We Have Only Begun to Fight

We Have Only Just Begun to Fight Leave the mortgage interest deduction alone: That was the mantra at the kick-off session of the 2011 REALTORS® Conference & Expo Thursday afternoon. November 2011 | By Robert Freedman With many housing markets still struggling and some pundits questioning the value of home ownership, NAR leaders asked REALTORS®…

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Tips for Selling a Home in the Winter

Tips for Selling a Home in the Winter Daily Real Estate News | Friday, November 11, 2011 Traditionally, the time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day can be some of the slowest time of the year for home buying due to the holidays and the often less-than-perfect weather. But that doesn’t mean sellers can’t sell…

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30-Year Mortgage Rates Drop Under 4% Again

30-Year Mortgage Rates Drop Under 4% Again Daily Real Estate News | Friday, November 11, 2011 For the second time this year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped below 4 percent and continues to hover around record lows, Freddie Mac reported in its weekly mortgage market survey. Yet overall, “fixed mortgage rates were little changed this…

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Remembering our Veterans!

Today, let’s remember our veterans, their service to our country and the sacrifice of our military and their families. Let’s please remember those who have given their lives, limbs, and health in the continued fight to preserve our freedom. Sheehan, please pass on to your husband our heartfelt ‘Thank you’ and appreciation for his service!!…

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Home Owner’s Monthly Mortgage Down About 40%

Home Owners’ Monthly Mortgage Down About 40% Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, November 10, 2011 Improving housing affordability mixed with low mortgage rates means that home owners are paying a lot less for their monthly mortgage payment than they did just a few years ago. In fact, they’re paying nearly 40 percent less on…

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Housing Is Key in 2012 Elections, Voters Say

Housing Is Key in 2012 Elections, Voters Say Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, November 10, 2011 Nearly seven out of 10 American — seven more so for the millennial younger generation — say that candidates’ positions on housings will be very important to them in the 2012 presidential and congressional elections, according to a…

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Five Great Things about Homeownership

Five Great Things about Homeownershipby Carla Hill If you’ve been on the fence about homeownership, now is the time to take a leap! Don’t let the negative press deter you from one of life’s greatest joys. Take a look at five short and sweet reasons that homeownership is great! 1. Equity. When you pay rent,…

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Help Buyers Add up Extra Costs of Home Ownership

Help Buyers Add up Extra Costs of Home Ownership Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 09, 2011 Home owners who plan to stay in their home long enough should be prepared for other costs of home ownership, besides mortgage payments and property taxes. For example, the hot water heater and furnace may eventually need…

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