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Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He's been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing.

The Price Tag of Owning a Home

A new analysis that looks at the dollar and cents of owning a home found that the incidental costs of maintaining a property could be surprisingly high for homeowners.

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The Housing Market Crash: A Retrospective

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The lingering effects of the Great Recession on borrowing is most evident in the mortgage sector, according to a new report looking at the effect of the financial crisis on consumer access to credit and the mortgage industry.

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Why Debt Reduction is a Top Priority for Americans

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A new report looking at the rise of debt for Americans found that average annual personal debt among consumers is $38,000. And that’s not counting the debt from their home mortgage.

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How Much Does it Cost to Keep a Home?

Owners don't stop spending even if they have a mortgage paid off and annual maintenance costs can be quite expensive depending on your ZIP code.

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Senator Calls for Action on Zombie Properties

New York Senator Chuck Schumer says HUD is taking too much time renewing an agreement that would get thousands of vacant properties off the state's books.

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More Million-Dollar Cities on the Horizon

Real estate website Zillow is predicting that within a year it will add 23 new metros, mostly in California, to its "$1 Million City List." That means two dozen cities with a median home value of $1 million or more ...

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Cities With the Biggest Jumps in Single-Family Rentals

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Several markets hit by the 2008 recession rebounded as rental markets, according to a study. Click through to learn which cities saw the biggest surge in single-family rental properties.

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The Favored Option for Vacant Property Security Is …

For anyone who works with vacant property in economically distressed areas—property managers, asset managers, rehabbers, real estate agents—the material used to secure and protect property is a big deal. And according to a recent study, most of these professionals overwhelmingly ...

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Homebuyer Demand Cools Off

Despite new inventory in a few major cities, demand for housing has decreased, according to a report. So what's behind the drop?

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House-Flipping Hot Spots

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Even in a tough seller's market, there's money to be made in flipping houses. A new report looks at where renovation dollars provide the best ROI.

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