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Millions of Middle-Income Homeowners Stand to Lose Under “Big 6” Tax Proposal

WASHINGTON (September 27, 2017) – A group of legislators and administration leaders known as the “Big 6” today released an outline for comprehensive tax reform that if enacted, according to the National Association of Realtors®, could lead to a tax … Continue reading

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More Owners Are Using Their Equity Again

Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Home prices continue to rise and more homeowners are tapping into their home equity, making home equity lines of credit and cash-out mortgage refinances popular again. Home equity line originations jumped 8 percent to … 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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4 Curb Appeal Projects to Max Out Your Home’s Value

The yard of your dreams just might be more achievable than you thought. You’ve been spending so much time on projects inside your home (like that new shower you have to drag yourself out of), that your front yard is … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Neighborhood

9 key questions to answer when you’re location shopping. Location is everything when you’re searching for a home. Finding your dream neighborhood may seem like the easiest part, but once you factor in budget, non-negotiable home features, and proximity to … Continue reading

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Owners, Appraisers Aren’t Seeing Eye-to-Eye

Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, May 11, 2017 Appraisals in April were, on average, 1.9 percent lower than what homeowners expected. That means on an average home price of $236,400, homeowners misjudged their price by about $4,500. The gap … Continue reading

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Swift Gains in Fourth Quarter Push Home Prices to Peak Levels in Majority of Metro Areas

WASHINGTON (February 9, 2017) — The best quarterly sales pace of the year pushed available housing supply to record lows and caused price appreciation to slightly speed up in the final three months of 2016, according to the latest quarterly … Continue reading

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Home Owners Should Feel Twice as Rich

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Thanks to rising home prices, home owners are getting richer, a new study says. The amount of homeowner equity has doubled in the last five years, according to CoreLogic’s latest Home … Continue reading

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Good Schools Give 77% Boost to Home Values

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 08, 2016 Home values can get a big increase from having a highly rated school nearby. According to the new ATTOM Data Solutions 2016 Schools and Housing Report, homes in ZIP codes with … Continue reading

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