9 Easy Mistakes Homeowners Make on Their Taxes

Don’t rouse the IRS or pay more taxes than necessary — know the score on each home tax deduction and credit. As you calculate your tax returns, be careful not to commit any of these nine home-related tax mistakes, which tax pros say are especially common and can cost you money or draw the IRS …

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Freddie Mac Auctioning Delinquent Mortgage Loans

Delinquent mortgage loans worth $410-million will be auctioned off in three pools. According to DSNews.com’s article “Freddie Mac to Auction $410 Million Worth of Delinquent Mortgage Loans” (Jan. 24, 2015. http://dsnews.com/news/01-24-2015/freddie-mac-auction-410-million-worth-delinquent-mortgage-loans): The delinquent loans are scheduled to be auctioned off in three pools with unpaid principal balances of $160 million, $141 million, and $109 million, …

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What Home Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Housing Affordability

Is it the right time to buy a house? Is it the right time to sell? How do you know when to jump into the real estate market? The answer is….it depends. There’s no single answer that applies to everyone. A host of factors come into play, including the economy in general, whether home prices …

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Existing-home sales in 2013 were strongest in 7 years

Existing-home sales last year hit their highest level since 2006 as the housing market continued to stabilize, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) reported. Compared to 2012, existing-home sales in 2013 increased 9.1 percent to 5.09 million, marking the strongest performance since 2006, “when sales reached an unsustainably high 6.48 million at the close of …

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