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Real Estate News Now: April 4, 2018

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Take a look at our latest roundup of real estate news from our Real Estate News Now Blog Series! Don’t forget that there’s something for everyone to read, so whether you click to increase your awareness of the real estate innovations, trends and news article making waves around our country or simply want to share with your circle of influence, make sure to share what articles resonated with you the most in the comments at Champions School of Real Estate’s Facebook and Twitter pages!

Texas Housing prices on the Rise 2018 // TEXAS HOUSING PRICES

“Texas has built a reputation as a place where families can live well for less, with several of its metropolitan areas consistently ranked among the nation’s most affordable. The economic success of our cities is changing that picture, however, and according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the rise in Texas home prices has outpaced that of the nation as a whole since 2011.” – Texas A&M Real Estate Center

Closing Disclosure Form? A New Mortgage Document Home Buyers Must Check // DOCUMENTS

“What is a closing disclosure form? Put simply, it’s a form outlining the terms and costs of your mortgage—and one of the most important pieces of paperwork to check before you close on a home.” – Realtor.com

The New Reason To Pay Off Your Mortgage Now // TAXES & RETIREMENT

“Many Americans will be taking the new larger standard deduction in 2018 instead of itemizing under the December tax overhaul, so a mortgage interest deduction is worthless. That’s a new reason to pay off your mortgage sooner rather than later. Another reason: Retirement security isn’t just how much assets you’ve accumulated, but how much debt you’re carrying. How much debt is too much to carry into retirement?” – Forbes.com

8 common tax filing mistakes agents should avoid // TAXES

“To help agents successfully navigate this predicament and the fast-approaching April 17 tax-filing deadline, [Inman] has compiled a list of the seven most common tax mistakes real estate professionals make.” – Inman News

15 Booming Real Estate Markets That Are Trending In 2018 //INDUSTRY NEWS

“The real estate market is heating up. Of course, some markets are hotter than others and have been seeing sales surge in recent months.Plenty of metropolitan areas in North America are reaching new heights in property sales and are on the verge of popping before your very eyes. ” – Forbes Real Estate Council


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