Traverse City Area Real Estate

"Let Me Help You Make Your Dreams Come True"
Welcome to Traverse City Area Real Estate Sign in | Help

Browse by Tags

All Tags » Real Estate » Industry » Finances   (RSS)
Showing page 1 of 4 (31 total posts)
  • Despite Rising Mortgage Rates, Housing Remains a Positive Contributor

    July 22, 2013Economy Poised for a Stronger Second Half of 2013Despite Rising Mortgage Rates, Housing Remains a Positive ContributorPete Bakel202-752-2034WASHINGTON, DC – The ongoing housing recovery coupled with improvement in both consumer confidence and the labor market are expected to boost economic growth in the second half of the year, ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on July 24, 2013
  • Feds Target Bid-Rigging Scams at Foreclosure Auctions

    Federal investigators are cracking down on foreclosure auction scams, where real estate speculators illegally try to fix the bidding process on properties. The cases mostly center in northern and central California, but bid-rigging schemes have also been discovered in Raleigh, N.C., and Mobile, Ala. Federal prosecutors have charged 54 people in ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on June 4, 2013
  • Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac to Limit Loan Purchases

    Mortgage Giants to Limit Loan Purchases to 'Qualified Mortgages'Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, May 07, 2013 -->Mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will begin next year to purchase only loans that meet new “qualified mortgage” requirements, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Monday. In January, the Consumer ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on May 7, 2013
  • Will the Presidential Election Affect Real Estate?

    Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, September 05, 2012 -->The next president of the United States -- whether Democratic incumbent Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney -- could have a big influence over the recovery taking shape in the real estate market, according to political pundits. “The next president, whoever it turns out ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on September 6, 2012
  • 3.8% Investment Tax - Effective January 2013

    Applies to: ! Individuals with adjusted gross income (AGI) above $200,000 Couples filing a joint return with more than $250,000 AGITypes of Income: Interest, dividends, rents (less expenses), capital gains(less capital losses)Formula: " e new tax applies to the LESSER of" Investment income amount" Excess of AGI over the ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on August 8, 2012
  • 2011-12 Cost vs. Value: Big-Bang Remodeling Projects

    Find out which remodeling projects will provide the biggest bang for your buck this year, according to Remodeling magazine.March 2012 | By Erica Christoffer--> Optimizing the use of space in a home will not only attract buyers but also give sellers more bang for their buck, according to Remodeling’s “2011–12 Cost vs. Value ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on March 30, 2012
  • December Existing-Home Sales Show Uptrend

    Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 20, 2012 -->Existing-home sales continued on an uptrend in December, rising for three consecutive months and remaining above where they were a year ago, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The latest monthly data shows total existing-home salesrose 5.0 percent to a seasonally adjusted ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on January 20, 2012
  • 12 Housing Markets Seeing the Biggest Turnarounds

    Daily Real Estate News | Monday, September 12, 2011 --> The National Association of Home Builders is debuting a new economic index that highlights metro areas that are seeing the most improvement in their housing markets. The First American Improving Markets Index reveals 12 metro areas that have seen a turnaround for at least six months ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on September 13, 2011
  • Green Mortgages Allow More Options for Upgrades

    Daily Real Estate News | Monday, September 12, 2011 --> With the growth of green building the last decade, green lending has emerged to help finance those often costly “green” upgrades. Dave Porter, with PorterWorks in Stanton, Wash., who provides continuing education courses on green lending to those in the real estate ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on September 13, 2011
  • 3 Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

    By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Remodeling a kitchen, bathroom, or other room to increase a home’s value can be a good idea, but home owners need to be careful when undergoing a remodeling task to ensure they don’t fall for some of the common traps. CNNMoney.com recently highlighted a few such common mistakes: 1. ...
    Posted to Traverse City Real Estate Blog (Weblog) by 193949 on June 17, 2011
1 2 3 4 Next >