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2019 Real Estate News from Access Brokerage

Post #1: Feds significantly expand investigation into all-cash real estate deals . Post #2: San Diego leads the nation with the most home price reductions this year. How Will Increasing Adoption of Cryptocurrency Affect Real Estate? Post #: How To Capture … Continue reading

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Some 2019 Real Estate Predictions

Sierra Nevada Realtors: 5 real estate trends to expect in 2019 (opinion) 1-3-2019: 2019 Housing Outlook for Real Estate Investors 1-2-2019: No Crystal Ball For 2019 Real Estate  Forecasts for the housing market in 2019 Real estate tech companies will … Continue reading

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Real Estate Blockchain News

How Will Increasing Adoption of Cryptocurrency Affect Real Estate? But the main feature that makes cryptocurrency essential is its robust decentralized economic model. Instead of an online system controlled by credit ledgers, blockchain technology and cryptocurrency use an immutable ledger … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgage News

12-13-2018: Reverse Mortgage Market Sees Sharp Uptick in Jumbo Interest… interest is strong and rising, with some seeing volume increase from single digits to as much as almost 20 percent this year. In lieu of federal regulations concerning counseling requirements … Continue reading

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A Creative Loan Option Best For First-Time Buyers?

If you’re in the market to buy a home and, especially, if it’s your first home, you’ve probably heard about conventional and FHA loans. But there may other options out there to meet your needs to discuss with your mortgage … Continue reading

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Spray foam insulation or crawl space encapsulation may void your termite insurance in Georgia

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black recently stated that spray foam insulation in the crawl space of your home or business may void your current (or prevent future) termite protection coverage. But let me add this caveat….many homeowners are adding spray … Continue reading

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Are you being duped into replacing your HVAC system instead of just changing refrigerant?

Do you have a choice of replacement for the R-22 Refrigerant in your HVAC system? Yes…and here is a chart of alternatives: First, I am not an HVAC expert and I didn’t sleep at a Holiday Inn last night, but … Continue reading

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What is a bedroom?

Does a bedroom consist of a room of any size upstairs? On main level? In basement? Does a bedroom need a door, window, and closet only? What “DOES qualify as a bedroom? I think this description from the April 2018 … Continue reading

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Home Equity Loan Tax Deductions Under 2017 Tax Law

Major question: How will “when the proceeds are used to substantially improve their residence” is defined in IRS guidelines? One of the most misunderstood provisions in the new tax law expires in 2026 and prohibits the deduction of interest paid … Continue reading

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Escalation Clause…no..not a Mortgage Clause…A Real Estate Contract Clause

For home buyers locked in a heated bidding war, there is one weapon that may help ensure victory: an escalation clause. Simply put, the prospective Buyer places a clause in the offer that if any other Buyer places a bid … Continue reading

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