Foyer design tips

Real Estate Agent - Solid Source Realty
For most homes, the hallway or foyer is the first place that guests see when visiting the home. A dull or boring foyer in a beautiful house does not make for a good first impression. Deep, bright colors make for an elegant entry to your home and set the tone for the rest of the house. Painting is fairly simple, and there are many techniques to aid you in choosing the best color to go with your home’s existing color scheme.
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) announced Wednesday that it would be lifting the caps it had imposed several years ago to limit growth of Freddie Mac's and Fannie Mae's owned portfolios.The caps had been instituted after both of the huge government sponsored enterprises...
You can tap your home's equity to pay the bills if you are laid off. But you have to take action while you still have a job.There are two ways to extract equity from your home without selling it or refinancing the mortgage. One way is to get a home-equity loan -- a lump sum that you repay over a ...
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Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that Fannie Mae is proposing to ban the use of appraisals by a lender's employees or those arranged by mortgage brokers.The proposal was contained in what Bloomberg referred to as a "talking points" memo distributed to lenders this week and was in response to ...
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Heres a story that I found on  A coalition of lenders, loan servicers and investors have reportedly agreed to a plan that would freeze interest rates on some subprime mortgage loans for five years.Borrowers with loans made between Jan. 1,  2005, through July 30 of this year who face...
  Here is the partial article:The U.S. Council of Mayors released a devastating report on the impact on member communities of the ongoing housing market problems. The report, prepared by Global Insight, an economic forecasting firm, was presenting at a meeting of the Conference attended by mortga...
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A massive national property information database envisioned by a National Association of Realtors advisory group would be governed by brokers, owned by the Realtor trade group, and accessible to varying degrees by consumers, agents, brokers, appraisers and government agencies.This so-called Gatew...

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