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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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Nov 12, 2019

Boomers Upsizing in Retirement

Today’s News Synopsis: Forget aging in place.  Which housing markets have the highest share of seriously underwater properties?  The amount of mortgage credit availability increased in October by 0.9% to 185.1. In The News: ATTOM Data Solutions – “Top 10 Housing Markets with Highest Share of Properties Seriously Underwater” (11-12-2019)

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Nov 08, 2019

More Americans Say Now Is A Bad Time To Buy A Home #476

 Real Estate News Recap: Black Knight: Annual home price appreciation climbs to a 6-month high Mortgage Applications Decrease in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage Rates Fall Back More Americans say now is a bad time to buy a home Our Money Pit of a House Is Hurting Our Marriage

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Nov 07, 2019

What Will Be Their Social Impact On California’s Housing Market?

Today’s News Synopsis: Opportunity Zones!  Mortgage rates decreased this week with 30-year rates now at 3.69% and 15-year rates at 3.13%.  Where are the 20 hottest real estate markets? In The News: Realtor.com – “The 20 Hottest Markets in Real Estate, October 2019: Why Ohio?” (11-7-2019) “Ohio may be considered flyover

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Nov 06, 2019

Make Sure You Weigh The Pros and Cons

Today’s News Synopsis: Thinking about renting out your spare room?  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications decreased 0.1% from last week.  Co-living is becoming the way to live now, but only because people have to in order to afford to live. In The News: Realtor.com – “7 Home Maintenance Projects

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Nov 05, 2019

Harry Potter’s Home For Sale

Today’s News Synopsis: You can now rent out a room on Airbnb from the home of Harry Potter.  What is the one thing most sellers forget to hide before hosting an open house?  Home price appreciation increased to its highest in 6 months. In The News: MarketWatch – “The 10 most

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Nov 04, 2019

When Fixing Your House Is Breaking Your Marriage

Today’s News Synopsis: Married and living in a money pit?  More and more homeowners are choosing to stay where they are longer, but what could this mean for real estate?  Apple is giving away $2.5 billion to address the Silicon Valley Affordable Housing Crisis. In The News: Forge – “Our Money

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Nov 01, 2019

What Is The Scariest Real Estate Story You Ever Heard? #475

 Real Estate News Recap: MBA 2020 Forecast: Purchase Originations to Increase 1.6 Percent to $1.29 Trillion Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Millennials are 13 times more likely to buy a haunted house Selling a Haunted House?  Here’s What You Need to Know Haunted Real Estate Estate:

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Oct 30, 2019

More Than Half of the Homeowners Would

Today’s News Synopsis: Would you sell your house if you thought it had ghosts?  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported mortgage applications increased 0.6% from last week.  Developers are turning to NASA photos to attract people to their luxury buildings. In The News: Yahoo Finance – “Haunted Real Estate: Half of Homeowners

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Oct 29, 2019

In Most States You Don’t Have To Say Boo About It

Today’s News Synopsis: Selling a haunted house?  The Mortgage Bankers Association predicted purchase originations will increase by 1.6% to $1.29 trillion in the next year.  What were the two major forces to reshape affordable housing? In The News: First American – “Two Forces Re-Shaped Housing Affordability in 2019, According to First

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