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Housing Predictions 2015

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Millions of homeowners could refinance and save big

        The government recently launched a campaign to convince those most at risk to take the leap. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, nearly 770,000 homeowners are eligible for cheaper loans through its Home Affordable Refinance Program. Refinancing through that program could save homeowners an average of $200 a month, or […]

3 Key Tax Deductions Renewed for Homeowners

According to realtor.com, if you did any of these three things in 2014, you still have reason to celebrate (OK, maybe not really celebrate, but celebrate as much as anyone can while doing taxes). Short sale In the third quarter of 2014, millions of homes in the United States were seriously underwater, according to the real estate research […]

Reasons 2015 Will Rock for Real Estate

After a slowdown in the market this year, housing analysts and economists have high hopes for 2015. The real estate market is expected to build momentum across the board nest year, mostly because of a strengthening economy. Here’s a recap of some of the real estate forecasts for 2015: Millennial force: Younger professionals are having […]

A Big Mortgage Change Happened

The change went into effect Saturday with the goal of making homeownership more accessible to Americans than it has been in a tight post-recession mortgage market. These low-down-payment loans apply to 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (The FHFA regulates Fannie and Freddie, which guarantee the majority of U.S. mortgages.) What […]