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Sep 18, 2019

A Painting For a Tax Break?

Today’s News Synopsis: Affluent art collectors may have an opportunity at a tax break thanks to opportunity zones.  Housing starts showed a healthy increase in August at 12.3%.  Mortgage applications remained relatively the same, having decreased by only 0.1%. In The News: NAHB – “Housing Starts Post Healthy Gains in August”

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Sep 03, 2019

Deal Would Cap Annual Rent Increases At 5% Plus Inflation and 10% Max

Today’s News Synopsis: California governor announces deal to cap rising rents.  Home prices increased slightly in July by 3.6% year-over-year.  Which age group is driving home prices up again?  Believe it or not, it’s the older millennials. In The News: HousingWire – “Artificial intelligence in residential real estate: Reality or hype?”

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Aug 16, 2019

Florida Real Estate and Opportunity Zones With Bruce and Aaron Norris #656

This week’s radio guests are The Norris Group’s very own Bruce and Aaron Norris coming to us from Florida. As part of their Florida seminar, they decided to add some new chapters, and they had no idea how far down the rabbit trail they would go on one of them.

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Aug 16, 2019

The Real Estate Radio Show With Bruce and Aaron Norris

This week’s radio guests are The Norris Group’s very own Bruce and Aaron Norris coming to us from Florida. As part of their Florida seminar, they decided to add some new chapters, and they had no idea how far down the rabbit trail they would go on one of them.

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Jul 18, 2019

More Than Just A Tax Break

Today’s News Synopsis: Understanding Opportunity Zones.  Mortgage rates increased this week with 30-year rates now at 3.81% and 15-year rates at 3.23%.  U.S. Median Home Prices Reach A New Peak In Q2 2019, up 10.8% from the previous quarter and 6.4% year-over-year. In The News: Inman – “Understanding the nuances of

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May 07, 2019

Riverside, CA Has The Biggest Share

Today’s News Synopsis: More than 1/5 Millennials still live with mom.  Home prices in March increased by 3.7% year-over-year according to CoreLogic.  So what it is about that $17,000 “sweet spot” that could help you in selling your home? In The News: Zillow – “More Than One in Five Millennials Sill

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Apr 15, 2019

Ouch! How Much Did That Set Us Back?!

Today’s News Synopsis: What’s a common mistake homeowners make that can be very costly?  Where are the 10 neighborhoods in America that are seeing the fastest-growing gentrification?  Despite an increase in enthusiasm for opportunity zones, surprisingly more are not buying into it. In The News: MarketWatch – “Will Uber’s IPO really

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Jan 07, 2019

Parents Buying Homes For Kids Is One Way To Find Affordable Housing

Today’s News Synopsis: Can’t afford a house?  Ask mom and dad.  A new app was just developed by an Australian company, Fologram, that will allow you to see a 3D design of your blueprint in the real world.  According to a recent survey by Redfin, the two groups that believe

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Jan 03, 2019

No. 1 Reason….Livability

Today’s News Synopsis: Homeowners love their DIY remodels says N.A.R. survey.  The Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 9.8% decrease in mortgage applications from last week.  Where are we at in terms of opportunity zones this year? In The News: Zillow – “California Captured One-Third of the National Housing Recovery” (1-3-2019) “The

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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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