When buying a home, taxes are one of the expenses that can make a significant difference in your monthly payment. Do you know how much you might pay for property taxes in your state or local area? When applying for a mortgage, you’ll see one of two acronyms in your paperwork – P&I or PITI […]
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Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase…and are in the […]
On Labor Day we celebrate the hard work that helps us achieve the American Dream. Growing up, many of us thought about our future lives with great ambition. We drew pictures of what jobs we wanted to have and where we would live as a representation of a secure life for ourselves and our families. […]
San Francisco, San Diego and Las Vegas were the most competitive housing markets in August, but local buyers were far less likely to face a bidding war than last summer. Just 10.4 percent of offers written by Redfin agents on behalf of their homebuying customers faced a bidding war in August, down from more than […]
I still have the brown-paper sack on my desk, unopened, full of compliments. Melissa Blume, a Redfin director of product management, recently asked the team to write on a notecard what we appreciate about one another, and then she put the compliments for each person in a bag. I’m too mortified to read mine, but […]
Los Angeles is the most popular place for visitors to peruse online home listings while in town. We often daydream about picking up and moving to the exciting place we’re visiting. And as it turns out, so do a lot of you. In the second quarter of 2019, 29 percent of Redfin users nationwide searched […]
Young buyers (Millennials & Gen Z) have waited longer than previous generations to enter the housing market for their first home. However, this hasn’t stopped them from dreaming about the home they will eventually buy. Many spend hours searching listings and building Pinterest boards of their favorite home features. According to a survey from Open […]
Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home. With the large number of mortgage programs available that allow buyers to purchase homes with down payments below 20%, you can never have too much information about Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). What […]
When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like they need to know everything about you. Furthermore, it requires three separate sources to validate each and every entry on the application form. Many buyers are being told by friends and family that the process […]
Medical professionals are responsible for delivering a range of vital services to the general public. They include GPs, pharmacists, orthodontists, psychiatrists and many more. Usually, there are many tax deductions for Medical professionals that can be claimed on their tax returns. Often, they outlay large amounts of their own money on work-related expenses, courses and […]
Whether you’re an apprentice or trainee carpenter, electrician, mechanic, plumber, bricklayer or painter (just to name a few), we have all the apprentice tax deductions covered for you in this guide! Starting out in a trade or traineeship involves long hours spent learning the ropes in your chosen field. It’s a common misconception that apprentices […]
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Our 71st Independence Day is now behind us! It has been nearly three quarters of a century since our country has been free from the British Empire. We are free to live our lives the way we want to, within the confines of legal jurisdictions, of course. We can make our own decisions and choose […]
The Income Tax Department has announced an extension on the deadline to file income tax returns. The new return filing deadline for FY 2016-17 (AY 2017-18) is 5 August 2017. The extension was announced today from the previous deadline of 31 July 2017. Taxpayers who have an income of more than ₹5 lakh have to […]
The government today announced the interest rates for small savings schemes for the July-September 2017 quarter. Interest rate on Public Provident Fund (PPF) has been cut by 10 basis points to 7.8% Interest rate on Kisan Vikas Patra has been cut by 10 basis points to 7.5% Interest rate on National Savings Certificate has been cut […]
Recent upticks in mortgage applications and home tours suggest that home price growth will strengthen this summer. U.S. home-sale prices edged up again in May, growing 3.6 percent from a year ago to a median of $315,700 across the metros Redfin tracks. While this was the biggest annual home price increase in seven months, it […]
Corvallis, OR; Spokane, WA; and Orlando, FL rank highest in terms of local access to vet care and housing features felines favor like high ceilings and patios. Feline fans rejoice: every day can be #Caturday if you live in one of the following 25 most cat-friendly cities for 2019, ranked based on data from […]
Home-price growth remains tepid at 1.4% year over year in May. Home prices in the Denver metro area rose just 1.4 percent year over year in May to $425,000, marking the sixth consecutive month of annual home-price growth of less than 5 percent. The trend of tepid price growth comes after more than six straight […]
Long the frontman for the company’s technology development, Josh Team stepped into a new role this year as president of Keller Williams, answering directly to CEO Gary Keller.
Zillow cut the ribbon on its Zillow Home Loans office today, in Overland Park, Kansas. The headquarters will serve as the main hub for its nascent mortgage program, which was launched in the wake of last year’s acquisition of the Overland Park-based Mortgage Lenders of America.