Federal Tax Credit Used as Down Payment
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At last week’s NAR Mid-Year Conference in Washington, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, said that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is going to permit its lenders to allow home buyers to...
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NAR Believes Real Estate Slump Ending
A couple of weeks ago, I referenced a cautiously optimistic outlook on the economy (”Real Estate Slump End in Sight?”) by NAR’s former Chief Economist John Tuccillo. At the end...
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Real Estate Market Boosted by First Time Buyers
The National Association of REALTORS (NAR) says over 50 percent of March’s home sales were tied to first-time buyers, many of whom snapped up foreclosed homes and other distressed properties....
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Real Estate Slump End in Sight?
It's the 10 trillion dollar question and there are quite a few opinions:Over this past weekend, former NAR Chief Economist John Tuccillo posted a weblog entry (“Is the End in...
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Nationally Pending Home Sales Are Up
From NAR’s Research Division this past week:"Pending home sales have edged up, hinting at a possible pickup of sales activity in coming months, according to the National Association of Realtors....
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So, What’s Up With This $8,000 Tax Credit?
Last week, as the world knows by now, Congress passed a rather large Economic Stimulus Bill, with President Obama's signature expected this week. One of its features - a tax...
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