Mortgage Guide 101 Blog

July 2007 - Posts

In a market that has prices on the slide, nothing is more important than doing the right things to get the right price. That's where home staging (also called "home fluffing") is becoming more and more interesting to many sellers. The good news is that Read More...
Posted on July 18,2007

While the housing market is cooling, the national obsession with real estate and real estate topics has not. In fact, even the big players like Yahoo and Google are now pushing real estate information. If you go to Yahoo's real estate portal, you can Read More...
Posted on July 16,2007

If this is true, there could be a lot of people affected: an article on Reuters reports that a lawsuit has been launched against Countryside Financial Corp., alleging racial bias in how the company writes mortgage loans. The lawsuit accuses Countryside Read More...
Posted on July 14,2007

I'm going to finish up my series on environmentally-friendly building practices with an overview of "natural building". Natural building is a term used by Wikipedia to encompass the wide variety of practices in the eco-friendly building movement. I've Read More...
Posted on July 14,2007

Here's something new: I stumbled across a site from the UK that specializes in the rental and sales of exclusively eco-friendly homes! Now this is one way to properly showcase a home that's helping to preserve the earth while providing you a comfortable Read More...
Posted on July 12,2007

My "Going Green" series has been focusing a lot on what to look for if you are building new. But what about the homeowner who wants to renovate and still save the earth? Well, if your renovation includes a new floor for your room, consider bamboo instead Read More...
Posted on July 9,2007

The newest thing in eco-friendly building is -- you guessed it -- certification. An article in the Toronto Star showcases a number of green development projects, from homes to condos, and introduces the LEED certification to the home-buying consumer's Read More...
Posted on July 7,2007

Money from Uncle Sam? Yes, indeed! According to the Alliance to Save Energy, you could save $500 on your 2007 taxes with the right renovations to your home. Alliance President Kateri Callahan says, "Homeowners who make certain energy-efficiency home Read More...
Posted on July 6,2007

I'm just back from a family driving holiday (next time, we won't take the kids), and it certainly got me to thinking about greener building. I'm amazed at the amount of green space that is lost each year to a sea of houses. Why couldn't our building Read More...
Posted on July 4,2007
Advertiser Links for mortgage