WASHINGTON — If you’re looking to sell your home, is there an optimal window of time during the year — say a two-week period — when your listing is likely to sell faster and at a higher price... Read More
WASHINGTON — Everybody knows how important credit scores are to obtaining a home mortgage. But are lenders lately playing a numbers game with consumers — claiming they’re willing to accept... Read More
WASHINGTON — Do American homeowners think their properties are worth less than the actual market value, as measured by professional appraisers?
Highly unlikely, you’d probably say. Everybody... Read More
When the weather warms up, so does the real estate market. Spring and summer are traditionally the seasons when both home buyers and sellers are most active across the country. If you'll be putting... Read More
WASHINGTON — Is partisan warfare on Capitol Hill over taxation of medical devices crushing thousands of homeowners’ plans to do short sales this year?
Medical devices? What connection could... Read More
WASHINGTON — For young first-time buyers, people with modest down payment cash, or seniors who want to tap their equity using a reverse mortgage, it’s a growing problem: They cannot use Federal... Read More
After flatlining during the economic downturn that began around 2008, housing markets in many regions of the United States and Canada have shown signs of recovery. Those in the market to buy and... Read More
While it’s true that the bulk of home sales generally take place in the spring and summer, fall and winter can also be a fruitful time to sell.
“Families with school-aged children often prefer... Read More
WASHINGTON — For one of the least productive congressional sessions in modern history, the final word about tax reform last week was entirely in character: Nothing’s happening.
But is that... Read More