Obama’s budget and tax rehash


I would say stop me if you’ve heard this before, but then you’d quit reading! I’m talking, of course, about President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal. Most of the tax proposals in the president’s latest version (released April 10) of how he would like to finance our country’s operations are the same items he’s proposed […]

Eager buyers knocking on doors

Faced with a reduced inventory of available homes and an improving housing market, buyers eager to make a move are approaching homeowners who don’t even have a for-sale sign in the yard. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors, 20 percent of the respondents say they sold their homes as a result of […]

Another foreclosure wave?


Just when you think the housing market is recovering, here comes the reminder: The foreclosure crisis is far from over. Lenders started the foreclosure process on more than 311,000 properties in the second quarter of this year, according to a report by RealtyTrac. That’s an increase of 9 percent compared to the first three months […]