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NATIONAL NEWS

Protecting the American Dream: Homeownership must remain national policy priority

While the nation recognized National Homeownership Month in June, the fight to protect and preserve the American Dream endures all year long.

Home Loans for Veterans No Longer Capped

Veterans who secure loans through the VA’s Home Loan Guaranty Program will no longer have a capped amount on what they can borrow.

VA Home Loan Guaranty Program Hits Milestone

The 24 millionth VA loan was recently given to Army Sgt. 1st Class William Kopf, an Active Guard Reserve Soldier.

Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall, Leading to More Home Sales

Mortgage rates at the end of May dipped below four percent for the first time in 16 months and have now dropped a full percentage point since November.

Best Podcasts for Homeowners in 2019

If you’re ready to tackle an overgrown garden, take on the repair jobs you’ve been side-eyeing all winter or are just focused on the topic of homeownership, the following podcasts are for you.

Alternative Resources Are Stepping Up To Help Rural Homeowners

Many rural residents today are struggling to find affordable housing, keep their homes in good repair or simply keep their homes at all.

LOCAL NEWS

New York Home sales prices, inventory climb as interest rates continue to fall

Home sales prices continued to rise in New York State in May, while the inventory of homes for sale also inched upwards for the sixth consecutive month.

Infographic: Six Innovative Ways to Tackle The Housing Crisis

As home prices rise and inventory tightens up across the country, states and cities are proposing innovative solutions to provide more homes to more people.

New Legislation would Ban Restrictions on Short-term Rentals via Zoning Ordinances

Local governments in Michigan have begun fighting short-term rentals by adopting new regulations that would categorize some rentals as commercial transactions in a residential zone.

Legislature Promotes Housing Choice in Washington

Lawmakers in Olympia recently completed a landmark legislative session for housing in the state of Washington.

Jefferson Parish Voters Agree to Raise Property Taxes to Increase Teacher Wages, Improve Schools

Voters overwhelmingly agreed to raise property taxes for public education by $28.8 million over the span of 10 years.

Wisconsin Could Help Potential First-Time Homebuyers Save

The Wisconsin is considering a bill that would create a First-Time Homebuyer’s Savings Account – a tax-free savings account for individuals or couples trying to buy their first home.

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