Monthly Archives: January 2018

Five Real Estate Tech Predictions

Five Real Estate Technology Predictions For 2018 January 29 With all its ups and downs, 2017 was a year of significant change – in politics, pop culture, science, technology and more. In tech, advancements in areas like AI and Bitcoin … Continue reading

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Condo Owners Right to Install Solar

New California Law Clarifies Condominium Owners’ Right To Install Solar Systems By Bob Hunt January 29 Effective January 1, 2018 a new law makes it easier for a California condominium owner to install a solar energy system on the roof … Continue reading

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2017 Sales Up 1.1 Percent

Existing-Home Sales Fade in December; 2017 Sales Up 1.1 Percent WASHINGTON (January 24, 2018) – Existing-home sales subsided in most of the country in December, but 2017 as a whole edged up 1.1 percent and ended up being the best … Continue reading

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Credit Score Fixes

Little-known services offer quick fixes that may improve your credit score By Kenneth Harney January 24 Many mortgage applicants have never heard of “rapid rescoring” or CreditXpert score simulations – in part because some lenders choose not to educate them.

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Mortgage Rates Move Higher

Mortgage Rates Move Higher For Second Consecutive Week MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Jan 18, 2018) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey┬« (PMMS┬«), showing average fixed mortgage rates rising for the second consecutive … Continue reading

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Death and Taxes

Death And The Stepped-Up Basis By BENNY L. KASS January 18 Question. My wife and I are retired and are in our seventies. We have two children, and our house is currently worth approximately $300,000. We purchased the property many … Continue reading

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Tax Code effect on home equity loans

Did the tax code overhaul kill home equity loans? By Kenneth Harney January 17 It’s a big and confusing question for many homeowners in the wake of the December tax law changes: Are new interest-deductible home equity credit lines (HELOCs) … Continue reading

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Creative Loans – Better Options

Is A Creative Loan Option Best For First-Time Buyers? By Jaymi Naciri January 17 If you’re in the market to buy a home and, especially, if it’s your first home, you’ve probably heard A TON about conventional and FHA loans. … Continue reading

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Improve Your Home-Buying Odds in 2018

5 New Year’s Resolutions That Can Help You Buy a Home in 2018 By ALEXA FIANDER January 9 New year, new home? Whip your financial resume into shape to improve your home-buying odds.

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How to Sell a House with Fire Damage

Selling a House With Fire Damage? How to Do It and Not Get Burned By Julie Ryan Evans | Jan 9, 2018 Selling a house with fire damage? Unfortunately, it’s a situation many homeowners face.

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