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- Not Everyone Will Get a Deduction For Tax Pre-Payment
- RedFin CEO Foresees More Migration to Center of Country
- Case-Shiller: Home Prices Surge 6.2%
- Fannie and Freddie Can Now Keep $3 Billion in Reserve
- SoCal Market May Not See Immediate Impact of Federal Tax Changes
- FHFA Finds Prices Still Soaring
- MBA Offers Prognostication on GSE Reform
- On-Time Mortgage Payments Steady in Q3
- Former HUD Secretary Cisneros Says People are ‘Frightened’ by Tax Reform
- Could New Jersey Be Hardest Hit By Tax Law?
- Freddie Unveils Moves to Ease Affordable Housing Crisis
- New IRS Authentication System Causes Major Closing Delays
- What (Many) Millennials Want
- Typical Monthly Mortgage Payment Up 11 Percent From Last Year
- Lawsuits Are Making California’s Housing Crisis Worse, Study Says
- Age Is Just a Number Among Loan Officers

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Buyer Resolutions!

We are back with our special, “New Year, New House.” All about that wonderful moment when you buy a home of your very own. Now, since it’s a brand new year, plenty of us are making resolutions. But if you’re buying a house in 2018 there are some special resolutions, that you might consider. Resolutions that will help you get into the house…..and once you buy it, resolutions that will help you comfortably afford it, and even help make it more valuable, as time passes.

So let’s begin with resolutions designed to help you get into a home of your very own.

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New Year’s Resolutions for New Homeowners

We’re back with our special, “New Year, New House.” All about making your dreams come true in 2018, by buying a home of your very own.

In our first hour we offered up five New Year’s resolutions to help you get the house. From your credit, to your savings, to discussing the process with your REALTOR®. And now we’re going to fast forward to the point at which you actually own that new home. With five resolutions to help you comfortably afford the house, and help you grow its value over time.

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Top News Of The Week

- NFIP Gets Another Reprieve
- New Home Sales Do Best Monthly Gain in 25 Years
- California Homeowners Face Losing Insurance
- Most Markets Still Healthy, CoreLogic Finds
- Buying a Home Better Deal Than Renting?
- Credit Risk Up, But Still Inside Normal Bounds
- Value of Walkability Varies By Demographic
- Is Now The Time to Sell Your Home?
- Early 2018 Will See Booming Sales in Some Markets
- Builders Say New Policies Provide Brighter Outlook
- Insurance Claims Near 866,000 From Hurricane Irma
- Merrill Lynch is Bullish on The Housing Market
- Puerto Rico Facing ‘Housing Meltdown’ After Maria
- FHFA Wants Input on Credit Scoring Alternatives to FICO
- Hot Trends for 2018

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Disclosing your Utility Bills

We are back – with our special ‘Staying Warm!’ All about how to save money on your utility bills this winter, no matter where you live in the USA.

And that’s what we’re going to talk about now – those utility bills! And there’s three big reasons to keep them as low as possible. First, when you keep those bills low – you’re saving money! And that’s always a good thing. Second, when the bills are low, it means you’re using less energy – and that’s good for all of us.

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Heating with a Fireplace

And we are back! With our special ‘Staying Warm!’ All about you, your home, and old man winter!

We’re going to wrap up today’s show with an age-old heating method – one that plenty of people love – but which plenty of people say doesn’t really heat at all.

That’s right – fireplaces.

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- GOP Tax Cuts Become Law
- Housing Starts, Builder Confidence Jump
- CoreLogic: Eroding Affordability Will Be 2018 Housing Theme
- Fed Raises Short-Term Interest Rates Again
- Why One Homebuilding CEO Is Optimistic
- New FHA Loan Limits For 2018
- Building Material Costs Continue to Increase
- Fannie, Freddie Won’t Be Grinches
- Uncertainty Sends Homebuyers to Lower-Tax States
- FHA Says No Further Mortgages on Properties With PACE Loans
- Trump Shuts the Door on Wells Fargo Hopes For A Break
- Serious Delinquency Rate At Lowest Point in Over Ten Years
- GOP Tax Bill Could Be Gift To Landlords
- Alley Homes Could Help Relieve Housing Crisis
- Self-Driving Cars Will Be Real Estate Game-Changers
- Construction Trades Can Be Stepping Stone to Executive Success

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Keep it or Rent it?

We’re back, with our special ‘Second Homes,’ all about you – and that wonderful getaway you’ve dreamed about owning.

We’re going to close out this hour of the show with a look at one of the most important questions you can ask, about your second home.

Do we rent it out? Or not?

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The RSPS Designation

We’re going to wrap up with a quick talk about something you need to know about – if you’re buying a second home.

Whether that second home is a rental property, a retirement home, or a private getaway just for you – and the family, quite often people discover that second home on their summer vacation. And if that happens to you – you’ll want to talk to a REALTOR® with the expertise and experience to make that second home purchase happen as smoothly as possible. A REALTOR® who has studied to become an RSPS. A Resorts and Second Home Property Specialist.

This is huge – if you’re looking for a second home. Because when you work with a REALTOR® with the RSPS certification, you are working with an expert, who carries the highest level of expertise in every part of the second home buying, and selling process.

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