Thursday, March 17, 2011

6 real estate headlines: 17-Mar

A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders and consumers.

5 tax tips for homeowners
: At tax time, it's critical to know what you're entitled to, so you can claim it. So, here are five essential need-to-knows about home-related income tax tips.
Condo 'collusion' in Miami?
: Condo sales in Miami were up 134 percent in January year-over-year, according to the Miami Association of Realtors. That's not a typo.
Fed stands pat on interest rates
Washington Times
: The decision to maintain its key interest rate in a range of zero to 0.25 percent was expected, and will remain "exceptionally low" for some time.
3 ways to get a deal in 2011
DC Urban Turf
: While the rising prices are an optimistic sign for the market, they mean that buyers have to work harder to search out a deal in the region.
Hidden workforces hinders economic recovery
Washington Post
: Overshadowing the nation's economic recovery is not only the number of Americans who have lost their jobs, but also those who have stopped looking for new ones.
Help housing? Dump Uncle Sam
: If the government would leave the housing market alone, folks who should never have been able to buy these structures in the first place will finally make the break from their mistakes and rebuild their financial lives.

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