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Where are the Mortgage Rates today?

Current Mortgage Rates for DANE COUNTY, WI I hope you are having a great day! I’ve included below a selection of current rates for a few of our many products. I’d be happy to discuss options with you and your client based on their particular needs. Conforming Loan Type MI Type Interest Rate APR 5/1 […]

Cities Breaking Records for Price Appreciation DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2018 Strong demand and low inventories fueled home prices to record highs in 2017, as the median home price in the U.S. reached $235,000, up 8.3 percent from 2016, according to real estate data firm ATTOM Data Solutions. Still, annual price […]

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 […]

8 Predictions for 2018

8 predictions for 2018 that could impact your market – Technology will continue to revolutionize the real estate transaction . . . BYCARA AMEER DEC 29 Big plans for business in 2018? Will inventory remain low? Will tax reform redefine where people choose to live? Will it make more sense to rent or own? How […]

A lower credit score does not necessarily mean you can’t purchase a home.

Although homeownership rates are still low — just 63.7 percent this past second quarter — several big players in the mortgage industry are pulling away from products that help homebuyers with credit challenges. Earlier this year, Freddie Mac announced it was ending its zero-down payment loan options effective Nov. 1, and other large banks also have announced their move away […]

1701 Legacy Lane – Madison. . . $464,900

Sassy New Construction open this coming Sunday 1:00-3:00. Do not miss visiting this Bright and Beautiful 2 story w/stone, cement board siding and a private screen porch shaded by hickory trees. Cozy open floor plan w/hardwood floors throughout, Pella windows, black slate faced fireplace, closet systems (all closets), built-ins, painted trim, 3 panel doors, patterned […]

5 reasons Trump’s tax plan is bad news for real estate

REPOSTED DIRECTLY FROM INMAN NEWS. President Trump and the Republican congressional leadership have proposed a new tax bill. The bill consolidates some income tax rates, lowers the corporate tax rate, reduces the tax rate for certain pass-through businesses, eliminates the estate tax and takes away many long-established deductions and exemptions. Sounds great, right?…………….Well, it’s terrible […]