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Santa stashes his stuff here: How to invest in that

Santa stashes his stuff here: How to invest in that

Investors may be missing out on a good buy, especially in one fast-growing REIT sector: warehouses.

One of your monthly housing bills may get bigger

One of your monthly housing bills may get bigger

Home equity lines of credit are susceptible to a rise in interest rates, which means they just got more expensive.

Plunge in mortgage applications stalls, down just 0.7 percent

Plunge in mortgage applications stalls, down just 0.7 percent

The bleeding in the mortgage business appears to have slowed, following a sharp rise in mortgage rates postelection.

Trump effect: That house you want got $16,000 more expensive since he won

Trump effect: That house you want got $16,000 more expensive since he won

Since Trump’s victory, rising mortgage rates have made homes the least affordable since the Great Recession.

Heads up homeowners: Mortgage interest deduction on Trump’s chopping block

Heads up homeowners: Mortgage interest deduction on Trump’s chopping block

The incoming administration is apparently not afraid to take a homeownership bonus: The mortgage interest deduction.

Pending home sales in October up 0.1% pre-election, before rate spike

Pending home sales in October up 0.1% pre-election, before rate spike

Signed contracts to buy existing homes rose just 0.1 percent month-to-month in October.

Higher interest rates crush mortgage application volume, down 9.4%

Higher interest rates crush mortgage application volume, down 9.4%

Mortgage application volume in the Thanksgiving week dropped to the lowest level since early January.

US home prices hit new peak in September, up 5.5%

US home prices hit new peak in September, up 5.5%

Home prices were 5.5 percent higher than September of 2015, up from the 5.1 percent annual gain in August.

How to Create a Warm, Inviting Winter Listing

How to Create a Warm, Inviting Winter Listing

By Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating A Welcoming Curb Appeal Maintain a polished look by keeping gutters clean and shrubs trimmed. Be sure to also remove any hazards by shoveling, sanding, and removing any ice or snow from the driveway, walkways, and sidewalks. To engage buyers on a gloomy day, keep […]