Cybercriminals targeting home buyers and sellers nationwide. Tips on how to protect yourself. This past February, a Colorado seller lost over $80,000 from the sale of their property to one of these scams. How do the scams work? Often the computer hackers monitor email exchanges between the parties of a real estate transaction and gain specific…

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Tensions between the United States and North Korea heightened this week, causing investors to react and move dollars into the less-risky Bond markets. Stock markets plunged as a result. Meanwhile, inflationary pressures here at home were anything but tense. Wholesale inflation in July was tame. The Producer Price Index (PPI) and Core PPI, which excludes…

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*Always confirm your account number with your closer and Realtor at closing when using a wire.

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In the first quarter of 2017, nearly one in five home buyers focused their online searches on properties outside of their current metro area, according to an analysis by Redfin of nearly 1 million users searching for homes across 75 metro areas. Read more: Expert Tips for Upping Your Relocation Game There are not enough “budget-friendly housing”…

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House Bill 17-1220, places limits on the number of marijuana plants that can be possessed or grown on a residential property. Large residential marijuana grows and the manufacturing operations they often bring with them have many consequences, including obvious health and safety concerns, an increase of both human and automobile activity, extensive odors, and potential stigmatization…

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Existing home sales surged to a 10-year high in January. Demand remains strong as buyers shrug off increasing prices and higher mortgage rates. A survey of 30 analysts by Reuters predicts home prices will rise at almost double the current rate of underlying inflation and wages over the next few years. Small investors buying homes…

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The week is loaded with headline reports. Which ones will land above the fold and move markets? Pending Home Sales will be delivered Monday. Manufacturing data releases start on Monday with Durable Goods Orders. The Chicago PMI will be released Tuesday, followed by the ISM Index Wednesday. The second estimate for first quarter Gross Domestic Product will be watched by investors as well…

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Housing numbers, Retail Sales and inflation data told quite the tale, while words from the Fed chair also caught people’s attention. In housing news, Housing Starts slipped in January but still beat expectations. The Commerce Department reported Housing Starts declined 2.6 percent in January from December to an annual rate of 1.246 million. However, Housing…

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A single good idea from just one book can quickly transform your business or personal life. So why don’t more of us read more? The explanations are as unique as the people making them. You can get more reading done and make fewer excuses armed with these five tips: Carve out time. According to a 2015…

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Mortgage Bonds were knocked down in the latter part of January, rallied as February picked up steam, and then dropped again. Mortgage Backed Securities, the type of Bond to which home loan rates are tied, worsened after a five-day rally. These Bonds have not been able to break above the resistance level set in November…

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