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Conforming mortgage limits go up in 2017
For the first time since 2006, the federal government has increased the maximum amount of a conforming loan by $7,100, boosting it to $424,100 in most regions. Read more
Congress could be homeowners' Grinch this Christmas
Some tax benefits - mortgage debt forgiveness, and the deductibility of mortgage insurance premiums and energy-efficient upgrades, for example - expire Dec. 31, and many lawmakers don't want to extend them. Read more
Mortgage rates keep rising after Trump's election win
Long-term mortgage rates continued to surge last week, rising above the psychological threshold of 4% (to 4.03%) - the highest level since summer 2015. Read more.
Should an HOA respond to a certified letter?
Legal Q&A: Condo law and HOA laws differ. Homeowner associations may have no legal obligation to respond when it could be required for condo associations. Read more.
China now world's largest cross-border investor
China overtook the U.S. and became the largest real estate investor of property outside its own borders - a trend that probably won't slow anytime soon. Read more
Buyers afraid of rising rates? Put it in perspective
Higher interest rates could hurt buyers shopping for homes at their budget's upper limit, but rates are still historically low even after the recent increases. Read more
Jacksonville: Daytona company buys Westside, its 7th area apartment complex
Miami: Russian billionaire makes big bet on Miami with $54 million land deal
West Palm Beach: Medical complex featuring world-class hospital to launch
Orlando: City could see influx in amusement-based business growth