What to Do if You Can't Make Your Mortgage Payment

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By Elizabeth Weiss

Living paycheck to paycheck is not uncommon for many homeowners.

And sometimes, when you find yourself in a bind and you’re struggling to make the next mortgage payment, you may be tempted to try to skip a payment, thinking you can repay it later once you get back on track.

But a passive approach to a financial issue – particularly one involving something as impactful as your mortgage – is not advisable. Being proactive and straightforward wit…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/if-you-cant-make-mortgage-207198/

By Elizabeth Weiss

Living paycheck to paycheck is not uncommon for many homeowners.

And sometimes, when you find yourself in a bind and you’re struggling to make the next mortgage payment, you may be tempted to try to skip a payment, thinking you can repay it later once you get back on track.

But a passive approach to a financial issue – particularly one involving something as impactful as your mortgage – is not advisable. Being proactive and straightforward wit…

The Ins and Outs of Showing Property

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Showing a property is essential to the home-selling process. Every market works differently, but buyers and sellers will quickly learn the ropes by working with a competent local agent.

The last-minute call to show a property is par for the course. Should the listing agent and seller accommodate? Is it better to hold off a buyer for a day or so?

It’s a dilemma, but sellers and their agents should have a concrete strategy for showing. While homeowners need to be as flexible as p…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/ins-and-outs-showing-property-84848/

Showing a property is essential to the home-selling process. Every market works differently, but buyers and sellers will quickly learn the ropes by working with a competent local agent.

The last-minute call to show a property is par for the course. Should the listing agent and seller accommodate? Is it better to hold off a buyer for a day or so?

It’s a dilemma, but sellers and their agents should have a concrete strategy for showing. While homeowners need to be as flexible as p…

What voters are saying in this Florida city crushed by foreclosures

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Voters going to the polls in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where 1 in 5 mortgages are still underwater, have their pocketbooks top of mind….

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Voters going to the polls in Port St. Lucie, Florida, where 1 in 5 mortgages are still underwater, have their pocketbooks top of mind….

Ben Feldman of 'Superstore' Trades Mid-Century Homes in LA

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shutterstock_197384321Fresh from buying a new home in Hollywoodland, “Superstore” star Ben Feldman and his actress wife, Michelle Mulitz, have listed their mid-century charmer near Los Angeles’ popular Runyon Canyon Park.

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shutterstock_197384321Fresh from buying a new home in Hollywoodland, “Superstore” star Ben Feldman and his actress wife, Michelle Mulitz, have listed their mid-century charmer near Los Angeles’ popular Runyon Canyon Park.

Set a Fabulous Table for Fall

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Fall’s whimsically shaped produce and bold-hued foliage offer fantastic inspiration for your seasonal decorating.

See two gorgeous and budget-friendly options for setting a stunning table for fall entertaining.

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Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/set-a-fabulous-table-for-fall-185028/

Fall’s whimsically shaped produce and bold-hued foliage offer fantastic inspiration for your seasonal decorating.

See two gorgeous and budget-friendly options for setting a stunning table for fall entertaining.

Don’t miss out on the next Zillow video! Subscribe today to see the latest. 

Design resource guide

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Black, Hispanic Mortgage Applicants Denied at Twice the Rate of Whites, Asians

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Black and Hispanic people who apply for mortgages continue to be denied at rates far higher than whites and Asians.

The numbers have improved in recent years, with 22.4 percent of black applicants denied conventional loans in 2015, according to Zillow Research’s analysis of the latest Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data. That’s down from a denial rate of 30.5 percent in 2010….

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/mortgage-applications-2015-207578/

Black and Hispanic people who apply for mortgages continue to be denied at rates far higher than whites and Asians.

The numbers have improved in recent years, with 22.4 percent of black applicants denied conventional loans in 2015, according to Zillow Research’s analysis of the latest Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data. That’s down from a denial rate of 30.5 percent in 2010….

The Magic of Division

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Division is one of the coolest magic tricks a gardener can pull off.

It involves digging up a single plant, breaking it into two or more pieces, and replanting them to multiply all by themselves – until you decide to divide again.

So, really, plant division is multiplication. (Mind blown.)

Why and what to divide

Dividing a plant not only creates “new” plants, it also rejuvenates old, congested plants, and allows you to pull out any diseased portions …

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/the-magic-of-plant-division-206844/

Division is one of the coolest magic tricks a gardener can pull off.

It involves digging up a single plant, breaking it into two or more pieces, and replanting them to multiply all by themselves – until you decide to divide again.

So, really, plant division is multiplication. (Mind blown.)

Why and what to divide

Dividing a plant not only creates “new” plants, it also rejuvenates old, congested plants, and allows you to pull out any diseased portions …

House of the Week: A Converted One-Room Schoolhouse

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In 2012, Bronson Bigelow and his wife already owned a weekend home in Sullivan County in the Catskills, about 100 miles north of New York City. But when they found out that the gorgeous gospel church around the corner from them was for sale, they couldn’t resist.

“When we first bought, it we just wanted to save it,” explains Bigelow. “But when we started peeling back the layers, it was too cool not to do something special with it.”

Originally built in 1893 as a one-room schoolho…

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In 2012, Bronson Bigelow and his wife already owned a weekend home in Sullivan County in the Catskills, about 100 miles north of New York City. But when they found out that the gorgeous gospel church around the corner from them was for sale, they couldn’t resist.

“When we first bought, it we just wanted to save it,” explains Bigelow. “But when we started peeling back the layers, it was too cool not to do something special with it.”

Originally built in 1893 as a one-room schoolho…

What Are the Rules About Election-Related Yard Signs?

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By Stephanie Reid

Whether you’re a die-hard Trump fan, proudly tout #ImWithHer, or are taking the third-party approach, chances are you haven’t kept your presidential preference a secret.

While some folks limit the political discourse to the dinner table, others are a bit more outspoken. But what are the private homeowners’ rights when it comes to yard signs and political affiliation?

There’s a delicate balance between free speech and front yard aesthetics, and s…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/limits-election-related-yard-signs-207549/

By Stephanie Reid

Whether you’re a die-hard Trump fan, proudly tout #ImWithHer, or are taking the third-party approach, chances are you haven’t kept your presidential preference a secret.

While some folks limit the political discourse to the dinner table, others are a bit more outspoken. But what are the private homeowners’ rights when it comes to yard signs and political affiliation?

There’s a delicate balance between free speech and front yard aesthetics, and s…

'How I Met Your Mother' Star Alyson Hannigan Flips a Home in LA

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shutterstock_351148988-croppedLess than a year after “How I Met Your Mother” star Alyson Hannigan and her husband, “Grimm” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actor Alexis Denisof, bought this traditional New England-style charmer in Los Angeles, they have listed it <a href="http://www.zillow.c…

Posted from: http://www.zillow.com/blog/alyson-hannigan-flips-la-home-207522/

shutterstock_351148988-croppedLess than a year after “How I Met Your Mother” star Alyson Hannigan and her husband, “Grimm” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” actor Alexis Denisof, bought this traditional New England-style charmer in Los Angeles, they have listed it <a href="http://www.zillow.c…