Monthly Archives: December 2017

Home Sales Soar in November

Existing-Home Sales Soar 5.6 Percent in November to Strongest Pace in Over a Decade WASHINGTON (December 20, 2017) – Existing-home sales surged for the third straight month in November and reached their strongest pace in almost 11 years, according to … Continue reading

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GOP Tax Bill – effect on California’s economic growth

Will the GOP tax bill stall California’s economic growth? By Andrew Khouri December 18 Republicans have said that by slashing business taxes, they will supercharge the American economy, benefiting both C-suite executives and the average American. Economists generally expect a … Continue reading

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Housing Optimism Cools at Year’s End

HOME Survey: Housing and Economic Optimism Cools at Year’s End WASHINGTON (December 18, 2017) – Despite steady job creation, record stock market gains and faster economic growth in recent months, new consumer findings from the National Association of Realtors® surprisingly … Continue reading

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Changing Homeownership Tax Incentives Restricts Mobility

Infographic: Homeowners Say Changing Homeownership’s Tax Incentives Restricts Mobility, Causes Financial Strain WASHINGTON (December 12, 2017) – An overwhelming majority of homeowners would take advantage of the mortgage interest deduction and state and local property tax deductions if they were … Continue reading

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The Tax Bill – Analysis

REALTOR Analysis Of Tax Bill Is Worth Examining By Bob Hunt December 11 It is no secret that the National, State, and Local Realtor® associations are strongly opposed to certain provisions in both the House and Senate versions of the … Continue reading

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Changes in Tax Law

Changes in tax law may prompt homeowners to move to other states By Kenneth Harney December 6 Whether you already own a home or are thinking of purchasing, the tax legislation pending before Congress poses serious questions: Am I going … Continue reading

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A Little Real Estate Quiz

How Well Do You Know Real Estate? Time to Find Out Is real estate a countercyclical sector? Answers to these and other questions in this WSJ quiz By Jane Hodges December 3 Real estate is an important component of the … Continue reading

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Avoid Missing Out on Your Dream Home

Five No Regrets Real Estate Buying Strategies To Avoid Missing-Out By PJ Wade December 4 In real estate, “the one that got away” stories get told and retold, usually with little satisfaction to the teller.

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Mortgage Rates Inch Lower

Mortgage Rates Inch Lower MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Nov 30, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate inching lower.

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