The Obama administration's proposals this morning to extricate the government from mortgage lending sounded the death knell for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. They weren't good news for homebuyers, either. In the proposals were changes that will mean more expensive mortgages, with higher fees and, probably, higher interest rates, larger down payments and, in the near term, fewer lenders to choose from.
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Coldwell Banker River Valley, REALTORS® held its’ annual meeting at the Stoney Creek Inn in Onalaska on Saturday, January 22nd and awarded its’ top associates for sales production conducted in 2010. For the third straight year, Debbie Wickland was recognized as ‘Top Listing Sales Associate.’ Barb Simonis was awarded ‘Top Sales’ and Marilyn Reinart was presented with President’s Award.
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Money Crashers, U.S.News & World Report
Jan 31, 2011
Five years ago, it was easy to tell a good neighborhood from a bad one. All you had to do was conduct a quick check on nearby schools and keep an eye out for hopelessly abandoned properties. If the schools were good and the homes well-kept, the neighborhood, and your future home, were keepers.
Today, though, determining whether a neighborhood is good and will hold its value isn't so easy. The suburb... read more