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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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Home Buyers Beware of “Green” Claims

How buyers can guard themselves from ‘greenwashing’ By Kenneth Harney January 10 This is an update of a column that appeared in July 2016. The practice is called “greenwashing,” and home shoppers need to be on guard: It means a … Continue reading

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Does It Makes Sense To Buy A New House Before Selling The Old One? By Edward Brown December 28 You’re interested in moving. You need to sell your old house first before buying a new one, right? After all, you … Continue reading

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Off-Market Real Estate Investments

An Inside Look At Off-Market Real Estate Investments By Ray Pressley December 28 Many investors recognize the advantages of off-market real estate over listed properties, for a number of reasons. I have dealt with off-market sales for over six years … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales up .2 % in November

Pending Home Sales Inch Up 0.2 Percent in November WASHINGTON (December 27, 2017) – Pending home sales were mostly unmoved in November, but did squeak out a minor gain both on a monthly and annualized basis, according to the National … Continue reading

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