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The Latest in Mortgage News: BoC's Affordability Index reaches worst level since 1991 - Mortgage Rates & Mortgage Broker News in Canada
The BoC released the first-quarter results of its Housing Affordability Index (HAI) this past week, which rose sharply compared to the previous quarter. The data shows a household must now devote 42.8% of its disposable income to housing-related expenses. That's up from 39.7% in Q4 2021 and 34.6% a year earlier. The release follows similar findings from the National Bank of Canada’s first- quarter. That measure saw its fifth consecutive deterioration. The measure, which strictly tracks mortgage carrying costs,... more
The Latest in Mortgage News: BoC's Affordability Index reaches worst level since 1991 - Mortgage Rates & Mortgage Broker News in Canada
Oceanfront Home In St. Martin With Huge Infinity Pool (PHOTOS)
This oceanfront home is located in Les Terres Basses, St. Martin and is situated on 4.5 acres of land. It was built in 2000 and features a huge Infinity Pool.
Oceanfront Home In St. Martin With Huge Infinity Pool (PHOTOS)
High and Mighty: 4 Homes with Dramatic Ceilings - Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog
From a Mediterranean manor on the water to a mountain-view contemporary in the high desert of Santa Fe, these homes feature ceilings that create spaces with eye-catching details and a touch of drama. It begins with a dramatic foyer that gives way to a "Grand room" with a fireplace, a wet bar, water views, and a magnificent coffered ceiling. Other highlights include a club room, a library, a gym, a chef's kitchen, a wine tasting room, inviting terraces, an alfresco dining room, a covered patio with a grill and... more
High and Mighty: 4 Homes with Dramatic Ceilings - Sotheby´s International Realty | Blog
What Developers Should Know About Sunshine Laws
The laws require that government meetings and records be publicly disclosed and open to the public. Utah enacted the first of these kinds of laws as far back as 1898. Florida adopted similar laws several years later, and all states eventually passed Sunshine Laws in the 1960s and 1970s. In New York City, new development projects can take several years from start to finish.
What Developers Should Know About Sunshine Laws
Market Comparison: Modern New Development Options In The Western U.S.
Market Comparison: Modern New Development Options In The Western U.S. Mountain towns across the country have yet to settle from the avalanche of home buyers that has been sweeping through states such as Colorado, Montana and California for the past two years. Check out these brand-new luxury developments in climbing mountain markets. The Townhomes at Born Mountain Club is an upcoming development featuring a limited collection of ... [ ] 2,500-square-foot luxury residences set in one of Colorado's most renowned... more
Market Comparison: Modern New Development Options In The Western U.S.
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See West Bend lake house with an indoor pool, two saunas listed at $1.6M: Open House
A unique lake property in West Bend is on the market for $1,599,000. Get a look inside the 7,581-square-foot luxury home, which includes an indoor pool, two saunas, theater room, an elevator, a full bar, a wine room, a workshop and a potential indoor shooting range room.
Mortgages: your options if you want to switch deals or are a first-time buyer
Rates on new mortgages are continuing to climb, leaving millions of people in the UK - from those looking to switch to a new deal to would-be first-time buyers - wondering about their options. After last week's 0.5 percentage point interest rate increase, many mortgage borrowers worried about rising costs are unsurprisingly seeking the shelter of a fixed rate - but the deals on sale now are significantly pricier than those on offer only a few months ago. The bad news for those whose deal is ending soon and who... more
Mortgages: your options if you want to switch deals or are a first-time buyer
The Rats Next Door Are Dangerous. What Can I Do About It?
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The Rats Next Door Are Dangerous. What Can I Do About It?
Rookie Reply: Time-Saving Real Estate Accounting Tips for New Investors
This week’s question comes from Aaron on the Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group. Aaron is asking: How do you set up your rental income for tax season? Do you just […]
Rookie Reply: Time-Saving Real Estate Accounting Tips for New Investors
What is the Triangle in NC?
The Research Triangle area in North Carolina is named after the three prestigious universities of Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. Research Triangle Park The Research Triangle Park, which is also known as RTP, established itself in 1959 and became a primary driver for economic growth in the Triangle area. It's fairly close to the middle of the 'Triangle' and thus the name Research Triangle Park. Oftentimes the Research Triangle Park is referred to as a miniature Silicon Valley thanks... more
What is the Triangle in NC?
3 Things to Know About Buying Rural Land
If you've been looking at rural real estate, you may have found it easy to get lost in the weeds. You want to buy smart about the property you purchase and how you invest your money. Avoid the mistakes that so many rural land buyers make! First, find out what to know when buying rural land, and then start your shopping. To start, answer these three questions correctly, and you should end up happy with that piece of county heaven when you find it! What is the area like? The most important thing to think about... more
3 Things to Know About Buying Rural Land
The Best Real Estate Company to choose in 2022!

One of the most competitive industries in the modern economy is real estate. Firms compete not only for customers and listings but also for qualified agents who can help a real estate company grow. This means that firms that grow quickly often pay their agents well and gain customer recommendations.

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The Best Real Estate Company to choose in 2022!
Don’t miss the “Making Stats a Reality” panel at the Women of Influence Forum Oct. 3

“Nothing is more timely (in my opinion) than having an open, honest and frank conversation about supporting women who want to make a difference in a historically male-driven industry by bringing on industry-leading women to the leadership table," said Hillary Saunders, chief broker officer and co-founder of Side, on this upcoming panel at HousingWire Annual.

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Don’t miss the “Making Stats a Reality” panel at the Women of Influence Forum Oct. 3
Mass. Gov. Signs Major Climate Bill
The Massachusetts law expands the state’s off-shore wind mandate to 5.6GW, up from 4GW previously, while scrapping price caps on new bids that had lowered interest in the development of new projects. The law also aims to accelerate the transition of the state's transportation sector, boosting incentives for EV purchases and setting a deadline for the phaseout of sales of new gas-powered vehicles and trucks. The bill was signed by Gov. Charlie Baker. The legislation won national attention.
Mass. Gov. Signs Major Climate Bill
Above Par: An Illinois Home Comes With a Replica of the 17th Hole at TPC Sawgrass
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Stable and Sideways Now That Rates Are Back in The Range
Stable and Sideways Now That Rates Are Back in The Range The past two days had seen more volatility in rates markets as traders reconciled lower inflation readings and upbeat economic data. The net effect was a fairly quick move back up into the familiar old "Sideways, volatile range." As rates hit the 2.91% pivot point yesterday, there was immediately less of an impulse to sell. Slightly stronger overnight, mostly during Asian hours. 10yr down 3.5bps at 2.857 and MBS up 2 ticks. MBS down a quick eighth after... more
Stable and Sideways Now That Rates Are Back in The Range
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Modern Lakefront Home In Terrell, North Carolina (PHOTOS)
The modern lakefront home is located at 8776 Harbor Circle in Terrell, North Carolina and is situated on half an acre of land.
Modern Lakefront Home In Terrell, North Carolina (PHOTOS)
California Coastal Living Is A Breeze At Brand New $14.8 Million Estate In Montecito
The nearly one-acre property is above Coast Village Road, with its charming boutiques, upscale hotels and restaurants, and less than a mile from the sand at dog-friendly Butterfly Beach. Village Properties A bank of French doors and upper windows line one wall of the two-story paneled living room, which ... [ ] adjoins the kitchen. Village Properties The all-white kitchen features a clean aesthetic and broad island topped with Calacatta marble. Village Properties Steps lead away from the patio to a swimming... more
California Coastal Living Is A Breeze At Brand New $14.8 Million Estate In Montecito
Chatham community selling $3M homes targets Triangle executives
"There's nothing else like it in the Triangle," said one member of the development team.
The Rats Next Door Are Dangerous. What Can I Do About It?
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The Rats Next Door Are Dangerous. What Can I Do About It?
Why is Location so Important in Real Estate?
The number of millennials and millennials who are choosing to buy instead of rent is growing. Supply and demand are two factors that will always play a role in real estate appreciation. Schools may even be the most important factor in a location, especially when you're buying in an area that is a good. In Raleigh, there is a growth rate of nearly 70 people per day. Are there plans to develop brand new schools in that area. Are the schools that are there in that areas in that region. The schools are in the area,... more
Why is Location so Important in Real Estate?
HW+ Member Spotlight: Tom O’Donoghue

This week’s HW+ member spotlight features Tom O'Donoghue, owner at Reverse Loans Now, as he shares three trends that he is closely watching.

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HW+ Member Spotlight: Tom O’Donoghue
House Approves Landmark $700-Billion Climate and Tax Bill
August 12, 2022 Pam McFarland and Tom Ichniowski KEYWORDS climate change bill / energy efficiency / renewable energy Order Reprints No Comments Democrats in the House of Representatives pushed through a sweeping climate, health care and tax package that includes billions of dollars in tax incentives and authorized funding for projects set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. economy. The bulk of the nearly $700-billion package is $369 billion in funding and tax-credit extensions aimed at reducing... more
House Approves Landmark $700-Billion Climate and Tax Bill
Patti Payne's Cool Pads: A slice of Nantucket in Seattle's Laurelhurst neighborhood hits the market for $19M
The 8,562-square-foot custom-built home, with its private sandy beach on Lake Washington, offers a blend of vacation and everyday living. “It’s a relaxed casual space, and people just come there and want to stay,” the owner says.
House Approves Landmark $700B Climate and Tax Bill
August 12, 2022 Pam McFarland and Tom Ichniowski KEYWORDS climate change bill / energy efficiency / renewable energy Order Reprints No Comments Democrats in the House of Representatives pushed through a sweeping climate, health care and tax package that includes billions of dollars in tax incentives and authorized funding for projects set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the U.S. economy. The bulk of the nearly $700-billion package is $369 billion in funding and tax-credit extensions aimed at reducing... more
House Approves Landmark $700B Climate and Tax Bill
'It's absurd:' Supervisor Dean Preston thinks the state's review won't help San Francisco's affordability crisis
Preston has spent his career opposing trickle-down housing economics. He says California's review of housing in San Francisco will benefit developers serving the city's wealthiest.
Massachusetts Enacts Major Climate Bill With Gas Hookup Bans
August 12, 2022 Scott Van Voorhis KEYWORDS climate bill / Climate Change / Green buildings / Massachusetts / Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker / net zero energy Order Reprints No Comments Massachusetts has enacted a clean energy law that gives a green light to a controversial plan to allow some local communities to ban new natural gas-hookups. Signed Aug. 11 by outgoing Gov. Charlie Baker, the Act Advancing Clean Energy and Offshore Wind, also expands the state's offshore wind energy mandate to 5.6 GW, from 4GW... more
Massachusetts Enacts Major Climate Bill With Gas Hookup Bans
Median sale price for San Francisco homes falls nearly 20% since spring
Homes in the East Bay — from Oakland to Berkeley — have been following a similar trend.
2 prominent Colorado real estate brokerages join forces
Combined, the two brokerages boast more than 100 years in business in the state and did $4 billion in sales last year.