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Housing Prices continue to rise

Home prices continued to soar nationwide in November, rising 6.2 percent, a modest uptick from year-over-year 6.1 percent gains tallied a month earlier, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S National Home Price NSA Index released on Tuesday. Fueled in part by historically low inventory, home prices in Seattle, Las Vegas and San Francisco climbed the highest, […]

Is the Govt Shutdown Over – Impacts on Real Estate

Senate leaders agreed to a compromise bill Monday to reopen the federal government for three weeks, and a final vote to approve it was expected later in the day. That’s good news for real estate because home sales could stall if a shutdown persists, although the impact would be limited. “We urge Congress to come […]

Home Sales are Expected to Soar through 2018 – What Buyers Need to Know

By now just about every would-be buyer out there knows there simply aren’t enough homes for sale these days to appease the hordes of competition. But despite the shortages, rising prices, and bidding wars, more homes are expected to be sold this year than in more than a decade. In 2017, the number of sales […]

2018 Tax Reform: What You Need to Know

2018 Tax Reform: What You Need to Know Sweeping reform to the U.S. tax system was signed into law on Dec. 22. The new tax legislation will be effective Jan. 1, 2018, with most of the provisions for individuals set to expire after 2025. Highlights of the bill include reduced individual income tax rates, an […]