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How Big a Gamble is a Condemned Home?

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, October 11, 2017 It could be the deal of a lifetime or your client’s worst nightmare. But just because a house has been condemned doesn’t mean it can’t be a fit for buyers who … 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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12M New Households, 1M Fewer Homeowners

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 12, 2017 What will it take to make homeownership a national priority? Despite the addition of about 11.8 million households between 2006 and 2016, there are roughly 1 million fewer homeowners today than … Continue reading

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House Votes to Repeal Key Aspects of Dodd-Frank

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, June 09, 2017 The House voted on Thursday, mostly along partisan lines, to roll back many of the banking rules under the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, which increased regulatory oversight of financial institutions. Some … Continue reading

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2017 Home Design Trends

December 2016 | By Barbara Ballinger Housing styles emerge slowly and typically appeal first to cutting-edge architects, builders, and interior designers. As a trend spreads and gains wider interest, it may go mainstream, become almost ubiquitous, and eventually lose its … Continue reading

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New Mortgage Rules In Effect

Starting January 10th, 2014, new rules will be instated designed to help make mortgages safer. Unfortunately, these new rules come at a difficult time as fewer homeowners are refinancing and could result in less choice for borrowers. With lending already … Continue reading

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