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The Lowdown on Tax Lien Investing
August, 09 2019

The Lowdown on Tax Lien Investing

When a homeowner owes back taxes on a property, the governmental authority to which those taxes are owed can place [...]

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The Latest on How the CFPB Plans to Regulate
August, 08 2019

The Latest on How the CFPB Plans to Regulate

In May 2018, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA) was signed into law, in an effort [...]

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How February’s Low Jobs Report Affected the Housing Market
August, 07 2019

How February’s Low Jobs Report Affected the Housing Market

February 2019 saw a somewhat alarming decrease in the number of new jobs added to the economy—a mere 20,000, which [...]

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Freddie Mac Expects Mortgage Originations to Increase Through 2019
August, 06 2019

Freddie Mac Expects Mortgage Originations to Increase Through 2019

Late 2018 saw some careful watchers of the real estate market showing signs of mild skittishness, as mortgage prices began [...]

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August, 02 2019

The State of Affordability for Home Buyers

A March report by Zillow indicates that housing became less affordable nationwide through 2018. At the same time, renting became [...]

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Confidence in the Marketplace
July, 29 2019

Confidence in the Marketplace

Over the course of May, American consumers saw their confidence in the housing market rise again. (We knew it would.) [...]

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Mortgage Rates Dropping or Holding Steady
July, 26 2019

Mortgage Rates: Dropping or Holding Steady?

The real estate market over the past year has been on quite a ride. First there were the heavy bidding [...]

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Keeping Independent Mortgage Banks in the Game
July, 25 2019

Keeping Independent Mortgage Banks in the Game

The status of independent mortgage banks in the residential real estate sector is long-standing and revered. Since the 1870s—says The [...]

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Buyer and Seller Optimism Falls Year-Over-Year
July, 24 2019

Delinquencies in Long-Term Decline

According to a February report by CoreLogic, the rate of long-term delinquencies in home loans has been on a downward [...]

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One Florida City Where Senior Rental Numbers Grew Most Over the Past Decade
July, 23 2019

One Florida City Where Senior Rental Numbers Grew Most Over the Past Decade

The demographic landscape in the United States is such that at present more than 22 percent of the total population [...]

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What Are the Chief Sources of Homebuyer’s Remorse?
July, 22 2019

What Are the Chief Sources of Homebuyer’s Remorse?

As much as we would like to believe that everyone who gets into a home will enjoy their purchase wholeheartedly, [...]

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The Most Valuable Renovations in a House Flip
July, 19 2019

The Most Valuable Renovations in a House Flip

When an investor chooses to flip a home to make a profit, a great deal of thought must go into [...]

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