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California Housing Market Surging After Wildfires

As Northern California rises from the ashes, so too does its housing market, suggests just-released Trulia data. After catastrophic fires swept through the area five months ago, it’s not only are resident choosing to stay—new ones are also aiming to ...

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The Hidden Costs of Selling a Home

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According to a new study by Zillow and Thumbtack.com, U.S. homeowners are spending an average of nearly $20,000 to sell their homes in 2018. The exact total is $18,342, according to Zillow and Thumbtack’s 2018 Hidden Costs of Selling analysis, ...

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HARP Loans Continue Outperforming Pre-Crisis Mortgages

According to a new report by Moody’s Investor Service, Freddie Mac loans refinanced under the Home Affordable Refinance Program will continue to outperform pre-crisis Freddie loans that did not enter the program, but will also continue to lag behind post-crisis ...

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Clarifying Contested Foreclosures After Bankruptcy

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Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed off on Senate Bill 220, a new law addressing the property rights of defendants pertaining to bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings. DS News spoke to representatives from several Florida-based Legal League 100 law firms to ...

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Is a Strong Economy Translating Into More New Homes?

The national economy took an upturn in February, according to the Chicago Fed's latest National Activity Index. Released Monday, the CFNAI—which measures 85 economic markers—for February landed at 0.88. That's 0.02 above January numbers. The news, however, wasn't as good ...

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