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In 2018, anticipate home-building will shift to the suburbs, according to a forecast recently released by Zillow. Cheaper construction costs, coupled with demand for entry-level homes, is expected to lead to increased inventory in the suburbs. “We’re on the other side of the housing recovery, and the real estate market looks quite different than it […]

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11/19/2017 12:09:21 PM

The holiday season is here, and with it the mass amounts of consumer shopping tied to gift-giving, or just personal spending at a discounted price. While terms like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are synonymous with post-Thanksgiving consumer spending sparked by widespread sales, real estate shoppers are no strangers to home-buying during the holiday season, […]

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11/19/2017 12:07:31 PM

ReferralExchange agents take an out-of-the-box approach to generating referrals Referrals have long been a key for success in the real estate business, but simply waiting for friends and family members to tell you they know someone moving out of the area isn’t enough to cut it for real estate professionals looking to keep pace with […]

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11/19/2017 12:05:02 PM

Ramping Up for the Next Generation of Real Estate For the ownership team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties, it’s all about focused growth—and maintaining a company culture that thrives on performance and professionalism. The company, which reported volume last year of over $1.5 billion, has grown its agent population by nearly one-fourth in […]

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11/17/2017 11:05:16 PM

HomeTeam Inspection Service raises the bar in a competitive industry For Paul Spires—founder of HomeTeam Inspection Service—the idea to introduce a team of inspectors onsite came from his desire to provide a more thorough home inspection and relieve a common problem he heard about within the real estate industry: the length of time it took […]

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11/17/2017 11:04:06 PM

Homeownership is considered a challenging stepping stone on the path to the American Dream—a fact that is especially true for many millennial and minority consumers. The fifth annual America at Home survey by non-profit NeighborWorks America found that down payment confusion, credit score misinformation and student loan debt are the major obstacles standing in the […]

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11/17/2017 11:02:38 PM

After much conversation revolving around tax policy, and anticipation from the Republican Party to successfully pass tax legislation by end of year, House Republicans passed their controversial tax overhaul plan in a successful 227-205 vote. President Donald Trump visited Capitol Hill on the morning of the announcement to promote the legislation. The Senate will still […]

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11/16/2017 3:06:03 PM

Cole Information’s local focus and depth of data put real estate professionals where they want to be If there’s anything better than selling a home, it’s picking up a listing five doors away before the ink has dried on the contract—and agents have a better shot at doing just that, thanks to the marriage of […]

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11/16/2017 3:02:44 PM

Once touted as the most popular and innovative internet community of its time, Facebook is now pushing to compete with trendy social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. As part of its rebranding efforts to become an all-in-one service, Facebook recently added payment capabilities to its messaging service, along with various filters to its camera […]

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11/15/2017 2:52:18 PM

Appraisals better matched owner perceptions in October, coming in only 0.99 percent lower than expected, according to the latest Quicken Loans’ National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The latest Quicken Loans National Home Value Index (HVI) shows appraised values rose 4.76 percent year-over-year. A summary of the HPPI: Owner’s estimates of their home’s value rose […]

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9/27/2017 6:00:00 PM

A lower-cost VA mortgage can finance investment property. Find out how it works.

9/25/2017 6:00:00 PM

If you're a veteran, reservist or on active duty, explore a VA rate-reduction refi.

9/24/2017 6:00:00 PM

You don't have to make a down payment on a VA loan. See the pros and cons.

9/21/2017 6:00:00 PM

Did you know you can get a VA mortgage after bankruptcy? And that's not all.

9/17/2017 6:00:00 PM

Here are steps you can take for making that big leap to homeownership.

9/14/2017 3:00:00 AM

Getting a VA loan may not be the easiest way for a veteran to buy a short sale, but it can be done.

9/13/2017 6:00:00 PM

Buying a home? Find out if a VA loan is right for you.

9/10/2017 6:00:00 PM

These loans require a minimum down payment of only 3.5 percent. Here's what else to know.

9/10/2017 6:00:00 PM
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