Monthly Archives: October 2017

California home prices expected to rise in 2018

Forecast: California home prices will continue to rise in 2018 By Phillip Molnar October 12 Home prices in California will continue to increase next year, but at a slower pace, said a forecast released Thursday by the California Association of … Continue reading

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Fraud Common in Mortgage Applications

Fraud grows more common in mortgage applications By Kenneth R. Harney October 11 Fraud in connection with home mortgages is on the rise, ranging from little white lies about the intended use of the property all the way up to … Continue reading

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Interest Rates stay flat

Mortgage Rates Hold Flat MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Sep 28, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate unchanged from the previous week.

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A House with Good Bones

‘This Home Has Good Bones’: What That Really Means By Adriana Velez October 2 Good bones: Homebuyers are apt to hear this phrase when touring a home-i.e., their Realtor® will say, “This home has good bones!” So what does good … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Tax Reform – putting home values at risk?

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, … Continue reading

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Refinancing may be costing Veterans big money

Agency warns that questionable refinancings may be costing veterans big money By Kenneth R. Harney September 27 Federal officials plan to crack down on what they view as predatory lending schemes – reminiscent of the toxic practices seen during the … Continue reading

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Financial Don’ts when getting ready to buy a home

Financial Don’ts When Getting Ready To Buy A Home By JAYMI NACIRI September 27 If you’re in the process of buying a home, you’ve probably already met with a lender who advised you on what to do and what not … Continue reading

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Real Estate Downturn

History Repeats Itself: What You Should Know About The Impending Real Estate Downfall By Mark Weiss October 3 I first joined the ranks of real estate and economic publishing in 2000 and had work published five times within three years. … Continue reading

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GOP tax & Real Estate

GOP tax plan does not yet address many real estate questions By Kenneth R. Harney October 4 If you’ve been pondering how you as a homeowner or buyer might fare under the new Republican tax overhaul plan, here are a … Continue reading

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