Recent Real Estate Scams To Watch Out For

Heed warning signs of real estate scamsNews As housing recovers and technology evolves, real estate scams have not decreased. Despite government initiatives on both and federal and state levels, they’ve flourished into more elaborate cons. Homeowners have been scammed out of an average of $4,000 to $5,000 from scams, according to NeighborhoodWorks America, the nonprofit organization behind the Loan Modification Alert campaign.

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Passive Housing, catching on in Europe

The Passive House: Sealed for FreshnessSEATTLE – When you visit Sloan and Jennifer Ritchie’s new passive house in the Madison Park neighborhood here, it takes a while to notice all the things you’re not hearing. Look out the living room windows and you can see a gardener wielding one of those ear-piercing leaf blowers in the yard, but you would never know it inside.

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A funny read about the New York real estate market

Garbage Disposals Are the New Kitchen AmenityIn addition to large price tags, these listings have something else in common. They all puff out their chest to announce: This apartment has a garbage disposal. This little appliance of convenience has been widely available in much of the country since the middle of the last century, but residential garbage disposals were, in fact, illegal in New York City until 1997.

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2013 Mortgage Rates Forecast | Bankrate.comPolyana da Costa covers mortgages and housing topics for She has been interviewed as a real estate expert by various news outlets, including ABC News Radio, CBS Radio and local NBC affiliates. She also has been cited by and quoted by U.S. News & World Report, the Fiscal Times and among others.

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