NAR warns middle-class homeowners could face tax bill hike



President Trump’s administration is promising tax reforms that will reduce bills for millions of American families, but new estimates show that many middle-income homeowners may actually see an increase in the taxes they have to pay

Zillow report highlights hidden costs of selling a home



Nationally, U.S. homeowners spend $15,190 on average in extra or hidden costs associated with selling their home, according to a new analysis

Vire enables property inspections on the go



A new application called Vire aims to save real estate professionals time and money when it comes to property inspections.

How smart home features add value to your property



Homeowners can boost the value of their properties by up to five percent by adding smart home features. For a $300,000 home, that can add around $15,000 to its value – no small change.

Student debt forcing many college grads to delay home ownership



As opposed to home ownership a large number of college students plan to move back home with mom and dad as soon as they’ve graduated, so they can pay off their student loans, according to a new survey of 2,000 young

Tips for home buyers to prevail in a seller’s market



With inventories tight across many markets, home buyers are facing increased competition as they fight to snap up the limited number of homes available.

Metro areas see significant home price growth in Q1



The strongest quarterly sales pace in exactly a decade put significant downward pressure on inventory levels and caused price growth to further accelerate during the first three months of 2017

Lawmakers push for crackdown on rent to own housing schemes



Lawmakers and housing authorities are pushing for regulators to stop investment firms engaging in what they say is a predatory business of selling run down homes “as is” through rent-to-own schemes

Zillow names Orlando as top market for first-time home buyers



Orlando and Tampa top the list as the best markets for first-time buyers, with more affordable homes and relatively more inventory than other markets

Make sure your content passes the “strawberry test”



Anyone who engages in online content marketing needs to ensure they pass the “Strawberry test”, which involves making it inviting, bite-sized and healthful

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