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STLtoday.com

US new home sales rise despite higher mortgage rates
STLtoday.com
Some buyers may be looking to lock-in their purchases out of concern that mortgage rates will rise, possibly hurting affordability. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate home loans this week was 4.23 percent.

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OregonLive.com

Oregon lawmakers look to rein in massive mortgage interest tax break
OregonLive.com
Oregon's mortgage interest deduction is the state's largest housing subsidy, according to state economists, accounting for nearly $500 million in tax breaks each year. Sixty-one percent of the savings goes to earners in the highest income tax bracket ...

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Why Poland Stocks Ignited Despite Risky Politics
Barron's (blog)
Poland is at the front of the line among beneficiaries of free trade with Europe, but the nation's “combative” government may need to refine its tactics, Societe General analysts say. The MSCI Poland index of large and mid-cap companies has been the ...

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How Fed Hike Will Affect Mortgages, Car Loans, Credit Cards
New York Times
How about those nearly invisible rates on bank CDs — any chance of getting a few dollars more? With the Federal Reserve having raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday and signaled the likelihood of additional rate hikes later this year, consumers ...

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Where are consumers feeling the pinch of the MIP-reduction-that-wasn't?
Inman.com
A recent analysis by the National Association of Realtors says that areas with high costs and high usage rates of FHA loans are hardest hit by the mortgage insurance premium reduction repeal, and that the FHA's healthy bottom line plus increases in ...

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Herald & Review

US home sales slowed in February after surge in January
Herald & Review
The limited inventory and risks of rising mortgage rates may actually cause the spring home-buying season to begin with a sprint this month. Unlike last year when average 30-year mortgage rates held below 4 percent, buyers may this year feel forced to ...
Existing-Home Sales Stumble in February | nar.realtorNational Association of Realtors

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Health Bill Drives Market Moves – Market Update
Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans (blog)
There wasn't much big-time economic data last week, which meant that politics took center stage in the minds of many traders. It was a wild ride, but before we get to stocks, we did get a lot of housing data.


Slate Magazine

Jordan Weissmann and Jim Newell on the politics of Trumpcare.
Slate Magazine
Listen to Episode 705 of Slate's The Gist: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab Slate Plus members: Get your ad-free podcast ...

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McClatchy Washington Bureau

Are you buying a house or lottery ticket?
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Homes can offer tax breaks for mortgage interest, property taxes and capital gains, since the first $250,000 of home sale profit per owner typically is exempt from taxes. But homes also come with considerable costs that can't be deducted, including ...

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Los Angeles Times

Political Road Map: California has $55 billion in tax breaks, and many are here to stay
Los Angeles Times
Everyone loves paying less in taxes. And politicians certainly enjoy making their constituents happy, which means that proposals for creating new tax breaks are a perennial favorite in Sacramento. There's just one hitch: Tax breaks cost money, in the ...

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