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The National Flood Insurance Program did not expire last Fri. as feared, but Congress extended it for only 2 weeks. Its new expiration date: Dec. 22, 2017.
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Thinking about buying your first home? Before you can unlock the door to homeownership, you have to take some important first steps. From finding the perfect location to financing your purchase, shopping for your first home has challenges that go beyond curb appeal and interior features.
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80% of millennial renters want to buy a home, yet most say they can’t afford it. However, there are ways to get around that problem.
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Some home flipping wisdom for investors who want to make sure they are keeping sharp when it comes to effectively — and profitably — flipping homes.
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Tampa Bay has seen two booms in house flipping – one in the mid-2000s, when prices headed steadily upward, and again from 2011 to 2014 when the market was flooded with cheap foreclosures. But in the three months ended in September, area flippers made an average gross profit of 54.5%, a drop from 66.5% in the same period a year ago.
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What’s Up With Housing?

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Check Your CreditThinking of buying a home? Step #1… check your credit.
Buying a home is exciting. It’s also one of the most important financial decisions you’ll make. Choosing a mortgage to pay for your new home is just as important as choosing the right home.
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 Buyers are Stressed: 6 Reasons Why…
A TD Bank survey finds that confusion over necessary paperwork confuses 1 in 3 buyers; unexpected costs confuse almost 1 in 4; and financing worries affect 1 in 5.

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Home AppraisalHow to Prepare Your Home for an Appraisal.
What you need to know about the process, from a veteran certified appraiser.
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House FlippingHouse Flipping Increases for the First Time in 3 Years.
The rapid rise of home prices is believed to have played a major role in this increase.

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Trending Home Improvement Projects For 2017Trending Home Improvement Projects For 2017’s Housing Market
Smart-home technology and built-in bars are among the hottest home improvements for home sellers in 2017.
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June Home ChecklistYour June Home Checklist:
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House Flipping in Florida1 in 10 Home Sales Flipped in Many Florida Metros.
RealtyTrac: Home flipping increased 20% in the first quarter, though the total number of flips was still 26% below its 2006 peak – and more flippers now pay cash.
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