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NATIONAL NEWS

Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Homebuyers

If it’s time to make the leap and buy a home, take a minute to look over our “Do’s and Don’ts for First-Time Homebuyers.”

High Student Loan Debt Restricting First-Time Homebuyers

When you’re overwhelmed with student debt, it may seem like homeownership is unattainable, but that is far from the truth.

Vote in our Poll: The High Price of Housing

Recent data show that 23 percent of homeowners and 47 percent of renters are considered “cost-burdened,” meaning they paid more than 30 percent of their income for housing.

Autistic Home Buyers Are An Emerging Force In Today’s Market

There are currently 1.5 million individuals that have been diagnosed with ASDs in the United States. The demand for homes that will appeal to the unique needs of these adults is growing.

It’s Time To Get That Home Inventory Completed

Waking up to discover your finished basement is knee-high with water or returning home to find that a thunderstorm “installed” a new window in your living room is every homeowner’s fear.

What’s Being Done to Ease Tight Housing Inventory?

Inventory is too low – That’s a fact. It’s also a fact that industry groups aren’t sitting idly by. Here’s their strategy.

LOCAL NEWS

Protecting Tax Deductions Will Make Kansas Feel Like Home Again

Because of changes made by Congress to the Federal tax code, many Kansas taxpayers can no longer take the deductions they have received for decades on their state income taxes.

Supply of Inventory in New York Increases

Days on Market decreased 2.3 percent to 85 days. Months Supply of Inventory was up 3.8 percent to 5.5 months.

Colorado Employers May Soon Help Employees Buy Their First Home

Colorado is considering legislation to expand First-time Homebuyers Savings Account in the state to allow employers to contribute to their employees’ accounts.

Santa Barbara Voters Could Get the Option to Decide Future of ZIRs

Santa Barbara’s Zoning Information Report (ZIR) has been a point of contention for years. Now, there is a groundswell of support to try and get the removal of ZIRs on the ballot.

Why Rent Control Is Bad For Illinois

Rent control proponents in the Illinois General Assembly have recently proposed legislation that would open the door for rent control in the Illinois.

Brooklynites Consider Homeownership to Avoid Inconsistent Rent Hikes

With the price of public transportation also increasing and the chronic maintenance issues in certain areas, renters in New York City are beginning to reconsider homeownership as opposed to renting.

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