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By HOM Editorial Team | April 9, 2015
Most state and some local governments impose a real estate transfer tax when there is a change in the ownership of a property. The tax is often added into the price of a home, making the buying of a home less affordable. Real estate transfer tax rates …
PAST CALLS FOR ACTION
Bed and Breakfasts in New Hermann, MO
January 22, 2020
Residents were asked to oppose an ordinance targeting bed and breakfast inns, guest houses, vacation rentals or homes and any other non-owner occupied lodging establishments in the city.
Proposed Zoning Changes in Franklin County
October 11, 2019
Residents were asked to contact the commission and ask them to delay the proposed changes until they receive public input.
Support the Missouri First-Time Homebuyer Initiative
December 22, 2017
State residents were asked to contact their legislator to support HB 1796, the Missouri First-Time Homebuyer Initiative to help the next generation of Missourians save for their first home.
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Closing the wealth gap made is being more difficult by mathematical equations used to determine mortgage eligibility.
An influx of severe weather in places not used to such dangerous conditions has wreaked havoc on homeowners when it comes to insurance.
American families lose, on average, about $3,300 annually due to failed infrastructure. Did you ever hit a pothole and blow out a tire? That’s failed infrastructure. Did you ever lose power long enough, or does it happen frequently enough, where you ha …
When you pour yourself a glass of water from the tap in your kitchen, you can hold the glass up to the light and the liquid looks crystal clear. Next, doing your best impression of a wine connoisseur, you swirl the water around in the glass and tip it …