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Fed Renews Pledge to Keep Interest Rates Near Zero| Economic Update

Posted in September 22, 2014

ECONOMIC UPDATE AND INDICATORS   The main event this week was the Federal Reserve policy announcement this Wednesday. The Fed renewed its pledge to keep interest rates near zero for a “considerable zero” but also indicated it could raise borrower costs faster than expected when needed. Most economists and traders expected the central bank to […]

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Are Moving Expenses Tax Deductible?

Posted in September 12, 2014
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Pending home sales rebound in July, reaching 11-month high

Posted in September 4, 2014

Pending home sales rose in July to their highest level in nearly a year, according to a new report. The National Assn. of Realtors said Thursday that its pending sales index climbed 3.3% last month after slipping 1.25% in June. The index, which tracks contracts signed for previously owned homes, hasn’t been higher since August […]

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ForRent.com rolls out neighborhood, school search filters

Posted in August 29, 2014

ForRent.com now lets users hunt for apartments by individual school attendance zones or neighborhood. Users see a list of neighborhoods and schools on the left-hand side of the search results page. After performing a search by city, state or ZIP code, a schools tab populates alphabetically with pertinent school data. Integration of the neighborhood and […]

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Mortgage Experts Say in Real Estate, Time is of the Essence

Posted in August 20, 2014

When it comes to buying a home, two experts say there’s no time like the present. NY1′s Tara Lynn Wagner filed the following report. Looking to buy a home? Now’s the time to get off the fence. “It’s really important to purchase a house in the next five months because we’re only going to see […]

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Home Mortgage Rates: Where are They Headed?

Posted in July 15, 2014

Many of our readers ask us where interest rates are headed over the next several months. While no one has a crystal ball, we did want to share what some experts are saying on the subject. HSH.com “For now, and likely through the summer, we may see data-driven bumps and dips in rates. Although we […]

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Are you remodeling or renovating? Tips!

Posted in July 15, 2014

Whether you’re remodeling to sell or renovating to make your place your dream home, there are two faces to the enemy of your plans: time scope creep and budget scope creep. Either can wreak havoc on your project, and both together can spell disaster. What is scope creep? It is the unintended expansion of both […]