Posts Tagged ‘#sellyourhome’

FHFA Says Home Prices Up 18.7% from One Year Ago

According to the latest Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI), U.S. house prices rose 18.7% from Q1 2021 to the first Q2 2022. The seasonally adjusted monthly index for March was up 1.5% from February. The FHFA produces the nation’s only public, freely available house price indexes (HPIs) that measure changes in…

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Chicagoland homes are getting snatched up — fast

Chicagoland homebuyers are facing increasingly tough competition as the amount of time homes spend on the market continues to shrink, according to a new report from the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®. The monthly report notes that the average number of days spent on the market for suburban detached homes shrank 22.9% in March, year over…

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Affordable Chicago Suburbs

8 of the 10 best affordable suburbs are in Chicagoland — with Crystal Lake at No. 1 In December, StorageCafe released a list of the most city-like suburbs with Chicagoland dominating the top spots of affordable Suburbs. Now, a new study from the site investigates the pricing of that premier suburban living — and Illinois suburbs ranked as the…

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Down Payment Misperceptions Persist

Tackling Home Financing and Downpayment Misconceptions This is a reprint of a National Association of Realtors Article January 7, 2022 Financing & Credit By: Jessica Lautz The article below is a reprint from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Please note that we have some referral lenders with conventional lending programs with as little as 3.5…

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Mortgage Interest Deductions 101: What You Should Know

If you don’t enjoy doing your taxes, you’re not alone. (Sometimes, it even feels feel like hot pokers under the fingernails.) But taxes can be fun when you understand how to make the best of your personal financial situations. Savvy investors must understand the power of taking all of the deductions you can—legally, of course.…

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WHERE ARE THE BEST SUBURBS FOR CITY-LIKE LIVING?

The Dallas and Chicago metro markets offer some of the best suburbs for city-living and suburban atmosphere, according to StorageCafe. By Vincent Salandro Courtesy Adobe Stock While the suburbs have not always been able to compete with cities in terms of lifestyle offerings, shifting expectations in recent years have caused many suburban areas to offer more…

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Fed sees three rate hikes next year

Fed sees three rate hikes next year Fed will aggressively dial back its bond buying, sees three rate hikes next year PUBLISHED WED, DEC 15 20212:01 PM EST UPDATED WED, DEC 15 20216:28 PM EST Jeff [email protected]@JEFFCOXCNBCCOM SHAREShare Article via FacebookShare Article via TwitterShare Article via LinkedInShare Article via Email KEY POINTS The Federal Reserve provided…

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Soaring Home Prices Are Roiling Appraisals and Upending Sales

This is a reprint of an article from the Wall Street Journal.  We have a solution to the Appraisal Problem. Click the link at the bottom of the article. By Nicole Friedman Oct 11, 2021 Jason and Talitha Brooks listed their house in Orange Park, Fla., in June at $320,000. After receiving multiple bids, the couple…

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