Real Estate News

Jan. 22, 2018

Battery-powered homes becoming a reality

NEW YORK – Jan. 22, 2018 – Your clients may one day live in a battery-powered home – a closer reality for homeowners in New York, California, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont and Arizona. Many municipalities in those states are revamping electrical grids and turning to batteries to make them more efficient ...

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Jan. 12, 2018

Average 30-year mortgage rates rise to 3.99%

WASHINGTON (AP) – Jan. 11, 2018 – The cost of borrowing money to buy a home rose slightly this week, but remains historically low.

The average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 3.99 percent, from 3.95 percent last week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said. This week's ...

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Jan. 8, 2018

Flood insurance expires again on Jan. 19 – or not

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Jan. 5, 2018 – A press release from FEMA went out this week reminding property owners of the importance of flood insurance. But it's unlikely anyone in the St. Augustine area needs the reminder. With significant flood damage in the last two hurricane seasons, there ...

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Oct. 18, 2017

How to buy the last house you’ll ever buy

How to buy the last house you’ll ever buy

 

NEW YORK – Oct. 17, 2017 – My husband and I bought what we thought was a starter home 20 years ago. Now we think of it as our "forever" home, where we plan to retire and live out the ...

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