Monthly Archives: January 2013

New Legislation Benefits Homeowners

  New legislation recently passed by Congress has brought back a popular tax break on mortgage insurance premiums. The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extends the tax break — which expired at the end of 2011 — allowing borrowers to deduct … Continue reading

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Has the Housing Market Halfway Recovered?

Locally all indications are that we have recovered! Nationally the process has begun. Luckily like many other western states Idaho uses a non-judicial foreclosure process that has allowed us to recover much faster than other parts of the country! Are … Continue reading

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Case-Shiller: Prices Return to 2003 Levels

Weak prices in a number of late fall markets as evident in NAR’s latest pending sales index has been causing concern in the real estate circles, but Case-Shiller, the final word on prices, downplayed the doubters today. Through November 2012, … Continue reading

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Quick Tips

A great article for all of my friends in real estate. If you are serious about growing your business in 2013 this is a great quick read! 2013 is already proving to be a phenomenal year! Are your prepared? 1. … Continue reading

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Mortgage Applications Fall 8.1% as Rates Tick Up Sharply

Interest rates are starting to show signs that they will rise in the months to come. Are you waiting for rates to improve? That window may be closing quickly! Did you know that a 1% increase interest rates can mean … Continue reading

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Pace of Annual Home Price Increases is Quickening

Prices are on the rise all across the nation! Do you think that this increase in prices will continue? Why or why not?   The S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Indices posted another set of strong and broad-based annual increases in November 2012.  … Continue reading

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Inventory: Only Challenge to the Real Estate Recovery

Inventory is part of the equation: Increased rental rates combined with the potential for interest rates to rise will make it all the more challenging for home buyers to find their new home! That is why it is important to … Continue reading

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