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Archive for January 2016

5 Tax Deductions Sellers Won’t Want To Miss

January 25th, 2016   by lisasheppard
property tax deduction from moving expenses
If you sold a home last year, you’ll want to take advantage of these tax breaks when it comes time to file taxes this year.  Of course, it’s always best to consult with your tax adviser to maximize your deductions.
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Fannie Mae: Housing Affordability Will Continue to be a Challenge in 2016

January 19th, 2016   by lisasheppard

Fannie Mae predicts that the economy will continue to grow, household income will rise and mortgage lending standards will ease.  However, the biggest challenge for the housing market in 2016 will be affordability as increasing prices push out potential home buyers.

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FHA Loans Jump in Popularity in Sonoma County

January 14th, 2016   by lisasheppard

As rent prices continue to increase in Sonoma County, potential home buyers are finding that it’s much cheaper to purchase a home than to rent and are once again turning to FHA loans to purchase homes.

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Cash Deals More Prevalent at Top End of Sonoma County Housing Market

January 11th, 2016   by lisasheppard

There’s a new trend among all cash buyers in Sonoma County.  When the housing market bottomed out several years back, investors were using cash to buy rental properties for the best return on their investment.  These days, with the median home price at over $500,000, cash buyers are snapping up luxury properties instead.

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Selling Your Home? Buyers Don’t Hibernate in January Anymore

January 7th, 2016   by lisasheppard
woman in winter clothes holding keys to the house

Homeowner tend to consider their sale options now in time for listing in the Spring.  But if you’re ready to put your house on the market now, then by all means go for it.  Today’s buyers don’t take breaks and are in the market 24/7.

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5 Predictions for Housing in 2016

January 5th, 2016   by lisasheppard
neighborhood houses1

It’s looking like 2016 will bring more of the same in housing, according to CoreLogic.   Along with higher interest rates and an increase in home sales and prices,  see what’s predicted for the housing market this year.

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