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Robert Nusgart: Volatility sends mortgage rates even lower

Amazing. Just amazing. The last week in the mortgage industry has been a series of wild swings of ups and downs that has culminated in a furious wave of phone calls and emails to borrowers and homeowners to get them ...

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Fed’s low rates pledge supports global stocks

LONDON — A pledge by the Federal Reserve to keep extremely low interest rates for another couple of years has calmed investors’ jitters, sending stock markets around the world higher Wednesday. The Fed’s surprise announcement Tuesday that it would likely ...

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Realities of Real Estate: 10 things we look at in a listing report

When you get ready to go house shopping, one of the first pieces of paperwork that you’ll start collecting are listing summaries. An agent may provide you with these, or you might print out summaries of your own from various ...

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Realities of Real Estate: In current market, marketing savvy needed

Back in 2006, housing demand reached such a fever pitch that an agent’s contribution to marketing didn’t need to go much beyond putting your house in the Multiple List System. Today, things are a little bit different. A few pictures ...

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Gary S. Williams: Do all your homework before deciding to buy a house

Home ownership is the cornerstone of the American Dream. But before you start looking, there are a number of things you need to consider. First, you should determine what your needs are and whether owning your own home will meet ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Marketing in Real Estate

Back in 2006, housing demand reached such a fever pitch that an agent’s contribution to marketing didn’t need to go much beyond putting your house in the Multiple List System. Today, things are a little bit different. A few pictures ...

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Realities of Real Estate: Foreclosure and Short Sale Update

In many parts of Maryland, the housing market is beginning to heal. Especially for the perimeter of Washington, D.C., popular benchmarks like the Case-Shiller Home Price Index have shown consistent improvement for some time now. The D.C. area continues to ...

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Maryland foreclosures fall, but news isn’t good

Foreclosures on Maryland properties in the first half of this year fell more than 68 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2010, an extreme example of a nationwide trend, foreclosure listing company RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday. But the decline, ...

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