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5 Predictions for the Housing Market in 2019

Home prices will increase in 2019, especially in the urban neighborhoods and cities that attract millennials, Arch Mortgage Insurance Co. reported Thursday. The national average home price is likely to increase between 2% and 5%, worsening overall affordability, even as some slow-growing markets experience price declines, according to Arch MI’s winter edition of The Housing and Mortgage Market … Continue reading 5 Predictions for the Housing Market in 2019

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California Passes Solar Panel Requirement on New Homes

Starting in 2020, all new homes constructed in California will be required to have between 2 kilowatts and 3 kilowatts of electricity sourced directly from solar panels. State legislators, whom have been considering such a measure for some time, officially voted recently to amend state building codes. Other states are watching how the change plays … Continue reading California Passes Solar Panel Requirement on New Homes

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10 Social Media Statistics for Real Estate Marketers 2018

10 Social Media Statistics for Real Estate Marketers 2018 The latest social media statistics show growth of Instagram, social messaging bots, and video content. We joke around here that one thing that will always stay the same is that social media will always be changing. 2018 has been a remarkable example of that thus far, … Continue reading 10 Social Media Statistics for Real Estate Marketers 2018

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Sizing a New Water Heater

You are here Home » Heat & Cool » Water Heating » Sizing a New Water Heater Is your water heater the right size for you house? | Photo credit ENERGY STAR® A properly sized water heater will meet your household’s hot water needs while operating more efficiently. Therefore, before purchasing a water heater, make … Continue reading Sizing a New Water Heater

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“As Is” in a Real Estate Contract: What Does It Really Mean?

“As Is” in a Real Estate Contract: What Does It Really Mean? Anyone who has bought or sold real property in California is well aware of the massive disclosure documents that the law imposes on the parties as to the nature of the property and the locale surrounding the property. In a flurry of efforts … Continue reading “As Is” in a Real Estate Contract: What Does It Really Mean?

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Borrowers Finally See Some Relief With Mortgage Rates

  Following weeks of gradual increases, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dipped slightly this week, possibly offering a slight window of opportunity at lower borrowing costs to some would-be buyers. “The modest decline in mortgage rates is a welcome respite from the rapid increase in rates the last few weeks,” says Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s chief … Continue reading Borrowers Finally See Some Relief With Mortgage Rates

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Flipster

  Kevin Jackson has his viewers on the edge of their seats as he purchase dilapidated properties for cash, sometimes sight unseen, and then renovate and flip them for resale. From the nail-biting purchase at auction, to the sometimes-exasperating renovations, discouraging showings and exhilarating sale. Kevin will show you what it takes to get the … Continue reading Flipster

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Investors can get big tax breaks if they invest in ‘opportunity zones’ under new Treasury rules

The Treasury Department on Friday outlined rules for investors seeking to finance development in underserved regions in exchange for significant tax breaks.The proposed guidance would govern investments in so-called "opportunity zones" across the country that were created under the sweeping new Republican tax law. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin estimated as much as $100 billion in … Continue reading Investors can get big tax breaks if they invest in ‘opportunity zones’ under new Treasury rules