Thursday, September 15, 2011

6 real estate headlines: 15-September

A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders, homebuyers and home sellers.

Homeowners: Beware of post-Irene scams
: No matter if your home was affected by Hurricane Irene or any other natural disaster, a call to your insurance company should be the first call you make.
To protect real estate assets be prepared
Washington Post
: Couples who own real estate before marriage may take advantage of a particular form of title known as "tenancy by the entirety."
Do you have to escrow for taxes?
Washington Post
: If you are buying a home in the District and putting down 20 percent or more, you have the right to pay your own real estate taxes and insurance.
Six steps that could boost refinancing
Wall Street Journal
: Demand for new loans or refinancing remains muted, underscoring reasons why policy makers at the White House and Federal Reserve are thinking about new ways to help more homeowners refinance.


Jumbo loans make a come-back in metro market
Washington Examiner
: Jumbo loans in the $1 million to $3 million range, with interest rates between 4.25 percent and 4.75 percent, are available to buyers with credit scores of at least 740.
What $1.2M buys you in DC
DC Urban Turf: The second most-expensive home on the DC market is listed at $12 million. Here's a look of some other million dollar homes.

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