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Federal Tax Cut Will Inject Nearly $40 Billion into the Housing Market

SEATTLE/ May 17, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted at the end of last year could result in tens of billions of dollars being reinvested into the housing market, according to the Zillow Housing Aspirations Report™[i]. This is despite the fact that legislation expressly limited a number of longstanding tax benefits … Continue reading Federal Tax Cut Will Inject Nearly $40 Billion into the Housing Market

Kent Family Home Buyers, an Oregon based firm, emphasizes the importance of valuing the condition of your home.

BEAVERTON, Ore./ May 16, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — “Location! Location! Location!” are the first three rules of real estate, but “Condition! Condition! Condition!” are the next three when valuing comparable houses, says David and Kellie Kent of Kent Family Home Buyers. When homeowners are about to sell they naturally look up their house’s value online. What … Continue reading Kent Family Home Buyers, an Oregon based firm, emphasizes the importance of valuing the condition of your home.

Housing Confidence Bottoms Out

DALLAS/ May 16, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The desire to own a home remains high, currently at 79 percent among non-homeowners, however; 67 percent believe the American housing market is unhealthy, according to the latest ValueInsured quarterly Modern Homebuyer Survey. In addition, the number of people who believe buying a home today is a secure and … Continue reading Housing Confidence Bottoms Out

Landscaping Can Significantly Impact Home Values, Appraisal Institute Says

CHICAGO/ May 15, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today encouraged homeowners to pay close attention to their property’s landscaping as it could have a major impact on value. The American Society of Landscape Architects suggests that homeowners invest 10 percent of a property’s value in … Continue reading Landscaping Can Significantly Impact Home Values, Appraisal Institute Says

California moves to require solar panels on all new homes

SACRAMENTO, Calif./ May 9, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on Wednesday moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020. The new building standard — unanimously approved by the five-member California Energy Commission — would be the first such statewide … Continue reading California moves to require solar panels on all new homes

List your Home on Wednesday to Sell for the Highest Price, Thursday for the Quickest Sale, Redfin Analysis Finds

SEATTLE/May 7, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — (NASDAQ: RDFN) — To sell for the most money, homeowners should put their home on the market on a Wednesday, according to Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage. To sell the fastest, list on Thursday, Redfin says. The Redfin analysis, based on a sample of 100,000 homes that sold … Continue reading List your Home on Wednesday to Sell for the Highest Price, Thursday for the Quickest Sale, Redfin Analysis Finds