Monthly Archives: March 2018

How to Handle Rental Real Estate

Successful Single-Family Rental Real Estate Investing By Alex Hemani March 28 Investing in instruments like stocks and commodities is very different from investing in single-family rental real estate. The latter is a much more hands-on venture where you have more … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Rise 3.1% in February

Pending Home Sales Reverse Course in February, Rise 3.1 Percent WASHINGTON (March 28, 2018) – Pending home sales snapped back in much of the country in February, but weakening affordability and not enough inventory on the market restricted overall activity … Continue reading

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How to win a Bidding War

How To Win A Real Estate Bidding War: Advice From The Pros By Ellen Paris March 21 How to win a real estate bidding war in today’s home buying market is a fine art. From Los Angeles to San Francisco … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hold Steady

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady After Last Week’s Drop MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Mar 22, 2018) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey┬« (PMMS┬«), showing little change to mortgage rates after falling for the … Continue reading

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Rollback of Obama Financial Regulations

How the Rollback of Obama-Era Financial Regulations Could Affect You By Jacob Passy and Maria La Magna March 20 A new banking bill won’t just impact the big banks like Chase and Wells Fargo – if it becomes law, it … Continue reading

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Ethics in Real Estate?

No Such Thing As Real Estate Ethics? By Bob Hunt March 19 A delightful little book by John Maxwell is provocatively titled, There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics. Now some might simply think, “no kidding.” But for the curious, … Continue reading

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Private Mortgage Insurers & Fannie Mae

Private mortgage insurers reconsider decision to participate in Fannie Mae’s DTI policy change By Kenneth R. Harney March 14 A key policy change by mortgage giant Fannie Mae that offered homeownership to thousands of new buyers – many of them … Continue reading

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Home Purchases by Millennials

Millennials Lead All Homebuyers, Even as Some Can’t Escape Their Parents WASHINGTON (March 14, 2018) – Home purchases by millennials ticked up over the past year, but inventory constraints and higher housing costs kept their overall activity subdued and prevented … Continue reading

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Does Your contractor Have a License?

Everyone Can Lose When There’s No Contractor’s License By Bob Hunt March 12 Spring is almost upon us and many homeowners are eagerly awaiting a return to weather that will allow them to undertake construction projects ranging from repairing damage … Continue reading

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Deducting Interest on Home-Equity Loans

IRS issues do’s and don’ts for deducting interest on home-equity borrowing By Kenneth R. Harney March 7 It’s official: Despite widespread fears to the contrary, the Internal Revenue Service has clarified that last year’s big tax bill did not kill … Continue reading

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