Monthly Archives: October 2017

Mandatory Pre-Sale Inspections

REALTOR® Association Sues City Over Mandatory Pre-Sale Inspections By Bob Hunt October 30 The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America provides that: “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, … Continue reading

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First-Time Buyers Kept Out Of Market

First-time Buyers Stifled by Low Supply, Affordability: 2017 Buyer and Seller Survey WASHINGTON (October 30, 2017) – Despite solid interest in buying a home – sparked by steady job gains, record low mortgage rates and higher rents – the severe … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Jump

Mortgage Rates Jump Across the Board MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Oct 26, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average mortgage rates hitting their highest marks since July.

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September Pending Home Sales Unchanged

Pending Home Sales Flatten in September WASHINGTON (October 26, 2017) – Pending home sales were unchanged in September, but activity declined on an annual basis both nationally and in all major regions, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

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GOP Tax Bill & Real Estate Transactions

GOP tax bill may heavily affect people buying, selling or owning real estate By Kenneth R. Harney October 25 The political jostling and frenetic lobbying on Capitol Hill over the Republican tax overhaul bill are producing unexpected developments that could … Continue reading

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Home Inspector Choice – Yours or Your Agent’s

Should You Find a Home Inspector or Go With Your Real Estate Agent’s Recommendation? By Audrey Ference October 24 You’ve trusted your real estate agent’s advice throughout the home-buying process, but should you also rely on her to find a … Continue reading

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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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