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Setting the Stage: Markets in Midwest, South Take Top Billing in 2017
Markets in the Midwest and South will take top billing in 2017, setting the stage for a year of moderate home price growth, according to Clear Capital's recently released Home Data Index (HDI) Market Report. Home prices on a national scale are projected to increase 2.4 percent in the year ahead, while in the South are projected to increase 3.5 percent and in the Midwest, 3.4 percent. Starring markets in 2017 include Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, No. 1 with 11 percent projected growth; Denver-Aurora, Colo., at 7.3 percent; Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, Tenn., at 7.2 percent; Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis., at 7.1 percent; and Jacksonville, Fla., at 6.6 percent. ...
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Representing Investors: An Investment in Your Future
If your agents are looking to broaden their business, advise them of the fact that investors are a lucrative client base. According to the National Association of REALTORS®... READ MORE >
OB Jacobi: Culture Makes the Difference
Although Windermere Real Estate President OB Jacobi officially received his real estate license in 1989, he's been working at the Seattle-based firm since he was a kid.... READ MORE >
Sue Yannaccone: 2017 Year of Investors, Millennials
Editor's Note: The following commentary highlights findings from a recent survey of ERA Real Estate agents and brokers.... READ MORE >
HUD Takes Action in Final Days of Obama Administration
The Obama Administration has taken a slew of steps to cement its legacy in its final days, including addressing issues in housing. The Department of Housing and Urban... READ MORE >

Are Closing Costs Tax-Deductible?
By Sabah Karimi
(TNS)—When you purchase your home or buy land for your new home from a seller, you're responsible for paying closing costs on top of the negotiated contract price. These costs are sometimes shared by the seller, depending on how you negotiate the deal. As you sign the dotted line, you might wonder, "Are closing costs tax-deductible?"
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