Monthly Archives: April 2017

Pending Home Sales Dip in March

Pending Home Sales Dip 0.8% in March WASHINGTON (April 27, 2017) – Pending home sales in March maintained their recent high level, but momentum slackened slightly in most of the country as dearth supply weighed on activity, according to the … Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Jumped in March

Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% in March WASHINGTON (April 21, 2017) – Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster … Continue reading

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Treasury Down-Payment Assistance

Do You Qualify for Treasury Down Payment Assistance? By LAURA HAVERTY April 18 A home of your own could be within your reach. It’s spring, and some renters’ thoughts may turn to home buying. Then reality hits: Between paying off … Continue reading

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How to find the best Real Estate Agent

How to find a real estate agent who’ll best meet your needs By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin April 17 How do I find the best real estate agent? And how do I choose which real estate agent to … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest of 2017

Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Mark of 2017 MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Apr 13, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey┬« (PMMS┬«), showing the 30-year mortgage rate dropping for the fourth consecutive week … Continue reading

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Advice for Retirees regarding Real Estate

5 Major Mistakes That Retirees Make With Real Estate By Julie Ryan Evans April 13 You’ve worked hard year after grueling year and, finally, retirement is on the horizon. There’s nothing ahead for you but lazy days of relaxation and … Continue reading

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Vacation Home Sales Plummet

Affordability, Tight Supply Cause Vacation Home Sales to Plummet in 2016; Investment Sales Climb 4.5% WASHINGTON (April 11, 2017) – Last year’s strongest pace of home sales in a decade included a sizeable drop in activity from vacation buyers and … Continue reading

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Mortgage Interest Deductions in Jeopardy?

Popular deductions for homeownership are targeted in tax plans By Kenneth R. Harney April 5 With the health-care bill back-burnered on Capitol Hill, the focus has shifted to tax reform. Among the key financial matters in play: Homeowners’ prized deductions … Continue reading

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Is The First Offer The Best Offer?

The First Offer May Be The Best Offer By Bob Hunt Monday, 3 April Versions of this column have appeared before. It is still true. And for many, still relevant. Sometimes when everything goes right we have trouble accepting that … Continue reading

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