Home equity offers make a comeback, but be careful

[--- Reading Time: 5 minutes ---]The comeback in home values means more people can tap into quick cash through home equity loans to pay for college, credit card debt and yes, even to redo the driveway. Jo and Bronce Click of Dearborn Heights, Mich., took out a $12,000...

5 ways home loans are becoming easier to get

[--- Reading Time: 5 minutes ---]The easy credit that crashed the housing market led to lending standards so strict that Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke blamed them for hurting the recovery. In recent months, however, lenders have relaxed their grip...

Is your home ready to weather a storm?

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]As extreme weather becomes more common across the state, Fremont Insurance, a Michigan-based property and casualty insurance carrier, offers homeowners advice on how to make sure their homes are prepared to deal with storms....

Homebuyers undeterred by seller’s market

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Redfin, a technology-powered real estate broker, today released its latest survey of homebuyers. Data was collected from May 17 through May 21, capturing sentiment of 1,353 active homebuyers across 22 U.S. markets who had recently...

7 tips for staging your home to sell

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]First impressions are important when you put your home on the market. Consider that most buyers will spend just a few minutes in a house before deciding to make an offer, so invest your time and money wisely by following these seven...