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Homes & Real Estate

Federal tax credit for some energy-efficient home improvements Homes & Real Estate August 29, 2011
Energy efficient home improvements made to your primary residence could reduce your tax liability thanks to an extension of a…
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New watt-to-lumens conversion may confuse some
New watt-to-lumens conversion may confuse some Home Ownership August 16, 2011
I'm a light bulb freak. I have been since the 1990s when I started doing all I can to reduce…
Lenders now must disclose your score
Lenders now must disclose your score Money & Credit August 15, 2011
Full disclosure of your real credit score -- the one that lenders use to make a decision about your credit…
Real estate as a long term investment?
Real estate as a long term investment? Homes & Real Estate August 4, 2011
What's the key to long-term wealth? If you used to think it was your house, Clark charts a new path…
Watt to Lumen Conversion Chart
Watt to Lumen Conversion Chart Homes & Real Estate August 3, 2011
You used to look at "watts" to determine the brightness of a light bulb. But we're switching to "lumens" starting…
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment Scams & Rip-Offs August 2, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Got a letter in the mail saying your mortgage has been sold to a new servicer? It could…
Find great real estate deals on these sites
Find great real estate deals on these sites Homes & Real Estate July 25, 2011
Special incentive money is available for homebuyers who want to occupy REO (real-estate owned) property this summer. Learn what's on…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?” Scams & Rip-Offs July 22, 2011
Got a letter in the mail saying your mortgage has been sold to a new servicer? It could be a…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Lightbulbs: Watt-to-Lumen Conversion Chart Mobile & Electronics July 20, 2011
We all know how much light a 60-watt bulb will produce. But the brightness of new CFL and LED lightbulbs…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Homeowners insurance premiums take a hike Insurance July 19, 2011
Have you seen your homeowners insurance premium lately? It could be a shocker. Premiums are up by 25% to even…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Traveling con artists target homes in need of repair Homes & Real Estate July 18, 2011
You want a sure fire way to get scammed at your home? Well, I can show you one. Picture this:…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Is the time right to buy commercial real estate? Homes & Real Estate July 13, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: If you're a business owner, now could be a great time to buy traditional commercial space to house your…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Owner’s title insurance offers protection Homes & Real Estate July 12, 2011
Months ago, I told you story about terrible events in Colorado where person after person who refinanced their mortgage and…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Key rules for first-time homebuyers and investors in real estate Homes & Real Estate July 8, 2011
I believe real estate is a phenomenal opportunity for investors and a great opportunity for the first-time homebuyer right now.…
Save money on energy by unplugging your set-top box
Save money on energy by unplugging your set-top box Mobile & Electronics June 30, 2011
I've got an easy way for you to save money this summer and beyond and it comes from unplugging an…
Save money on energy by unplugging your set-top box
Is the housing market getting better or worse? Homes & Real Estate June 30, 2011
Is the housing market getting better or worse? We are in a time period where you can either scare yourself…
Save money on energy by unplugging your set-top box
Clark tours tornado-ravaged Joplin – June 2012 Homes & Real Estate June 27, 2011
Just recently, I spent two days in Joplin, Missouri -- the community that was devastated by the worst tornado recorded…
Save money on energy by unplugging your set-top box
Cash-in refinances getting more popular Homes & Real Estate June 23, 2011
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: I really wrestled with playing the money-saving sounder for this tip because what I'm about to discuss may…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered Homes & Real Estate June 6, 2011
Are you frustrated that you missed the refinance train when rates were at historic lows? Well, there may be a…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Americans’ mortgage debt is steadily reducing Homes & Real Estate May 31, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) shows that our mortgage balances have declined steadily and significantly from where we…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Banks serving foreclosure notices to dead people Homes & Real Estate May 26, 2011
The mishandling of foreclosures by the banks continues with a new allegation that says they're playing dirty pool with the…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Home-buying market favors first-timers, renters Homes & Real Estate May 16, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: There's been so much bad news recently on the housing front. New data shows housing prices that started to…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Banks in hot seat for illegal military foreclosures Jobs & Military May 13, 2011
Banks that were illegally foreclosing on homes owned by members of our military deployed overseas have been fully exposed in…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Why have light bulbs become such a wedge issue in our country? Home Ownership May 4, 2011
We are really a country that's been rubbed raw politically by the wedge issue of what kind of lightbulb you…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Lack of new construction sets the stage for eventual real estate Homes & Real Estate April 6, 2011
I get the question so often: "When is housing going to recover?" Instead of asking that question, we need to…
Mortgage brokers required by law to give you the best rate
Mortgage brokers required by law to give you the best rate Homes & Real Estate March 24, 2011
New rules going into effect in the next few days will outlaw the practice of mortgage brokers putting borrowers into…
Mortgage brokers required by law to give you the best rate
National Association of Realtors report not all gloom and doom Homes & Real Estate March 24, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: A new report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has added another layer of gloom to the housing…
Mortgage brokers required by law to give you the best rate
More signs that a slow, sluggish real estate recovery is here Homes & Real Estate March 22, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: I have some promising signs to share today that indicate the bleed is over and a sluggish recovery in…
Mortgage brokers required by law to give you the best rate
Housing remains more affordable than historical levels Homes & Real Estate March 11, 2011
Need another sign that housing is a real deal? Real estate remains more affordable than historical averages, according to the…
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