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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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Want to buy a House?

Want To Buy A House? Here’s How To Save For A Down Payment By David You, CFP March 6 Thinking about buying a house within the next 3 years? Or a bit farther down the road? Timing is everything and … Continue reading

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Seven High Tech Home Improvement Ideas

Seven High-Tech Investments To Include In Your Next Home Improvement By Matt James March 1 Are you planning to remodel your home? Do you want to make it more functional, comfortable, and add some more value to it? With these … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates rise for 8th Week

Fixed-Rate Mortgage Rates Rise for Eighth Consecutive Week MCLEAN, VA–(Marketwired – Mar 1, 2018) – Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing the 30-year fixed mortgage rate increasing for the eighth-consecutive … Continue reading

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