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Trump tax plan could hurt home values, but help first-timers
Posted Wednesday May 31, 2017 in Industry News

President Donald Trump’s push to cut taxes is a rare policy expected to draw political support from both sides of the aisle. But one aspect of the overhaul could doom it: a White House move that would effectively eliminate the mortgage-interest deduction, a perk cherished by millions of homeowners around the U.S. If some version of Mr…. Read more »

New home sizes continue to shrink
Posted Wednesday May 17, 2017 in Industry News

Americans seem to be more interested in smaller homes at the start of 2017 as the median and average square footage of new builds continues to decrease, according to a note from Robert Dietz for the National Association of Home Builders. During the housing recovery, builders focused on higher end homes, however that is now beginning to change…. Read more »

Housing Sentiment Springs Back from March Loss
Posted Friday May 12, 2017 in Industry News

After moving along a nearly flat track for several years, consumer sentiment regarding whether “now” is a good time to buy a home started to rise and fall like the tides in late 2016. April saw increasing positives sentiment; the net share of those saying it was a good time gain 5 percentage points to… Read more »

American Society of Appraisers, National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers to merge
Posted Wednesday April 19, 2017 in Industry News

A shift in the appraiser world is underway, as the American Society of Appraisers and the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers announced Wednesday that the groups plan to merge. Here are the particulars. The American Society of Appraisers, which bills itself as “the original multidisciplinary valuation society,” and the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers, which calls itself… Read more »

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