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Tax Increase

As House Passes Middle-Class Tax Increase, Realtors® Say Their Work is Just Getting Started WASHINGTON (November 16, 2017) – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a bill National Association of Realtors® President … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Bounce Up

Mortgage Rates Bounce Up MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Nov 16, 2017) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate moving to its highest mark since July.

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Senate Tax Bill Harsher Than House Proposal

Portions of Senate tax bill are harsher on homeowners than the House proposal By Kenneth R. Harney November 15 If you hoped that Senate Republicans would treat homeowners and buyers more kindly in their tax overhaul plans than their colleagues … Continue reading

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2017 Homebuyer Survey

2017 Homebuyer Survey Contains Valuable Information For Agents And Sellers By Bob Hunt November 13 One of the most useful research projects of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is the annual survey of homebuyers and sellers. It is particularly … Continue reading

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Another view on GOP tax process

Real Estate Will Be Fine Under The Tax Cut and Jobs Act By Jeffrey Dorfman November 6 The process of tax reform has officially started with the release of the first draft of the House tax reform bill, dubbed the … Continue reading

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GOP Tax Proposal Hits Homeowners Hard

GOP tax proposal contains major headaches for homeowners By Kenneth R. Harney November 8 The message sent by Republicans in the tax overhaul bill they launched last week is unmistakable and blunt: We think homeowners and home buyers have gotten … Continue reading

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House Bill Delivers Tax Hike on Homeowners

House Tax Bill Delivers Tax Hike on Homeowners WASHINGTON (November 2, 2017) – Tax reform discussions took a major step forward this afternoon as leaders on the House Ways and Means Committee released its legislative proposal for an overhaul of … Continue reading

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Home Prices Rose In August

Home prices rose in August even as sales slipped October 31 U.S. home prices rose sharply in August from a year ago, a trend that is thwarting many would-be buyers and potentially slowing sales.

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Hackers Prey On Homebuyers

Hackers prey on homebuyers, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake By Kenneth R. Harney November 1 In this year of horrendous cyberheists – Equifax the most prominent – you’ve probably taken at least a few precautions: changed passwords, … Continue reading

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Mandatory Pre-Sale Inspections

REALTOR® Association Sues City Over Mandatory Pre-Sale Inspections By Bob Hunt October 30 The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America provides that: “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, … Continue reading

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