WASHINGTON — Are you getting fleeced on appraisal charges when you buy a house or refinance? Could you be paying as much as double what the appraiser is receiving for actually doing the work, with... Read More
Town of Lockport will continue the annual reassessment program for 2017, according to Assessor Jill Lederhouse. Annual reassessment involves the review and analysis of all real property assessments... Read More
WASHINGTON — They are the three biggest snares for home buyers seeking mortgages, and if you focus on them in advance you’re much less likely to have your application denied.
This is especially... Read More
WASHINGTON — Feeling just a little bit richer lately despite the roller coaster swings in the stock market and your IRA and 401(k) balances? Maybe. Maybe not. But if you’re a homeowner, the odds... Read More
WASHINGTON — Could home sale closings get delayed in the coming months, even more than they are now? Bankers, real estate agents and title insurers think they might.
They are worried that the... Read More
But are you aware that if you fail to keep the insurance current, or the premiums aren’t paid from your escrow account, the lender or its mortgage servicer can obtain its own coverage, which may... Read More
WASHINGTON — So you’ve watched your home equity holdings grow steadily since the end of the recession and now you want to tap into that wealth to fund a remodeling, college tuition or some other... Read More
WASHINGTON — If you saw the White House announcement of lower insurance payments on Federal Housing Administration home mortgages recently, you might have wondered: Does this matter to me as a... Read More