Tag Archives: values

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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3 Remodeling Mistakes That Hurt Resale Values

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, August 28, 2017 “Projects that take a home significantly beyond community norms are often not worth the cost when the owner sells the home,” says Scott Robinson, president of the Appraisal Institute. “If 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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10 Biggest Threats Facing Real Estate

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, June 16, 2017 Global uncertainty and political polarization are the top issues facing the housing industry in 2017 and 2018, according to The Counselors of Real Estate’s annual list of the Top 10 Issues … 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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Trump’s Congressional Address: What Matters to Real Estate

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, March 01, 2017 In his address to Congress on Tuesday night, President Donald Trump renewed his pledge to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, replace the Affordable Care Act, and reform taxes for businesses and individuals—all … Continue reading

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