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The Best Places to be a Landlord

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017

Higher home prices and a tight supply of homes for sale may be the mantra nationwide. But certain markets are still offering lucrative options for investors.

Real estate sales and auction company TenX released its top picks for investors and Texas had the most markets on its list,

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Mortgage Rates Take a Leap This Week

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017

Borrowers saw financing costs for a mortgage move higher this week. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage posted its largest week-over-week increase since July.

“The 30-year mortgage rate increased for a second consecutive week,

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Why Single-Family Rentals Gain Market Edge

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017

Single-family rentals are the fastest-growing segment in the housing market, outpacing owner-occupied single-family homes and all multifamily housing, according to the Urban Institute. Single-family rentals now account for 35 percent of the country’s 44 million rental units.

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States With Highest, Lowest Property Taxes

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 03, 2017

New Jersey continues to lead the nation with the highest annual real estate taxes in the country. The state’s residents pay an average of $8,374 a year, which is about $7,000 more than Alabama residents—who pay the lowest property taxes in the country.

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Mortgage Rates Stuck in Holding Pattern

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage barely budged this week, staying well below the 4 percent mark. “Rates held relatively flat this week,” says Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sean Becketti. “The 10-year Treasury yield fell just 1 basis point,

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Real Estate Pros Say Prices to Continue to Escalate

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Home prices likely will continue to rise over the next year as buyer demand continues to outstrip supply in many markets, according to the August 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index.

That bodes well for homeowners,

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The 20 Hottest Housing Markets in September

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

California continued to dominate realtor.com®’s latest rankings of top-performing housing markets. The state boasted 11 metros on this month’s top 20 list for markets that are seeing the quickest sales and most buyer demand online at realtor.com®.

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Flip, Rent, or Hold: The Best Investment Option

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

What are the pros and cons of each type of real estate investment, and which ones are the most profitable? “Over the generations, real estate has proven itself to be a pretty good, time-tested investment,” says Eric Tyson,

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Housing Predictions for 2018

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

New homes are expected to be a “primary driver of sales in 2018,” as 1.33 million housing starts are predicted next year—up from 1.22 million in 2017, according to Freddie Mac’s September Outlook report,

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Fed Hints at Looming December Rate Hike

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

The Federal Reserve voted to leave its short-term rates unchanged on Wednesday but it did indicate that a rise to its short-term interest rates is likely on track for later this year.

“The basic message here is U.S.

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