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As the year winds down, Zillow Real Estate Market Reports releases some optimistic news. While U.S. home values continue to drop, the year-over-year basis represents a 5.1 percent decline, "the rate of monthly depreciation has stabilized around -0.2 percent to -0.3 percent over the last few months," reports Zillow. FULL STORY ->
 
Real estate investors must be aware of the opportunities available through the Bankruptcy Code. Navigating this complex discipline depends on wise counsel and effective representation. To keep this ship afloat - to enable investors and companies to reach a more ideal destination - requires a thorough understanding of the obstacles (and opportunities) that define our current economy. FULL STORY ->
 
In Freddie Mac's results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average fixed mortgage rates at or near their all-time lows. The 30-year fixed matched the average all-time record low of 3.94 percent, and a new all-time record low was set for the 15-year fixed, both previously set in the October 6, 2011 Freddie Mac PMMS. The 5-year ARM also set a new all-time record low at 2.86 percent for the week. FULL STORY ->
 
With so much energy and attention being spent on fixing the economy, it's easy to lose sight of other important issues. One of these is the environment. Homes and households consume a large amount of energy and products to keep in good working order. FULL STORY ->
 
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says falls from ladders while stringing lights and hanging decorations, incidents of lacerations from broken glass ornaments and other holiday-related injuries are on the rise. FULL STORY ->