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What’s Up With Housing?

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A quarterly survey of 100 real estate economists found that 43% expect a buyer’s market to return in 2020, and 25% think it will happen before the end of 2019. However, 18% predict 2021, 6% pick 2022 and 9% think it will take longer.
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Statewide, home flips accounted for 5.7 percent of all home sales in the period, down 18 percent over the year and the 10th highest rate in the U.S.
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Don’t wait until disaster strikes to find out if your homeowners insurance policy has you covered. Discover the surprising truth about perils that are not included in a standard policy, and learn how to minimize your risk while saving money on premiums.
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Researchers and real estate experts say people are aware of potential risks in smart homes — and are willing to accept them.
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If the right thing for you and your family is to purchase a home this year, buying sooner rather than later could lead to substantial savings.
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Few residents knew that garage doors present a major risk; that generators silently kill; or that cleanup costs can be prohibitive even with homeowners insurance.
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New York, New Jersey and Florida remain the top three states for the risk of mortgage fraud as fraud on mortgage applications ticks up nationally.

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What’s Up With Housing?

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J.D. Power survey: Overall satisfaction with homeowners policies is at an all-time high, but too few people understand what their policy does/does not cover.
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“This place has good bones”: Home buyers are apt to hear this phrase when they’re touring homes. But what does that mean, exactly?
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Described as a collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive.
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The newly proposed tax plan includes such things as increasing the standard deduction.
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A mortgage with no down payment seems a little bit like scoring a buy-a-home lottery ticket. You get a home loan and keep more money in your pocket.


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Housing News: A Week In Review

Playoff Fever… Catch It!!!     GO Rays!  

Can you feel the excitement?  As the MLB regular season winds down, we are root, root, rooting for our home team  to reach the post season.

 

Credit Score's Far Reaching EffectsDoes Your Credit Score Effect Your Homeowners Insurance Cost?
Consumers with a lower credit score often pay higher rates for homeowner’s insurance.
http://bit.ly/1b95Q72

Home Mortgage8 ‘X factors’ that impact your customer’s ability to get a mortgage.  Banks made more mortgages last year than in any year since the housing downturn struck in 2007.
http://on.wsj.com/14DXfYo

All Cash Home PurchasesAll-cash deals make huge comeback…
Cash purchases accounted for 45% of sales in August.

http://bit.ly/19IJR3C

 

Housing & Wall StreetWall Street’s latest foray into housing…   Why the Street Loves Houses Again.

http://bit.ly/1b9IoKy

 

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