Author Archives: Gary Goldberg

Tax Exclusion on Home Sales

Billions could be at stake if Congress tinkers with tax exclusion on home sales By Kenneth R. Harney May 16 It’s often the biggest pot of gold available to any homeowner, yet its fate remains unclear under the main plans … Continue reading

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Zillow Misstep

Real estate lawyer sues Zillow, calls Zestimate a ‘tremendous roadblock’ to selling her home By Monica Nickelsburg May 9 Since its inception, Zillow’s home-value calculator, know as the “Zestimate” has been one of the most controversial features of the company’s … Continue reading

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Ten Tips For Buyers

10 Tips for Spring Home Buyers By Alycia Lucio May 4 Follow these 10 tips to make the home-buying process a happy one. The arrival of spring means it’s time to start fresh. Along with pulling out your warm-weather wardrobe … Continue reading

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4 Rules to Sell a House

How to Sell a House: 4 New Rules That Can Make or Break a Sale By Daniel Bortz May 3 These days, knowing how to sell a house isn’t as simple as sticking a “For Sale” sign on your lawn. … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Dip in March

Pending Home Sales Dip 0.8% in March WASHINGTON (April 27, 2017) – Pending home sales in March maintained their recent high level, but momentum slackened slightly in most of the country as dearth supply weighed on activity, according to the … Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Jumped in March

Existing-Home Sales Jumped 4.4% in March WASHINGTON (April 21, 2017) – Existing-home sales took off in March to their highest pace in over 10 years, and severe supply shortages resulted in the typical home coming off the market significantly faster … Continue reading

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Treasury Down-Payment Assistance

Do You Qualify for Treasury Down Payment Assistance? By LAURA HAVERTY April 18 A home of your own could be within your reach. It’s spring, and some renters’ thoughts may turn to home buying. Then reality hits: Between paying off … Continue reading

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How to find the best Real Estate Agent

How to find a real estate agent who’ll best meet your needs By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin April 17 How do I find the best real estate agent? And how do I choose which real estate agent to … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest of 2017

Mortgage Rates Hit Lowest Mark of 2017 MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Apr 13, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey┬« (PMMS┬«), showing the 30-year mortgage rate dropping for the fourth consecutive week … Continue reading

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Advice for Retirees regarding Real Estate

5 Major Mistakes That Retirees Make With Real Estate By Julie Ryan Evans April 13 You’ve worked hard year after grueling year and, finally, retirement is on the horizon. There’s nothing ahead for you but lazy days of relaxation and … Continue reading

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