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Texas continues to do its part to keep helping military veterans and their families. A full homestead property tax exemption that began in 2009 to help totally disabled military veterans will extend to their surviving spouses after Jan. 1. “This new provision will help families who have been a part of the tremendous sacrifice that veterans have given our country,” said Texas Comptroller Susan Combs. “Texas voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that will allow surviving spouses of totally disabled veterans to continue to claim a full homestead exemption and not pay property taxes on their home.” In 2009, (1 comments)
Latest Press Release The Fourth Quarter Starts with Broad-based Declines in Home Prices According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices(PDF) 27-Dec-2011 09:00 Data through October 2011, released today by S&P Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed decreases of 1.1% and 1.2% for the 10- and 20-City Composites in October (0 comments)
Survey: Home Prices Down in Most Major US Cities - 12/28/11 01:09 PM
U.S. home prices fell in most major cities for the second straight month, further evidence the housing recovery will be bumpy and weigh on the broader economy. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index released Tuesday, Dec. 27, showed prices dropped in October from September in 19 of the 20 cities tracked. Still, home prices have fallen roughly 32 percent nationwide since the housing bubble burst five years ago and are back to 2003 levels, according to the index. Prices are even lower in hard-hit areas, such as Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Washington, New York, Los Angeles and San Diego (0 comments)
Appraisal Management Licensing Changes, Lenders Slow to Catch On - 12/25/11 03:19 PM
by Elizabeth Ecker Published in News, Reverse Mortgage New state licensing going into effect is making it more and more costly—and difficult—to operate as a small appraisal management company (AMC). But the new licensing is also coming as a surprise to some lenders as state-by-state, the new licensing goes into effect. It could have strong implications for the future of AMCs as well as the lenders that work with them. For the 20-plus states that currently require state licensing, lenders should react accordingly, says Erik Richard, CEO of AMC Landmark Network. “We’re hearing from lenders that regulators are starting to verify (1 comments)
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