Nov 13, 2019

Almost 4,000 SJSU Students Have Experienced Homelessness

Today’s News Synopsis: Airbnb to house homeless students at SJSU.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 9.6% increase in mortgage applications from last week.  A year after coming to Virginia, what effect has Amazon’s 2 headquarters had on home prices in Virginia? In The News: Redfin – “National Bidding War Rate

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Feb 19, 2019

Rent Hikes = Pay Relocation Fees

Today’s News Synopsis: This city in California is requiring landlords to pay relocation fees.  Apparently, in every U.S. state it is more expensive to own than to buy, and CNBC’s latest chart showed just by how much in each state.  Remodeling on residential properties is showing signs of increase according

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Feb 14, 2019

Now You See Us, Now You Don’t

Today’s News Synopsis: Amazon HQ2 pulls the plug on New York.  Freddie Mac reported fixed-rate mortgages are at their lowest in a year with 30-year rates now at 4.37% and 15-year rates at 3.81%.  Home purchase mortgage applications increased in January, although year-over-year they remained flat. In The News: Mortgage

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Dec 04, 2018

House Hacking!

Today’s News Synopsis: Want to live in expensive markets and save money?  Fannie Mae’s Doug Duncan was featured this week saying that all of his forecasts and analyses are not just for making the public aware, but also for the benefit of everyone in the real estate industry form consumers

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Nov 15, 2018

News Flash, Not All Mortgage Advice Is Good

Today’s News Synopsis: The worst mortgage advice experts have ever heard.  Mortgage rates have leveled off after showing signs of increase with 30-year rates now at 4.94% and 15-year rates at 4.36%.  Opportunity zones are one of the great benefits that came out of the Trump Tax Plan, and it

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Nov 14, 2018

Not Everyone Is Ecstatic Over Amazon Coming To Town

Today’s News Synopsis: Rent hikes, now with 2-day shipping!  Mortgage applications decreased 3.2% from last week as interest rates continue to rise and stocks decrease.  You can now own a piece of the Eiffel Tower; you will just need about $50 grand. In The News: Curbed – “Want a piece of the

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Nov 13, 2018

Denim Is Home Décor’s Hottest New Fabric

Today’s News Synopsis: Do these jeans make me look fat? Said the sofa?  What are the top ten scariest things a home inspector might find in your house?  Amazon’s pick of Northern Virginia for their new headquarters has received mixed reviews from different people in the real estate space. In

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Nov 05, 2018

Is A Crash Looming?

Today’s News Synopsis: Another Southern California home-price boom is cooling.  Amazon’s HQ2 location search just took a surprise twist.  According to Black Knight Financial Services, the increase in interest rates led to a decrease in the number of people with an interest rate incentive to refinance as well as housing in

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May 31, 2018

Where Will Amazon’s Second Headquarters Be? Might Depend on the Health of that Market

Today’s News Synopsis: 19 cities in the U.S. are in the running for being the second location for Amazon’s second headquarters, and they are all being ranked based on the health of market and quality of life of their homebuyers.  Mortgage rates increased slightly this week with 30-year rates now

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