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Where Are the First-time Home Buyers?

August 24, 2012: 

With ultra-low mortgage rates and high affordability, first-time home buyers may never have a better time to jump into the housing market. So why aren't there more of them?

Republican Platform Support for MID a Win for Home Owners

August 23, 2012: 

Republicans writing their party platform for their upcoming 2012 convention in Tampa next week inserted language specifying their support for the mortgage interest deduction.

MID Platform Win Shows Impact of Activism

August 23, 2012: 

REALTOR magazine describes the devotion from two real estate professionals and others who are delegates to the Republican National Convention to push through language in their party’s platform that explicitly calls for protecting the mortgage interest deduction.

REO Shadow Inventory Weighs on Market

August 23, 2012: 

Some housing experts are accusing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of purposely keeping some foreclosures off the market as they wait for home prices to pick up more.

Long-Term Home Ownership Does Foster Civic Engagement

August 23, 2012: 

Researchers find that sustained home ownership does inspire more people to get involved with the community.

Get 2013 AE Institute Updates Delivered to You via Facebook

August 22, 2012: 

"Like" AE Institute on Facebook to receive the latest updates on what's in store for 2013 AE Institute in San Diego.

Freddie Mac Offers New $500 Home Warranty Credit

August 21, 2012: 

Freddie Mac's new $500 home warranty credit is a "timely opportunity" for home buyers, says American Home Shield.

Gov't Sets New Bailout Terms for Fannie, Freddie

August 20, 2012: 

The Treasury Department announced tweaks to a bailout agreement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that sets out to decrease the mortgage giants' holdings faster and speed up repayment of bailout money.

Tips for Buyer's Agents on Condo Deals

August 20, 2012: 

Here are best practices for agents below who are representing buyers purchasing a condo.

Blog: A Reasonable RESPA Clarification

August 20, 2012: 

Taking action that could benefit small businesses and real estate professionals, the House recently passed the Real Estate Settlement Procedures (RESPA) Home Warranty Clarification Act of 2011. If the measure clears the Senate and is signed into law, real estate professionals could again market home warranties more easily to consumers.

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