Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mortgage Rates Spring Forward, Only Slightly

For the second consecutive week, mortgage rates edged higher. But even with slight increases this week, mortgage rates still are “very attractive for the upcoming spring home-buying season,” Freddie Mac reports. For details on the rates for specific mortgage types, … Continue reading

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End of Internet Tax Will Boost Real Estate

Congress just a few weeks ago passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, and, as the name implies was passed. The 10 states that levy the related taxes will have to stop by June 30, 2020. For more information and other … Continue reading

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Many Retirees Defy Real Estate Stereotypes

Eighty percent of adults 45-plus say that they plan to age in place and “remain in my local community” when they retire, according to a survey by the AARP. But as they approach retirement, some are choosing to do the … Continue reading

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1 Million Borrowers Regained Equity Last Year

Spread the good news: The nation increased its number of financially secure households by a significant amount in 2015. By the end of the fourth quarter, about 46.3 million – or 91.5 percent – of all properties with a mortgage … Continue reading

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Target vs. Walmart: The Best for Home Prices?

Real estate data firm RealtyTrac researched the effect that living near a Target or Walmart could have on home prices. For its study, RealtyTrac analyzed home values, appreciation, and property taxes in ZIP codes with a Walmart or a Target. … Continue reading

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USAA Real Estate Rewards Program

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