Monthly Archives: June 2016

Entry-Level Home Prices Continue to Climb


The bottom third of the housing market has grown increasingly competitive, with fewer price cuts on listed homes and faster growing home values than more expensive homes, according to the May Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Home values for the most … Continue reading

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3 Upgrades Every Homeowner Should Make


Buyers often ask about seller maintenance, updates and upgrades that have been made and improvements that add value. (Family Features)—Improving your home can grow the value of your investment—if the right upgrades are made. No matter which kind of home … Continue reading

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Need Roof Work? 5 Tips to Avoid Scams


With so many scams to separate consumers from their hard earned dollars, here is some news you can use to help protect your home and your pocket. Replacing or repairing a roof is a costly undertaking—one that for many homeowners has … Continue reading

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New Regulations Protect Students and Taxpayers from Predatory Institutions


The Department of Education recently proposed regulations to further protect student borrowers and taxpayers against predatory practices by postsecondary institutions. The regulations clarify, simplify, and strengthen existing regulations that grant students loan forgiveness if they were defrauded or deceived by an institution. The proposed … Continue reading

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Consumer Spending Jumps the Most in Nearly Seven Years


By Jim Puzzanghera (TNS)—Consumers pulled their wallets out of winter hibernation in April, increasing their spending at the fastest pace in nearly seven years in a sign that the economy is growing solidly again this spring. Personal consumption expenditures grew … Continue reading

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