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Why Jumbo Mortgages Are So Cheap By Peter Miller, Contributor January 20, 2014 Jumbo mortgages — gigantic loans which historically have been much-more expensive than FHA, VA and conventional financing — are selling at a discount. Top Trends in Manhattan Luxury Condos By Candice Schaffer, Contributor January 20, 2014 There's a new breed of luxury condos on the market and standouts like Thirty Park Place, Mercedes House, and 432 Park are at the forefront of this wave of change. Unemployment Down: Is The Fed In Trouble? By Peter Miller, Contributor January 13, 2014 The latest news on the unemployment front is good for just about everyone: The government says 203,000 jobs were added to the economy in November and that the unemployment rate is down from 7.0 percent to 6.7 percent. What Does Your Mortgage Really Cost? By Peter Miller, Contributor January 10, 2014 The government has just come out with a new form designed to explain how much a mortgage really costs. Best Ski Resort Towns for Real Estate Investing By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President January 10, 2014 With the busyness and stress of the holidays over it may be time to get away from it all by going on a ski vacation in a snowy mountain resort town. Is Real Estate Headed For A Fall? By Peter Miller, Contributor January 6, 2014 There are various people who think that both real estate and stocks are vastly overpriced. Last week, for example, the stock market closed with the S&P 500 over 1,800 for the first time while the Dow topped 16,000. Is the Freelance Movement Changing Real Estate Demand? By Frank Pipolo January 6, 2014 Here’s the dope on freelancing: it’s one of the greatest silent revolutions in the history of mankind. 20 Cities with Biggest Foreclosure Discounts By Daren Blomquist, RealtyTrac Vice President December 23, 2013 RealtyTrac has identified the top 20 U.S. cities with the deepest discounts still available on foreclosure homes, including several markets on both coasts, from the high end to the low end. Federal Reserve to Taper in January By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer December 19, 2013 Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve for a few more weeks, announced Wednesday that the Fed would begin tapering back on its $85 billion a month bond buying program. 5 Tips for Selling a Home in Winter By Octavio Nuiry, Senior Staff Writer December 17, 2013 Homeowners who list their homes in the winter usually are more motivated to sell, according to a new infographic from Veterans United. Print Email

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