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Flying high: Airstream can’t keep up with demand

Not only are the retro-looking “silver bullet” travel-trailers still being built by hand at the same western Ohio site that has produced them for 60 years, but the company also can’t roll them out of there fast enough.

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Save money with FHA loans

By Alain Valles On Jan. 7 President Obama announced that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will drastically lower the cost of FHA mortgage insurance by 37 percent. This reduction, combined with record low interest rates, has created a tremendous opportunity for millions of people to save billions of dollars on current and future FHA loans. […]

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Wake up your lazy asset with new lending option

By Alain Valles If you are like most people your two largest retirement assets are your investment savings and your home. However, due to its illiquidity, the home is seldom part of the retirement planning conversation. It has simply been too hard to turn home equity into ready cash. But a paradigm shift is occurring […]

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Not always easy enforcing rules in housing community

By Marianne Delorey© I’ve been in property management for most of my adult life. It is a great job and one that has provided me with a fair amount of excitement but mostly, a sense of doing something important. I help people. I provide them with housing that is safe, attractive and affordable. Mostly, I […]

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle

As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the tech worker signed up for the retailer’s free credit monitoring offer.

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Take action before the reverse mortgage rules change in March

By Alain Valles Over the past 25 years hundreds of thousands of homeowners age 62 years or older have converted the equity in their home into tax-free cash through a reverse mortgage. However, on March 2, new rules go into effect for reverse mortgages. The most significant impact will be that all borrowers will be […]

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