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If you are considering purchasing a vacation home in a resort area of the USA, you are certainly not alone, in fact ownership of US vacation homes has never been more popular with investors from around the world. Many times, investors will look to purchase a residential home in a sunny beach, ski, mountain, or other resort area to use when on holiday. >>Read more.
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The Internal Revenue Service has some important information to share with individuals who have sold or are about to sell their home. If you have a gain from the sale of your main home, you may qualify to exclude all or part of that gain from your income. Here are ten tips from the IRS to keep in mind when selling your home. >>Read more

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By Lisa Gordon | Jan 24, 2017

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If you’ve been sitting on the fence about selling your home, it might just be time to hop off. Now. To put it in other terms: 2017 is poised to be the year of the home seller, real estate experts say.

“Sellers have been in the driver’s seat for the last two years, but this year is shaping up to be even better for several reasons,” says Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of realtor.com®. “Nothing is bad for sellers today.” >>Read more.
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Depending on which source and media you are listening to, you may find it a conflict as to what really is the new color trend for 2017. Sherwin-Williams announced the Color of the Year as “Poised Taupe SW 6039”. Benjamin Moore announced the 2017 choice is “Shadow 2117-30”. Pantone declared the Color of 2017 as “Greenery 15-0343”. What does that mean for you? >>Read more
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These 5 Trends Will Shape the Housing Market in 2017

Chris Matthews

If the U.S. economy is to hit escape velocity in 2017, you can expect the real estate sector to serve as its rocket fuel.

At its most broadly defined, housing can be counted on to compose 15% of GDP. It hasn't done that much heavy lifting lately, however. That's because in the wake of the real estate bubble, lending standards have remained tight, while the cautious builders who survived the crisis have been reluctant to dive headfirst into expanding their operations again.

But there are signs that these trends are about to change. Read more>>

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Orlando home sales, median price increase along with mortgage rate in November

Orlando home sales experienced a 7 percent year-over-year jump in November, along with a 9 percent increase in median price. The average interest rate paid by an Orlando homebuyer is November is 3.82 percent, up from 3.57 percent. >>Read more.

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