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Lower Mortgage Rates May Sprout Early Spring Buying Season

Mortgage rates inched lower for the third consecutive week. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater says the lower rates bode well for the spring home buying season, typically the busiest time of the year for home shopping. “Mortgage rates … … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Increase for the 1st Time in 6 Months

WASHINGTON (November 21, 2018) – Existing-home sales increased in October after six straight months of decreases, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of four major U.S. regions saw gains in sales activity last month. Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, … Continue reading

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7 Myths All New Homeowners Fall For

You’ve signed the closing papers and have your new house keys in hand. As you open the door to your exciting — and sometimes overwhelming — new life as a homeowner, steer clear of these seven common home ownership myths. Avoiding … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know Before Accepting – or Rejecting – an Offer

It’s not always about the money (except when it is). The day will come — and it will be a wonderful, joyous, do-a-happy-dance day — when you receive an offer, or multiple offers, for your home. And on that day, you’re going … Continue reading

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15 More States Now Can Do Fully Digital Home Closings

July 25, 2018 A new partnership between digital notary platform Notarize and Title Resources, a national title company, is ushering in faster and fully digital closings on real estate transactions in a handful of states. Consumers are able to complete … Continue reading

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The Everything Guide to Buying Your First Home

How to find exactly what you want, and how to work with the experts who’ll help you get it. So you’re thinking about buying your first home. Your very own house (and mortgage). A place to call — and make … Continue reading

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Study: Your Listing’s Words Carry Weight

Daily Real Estate News | A new study finds that properties that contain certain words in their listing comments tend to sell for higher prices. CoreLogic researchers analyzed more than 1 million single-family transactions that closed in the first half … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Inch 0.7 Percent Higher in September

WASHINGTON (October 20, 2017) — After three straight monthly declines, existing-home sales slightly reversed course in September, but ongoing supply shortages and recent hurricanes muted overall activity and caused sales to fall back on an annual basis, according to the … Continue reading

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New Program to Help Buyers Bypass Appraisals

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 21, 2017 Mortgage giant Freddie Mac has announced a new program allowing some home buyers to skip a traditional appraisal, which could lower the fees the buyers pay and speed up the closing … Continue reading

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