Defying Predictions Mortgage Rates Are Dropping Here Why

Defying Predictions Mortgage Rates Are Dropping Here Why

Anxious would-be home buyers have been watching mortgage interest rates finally begin ticking up again in 2017, after years of historical lows. And when the Federal Reserve raised the short-term interest rate in March, the conventional wisdom was that mortgage rates...
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1031 exchanges increasingly attractive as real estate prices climb

1031 exchanges increasingly attractive as real estate prices climb

Section 1031 of the IRS Code may seem like an arcane — and perhaps even unnecessary — subject for an adviser to be expert in. But now that property prices have risen to pre-2008 levels in most parts of the...
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Maharashtra announces new real estate norms, first regulator from May 1

Maharashtra announces new real estate norms, first regulator from May 1

India will soon be getting its first real estate regulator and developers will have to toe the line or face severe penalties. The Maharashtra government on Thursday announced the rules for its regulator, ahead of the various state regulators coming...
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No demand for real estate is a myth Murali

No demand for real estate is a myth Murali

CHENNAI: Contrary to reports that demand for real estate in Chennai has been stagnant, affordable housing projects in Chennai show strong demand, according to Shriram Properties’ managing director M Murali. The Chennai-based real estate developer currently h...
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Could the Housing Crunch Get Worse? What the Latest Construction Numbers Say

Could the Housing Crunch Get Worse? What the Latest Construction Numbers Say

The housing crunch doesn’t look like it will be getting better any time soon, according to the latest report on new construction. The number of permits issued to builders to put up sorely needed homes across the country fell 6.2%...
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Surging steel, cement prices may make homes costlier: CREDAI

Surging steel, cement prices may make homes costlier: CREDAI

BENGALURU: Steel and general metals prices have gone up by around 30% each in the last few months which can change the dynamics of the real estate market in Bengaluru in the next two quarters, apex body of Private Real...
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