crisis, we began to see a major spike in calls on debt in the year leading up to the meltdown. Debt calls […]

Great Window of Opportunity

Great Window of Opportunity

You may have heard that home loan rates have improved and are back down to near historic levels. In fact, I’ve been…[read more]

Expert Insight on the Economy, Housing and other Current Financial Events

Expert Insight on the Economy, Housing and other Current Financial Events

Sue Woodard and Bill Bodnar recently sat down with financial
expert Knight Kiplinger to discuss the economy, housing and other current financial events…[read more]

Distressed Properties Data...The Devil Is in the Details

Distressed Properties Data…The Devil Is in the Details

Home Prices Through 2015

Home Prices Through 2015

Everyone seems to have an opinion on where home prices are headed. Housing bulls are saying prices may start rebounding as early as later this year. Some housing bears are saying that prices may still drop another 10-15%. What actually is going to happen? [read more]