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2017 

Your Tax Return: Bring it Home This time of year, many people eagerly check their mailboxes looking for their tax return check from the IRS. But, what do most people plan to do with the money? GO Banking Rates recently surveyed Americans and asked the question – “What do you plan on doing with yo...
04/27/2017
Real Estate Mogul: Here’s Why You Should Buy Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house? Conlon responded: “I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is ...
04/27/2017
3 Charts That Shout, ‘List Your Home Today!’ In school, we all learned the theory of supply and demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise. SUPPLY The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes ...
04/27/2017
How Fast Can You Save for a Down Payment? Saving for a down payment is often the biggest hurdle for a first-time homebuyer. Depending on where you live, median income, median rents, and home prices all vary. So, we set out to find out how long would it take you to save for a down payment in each ...
04/26/2017
  Send to a Friend Follow Me On: Mortgage Market Guide: Housing Starts Slip. Building Permits Rise.    In This Issue           Last Week in Review: Bad weather bites Housing Starts, while Existing Home Sales surge. Forecast for the Week: A disappointing GDP is expected. Plus, key housing reports...
04/25/2017
  Follow Me On:   Your REALinsight on Real Estate and Housing   // Rate Update     15 and 30 Year Home Loan Rates The first quarter of 2017 ushered in new administration in Washington, which pushed the major Stock indices to record high levels. Promises of decreased regulation and lower taxes se...
04/24/2017
Tax Return Depressing? Owning a Home Could Help Many Americans got some depressing news last week; either their tax return was not as large as they had hoped or, in some cases, they were told they owed additional money to either the Federal or State government or both. One way to save on taxes is...
04/20/2017
Preparing for West Palm Beach Appraisals, 5 Stress-Reducing TipsYou’ve probably heard the wry old saying: “Nothing clears the mind like the prospect of being hanged at dawn.” For some homeowners, you could add an equally wry modern West Palm Beach real estate version: “Nothing clears the mind lik...
04/20/2017
Measuring Your Ability to Achieve the American Dream Forbes.com recently released the results of their new American Dream Index, in which they measure “the prosperity of the middle class, and…examine which states best support the American Dream.” The monthly index measures several different econo...
04/20/2017
US Housing Market Continues the Move into ‘Buy Territory’!According to the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, the U.S. housing market has continued to move deeper into buy territory, supporting the belief that housing markets across the country remain a sound investment.The BH&J...
04/19/2017
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