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Washington Sees Spate of Open House Thefts

Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Police in Western Washington say that the hot housing market is prompting more thefts at open houses, warning real estate professionals and homeowners to stay on alert.

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For International Property Buyers, U.S. Presents Stable Investment Opportunities

Published Friday, October 13, 2017

When it comes to global investments, there’s no place like the U.S. to invest in a home – or a rental property or seasonal vacation home, for that matter. 

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Health Care Executive Order Signed

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

On Thursday, October 12th, the White House issued an Executive Order(link is external) directing the Departments of Labor (DOL), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Treasury to consider changes to increase access to more affordable health insurance options for Americans, including “Association Health Plans” (AHPs).

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US Dominates Global Cities for Real Estate Investment

Published Thursday, October 12, 2017

Global property investment rose by 4% in the year to June to $1.5 trillion, reflecting improved sentiment in 2017, Cushman & Wakefield reported Thursday.

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MORTGAGE FRAUD IS BACK ON THE RISE

Published Tuesday, October 10, 2017
More borrowers are being dishonest on their mortgage applications, according to a recent story in the Miami Herald.

 

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Refinance Scams Target Military Vets

Published Monday, October 9, 2017

The federal government is investigating a number of predatory lending schemes targeting thousands of veterans who have Veterans Administration mortgages. Officials say the scams aim to convince borrowers to repeatedly refinance, ultimately paying more on their loans. Some lenders also are being accused of using teaser interest rates, “cash out” windfalls, and lower monthly payments, using marketing materials that sometimes resemble Department of Defense information, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Colombians look for Miami homes more than buyers from any other country again

Published Monday, October 9, 2017

Colombia held the No. 1 spot for countries looking for South Florida homes, according to the Miami Association of Realtors.

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GOV. BROWN SIGNS NEW CALIFORNIA AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAWS

Published Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed a robust package of housing legislation aimed at addressing California’s unprecedented affordability crisis. “These new laws will help cut red tape and encourage more affordable housing, including shelter for the growing number of homeless in California,” Brown said in a statement.

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