News – March 12, 2018

  • Prices Starting to Top Out

    Home prices are starting to top out, with appreciation decelerating as the market moves toward a peak, according to the Buy vs. Rent Index published by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU). “Housing markets are slowing, suggesting that we are nearing a peak in housing markets around the U.S.—but this is good […]

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  • February Jobs Impress

    Fed Has Green Light February brought the economy an impressive 313,000 jobs and 4.1 percent unemployment, with average hourly wages up four cents to $26.75. Construction jobs, notably, rose by 61,000. “[These] employment numbers strengthen the view that the U.S. economy is still on a strong growth trajectory,” said Gad Levanon, chief economist for North […]

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  • Changes Coming to USDA Rural Housing Loan Eligibility

    Access to affordable, safe mortgage financing is a struggle for many rural Americans. Large banks and mortgage lenders often do not operate in rural areas. The condition of many homes, while typical for rural areas, do not meet the property requirements associated with the Federal Housing Administration or Department of Veterans Affairs mortgage financing programs. […]

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  • 5 Great Cities for Millennial Homebuyers

    (TNS)—For millennials who are ready to become homeowners, finding an affordable house in a great community can be challenging. With housing inventory historically low, real estate in major metro areas is at a premium. It’s no surprise, then, that young buyers are moving to the suburbs, according to the 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational […]

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  • Agent With HUNT Real Estate ERA Named No. 1 for Sold Units

    An agent with HUNT Real Estate ERA, Larry Magguilli, has been named No. 1 in the ERA Real Estate network for sold units for the third straight year. Magguilli, who sold 465 units in 2017, is No. 1 out of 36,000 affiliates worldwide. The announcement was made at the recent 2018 ERA International Business Conference. […]

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  • Launches ‘Local Pride’ College Scholarship® has announced the launch of the Local Pride Scholarship, part of its commitment to helping future generations achieve their education goals, and ultimately better position them for homeownership, according to a company release. The scholarship, which plans to award annually, gives students a chance to show off their local pride with an essay […]

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