Monthly Archives: November 2017

Tips to Raise your Credit Score

Slaying That Credit Score – New Tips For A New Year By JAYMI NACIRI November 29 Getting ready to buy a house or just thinking about it? Where to buy, what to buy, and how you’ll afford it are probably … Continue reading

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Lenders Make It Easier for First-Time Buyers

Lenders make it easier for first-time buyers to obtain mortgages By Kenneth R. Harney November 28 Here’s an important question for anyone who is hoping to buy a home next year but who isn’t quite confident about qualifying for a … Continue reading

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Home Sales Grow 2.0 % in October

Existing-Home Sales Grow 2.0 Percent in October WASHINGTON (November 21, 2017) – Existing-home sales increased in October to their strongest pace since earlier this summer, but continual supply shortages led to fewer closings on an annual basis for the second … Continue reading

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Class-Action Suit against Equifax

Data breach at Equifax prompts a national class-action suit By Kenneth R. Harney November 22 The scenario that personal finance and credit experts feared most about the heist of consumer data from Equifax may already be underway: Criminals are using … Continue reading

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Tax Increase

As House Passes Middle-Class Tax Increase, Realtors® Say Their Work is Just Getting Started WASHINGTON (November 16, 2017) – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a bill National Association of Realtors® President … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Bounce Up

Mortgage Rates Bounce Up MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Nov 16, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate moving to its highest mark since July.

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Senate Tax Bill Harsher Than House Proposal

Portions of Senate tax bill are harsher on homeowners than the House proposal By Kenneth R. Harney November 15 If you hoped that Senate Republicans would treat homeowners and buyers more kindly in their tax overhaul plans than their colleagues … Continue reading

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2017 Homebuyer Survey

2017 Homebuyer Survey Contains Valuable Information For Agents And Sellers By Bob Hunt November 13 One of the most useful research projects of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is the annual survey of homebuyers and sellers. It is particularly … Continue reading

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Another view on GOP tax process

Real Estate Will Be Fine Under The Tax Cut and Jobs Act By Jeffrey Dorfman November 6 The process of tax reform has officially started with the release of the first draft of the House tax reform bill, dubbed the … Continue reading

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GOP Tax Proposal Hits Homeowners Hard

GOP tax proposal contains major headaches for homeowners By Kenneth R. Harney November 8 The message sent by Republicans in the tax overhaul bill they launched last week is unmistakable and blunt: We think homeowners and home buyers have gotten … Continue reading

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