It looks as though the Fed is cutting interests rates for the third time this year. However, they are signaling that they may pause, ending this amazing run of rate cuts. In other news, Fannie and Freddie are becoming private, and are promising to not leave any borrowers behind. We won’t hold our breath on that one. This and more below the fold!
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From Realtor.com’s Latest News
Fed Cuts Rate for Third Time This Year, Hints at Pause
- The policy statement released Wednesday signaled a potentially higher bar for rate reductions after the latest move.
Borrowers Won’t Be Left Behind as Fannie and Freddie Privatize, Regulator Says
- For the first time, the Federal Housing Finance Agency called on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to strategize exits from conservatorship.
America’s Top Small Cities Will Blow Your Mind: Can You Guess Where’s Best?
- Small cities offer affordability and a high quality of life. If you’re planning to buy a home, check out these top-ranked small cities—including Leawood, KS.
Home Price Growth Ticks Up, Raising Hopes for Rebound
- Average national home prices grew 3.2% in year ending in August, according to S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index.
From Spark Rental’s Latest Blog Posts
Building Equity: 10 Ways to Create Real Estate Equity Faster
- Remember the story of The Little Red Hen? She wants to bake bread, and at every step asks her friends for their help, but they all find excuses to avoid helping. Eventually she gets it all done herself and when her friends want to help her eat the bread, she says no….
Home Improvements with the Best ROI: Which Renovations Add the Most Value?
- Every real estate investor tackles home renovations sooner or later. Materials wear out, home styles change. Home updates are simply inevitable in the lifespan of a property, if you buy and hold real estate for the long term. As an investor, you naturally want to get…
When Should Landlords Charge a Holding Deposit for New Lease Agreements?
- Guest article by Alex Tkachenko from Landlord Tips. When should you collect a holding deposit, as a landlord? And what laws govern them? Deposits, of both the security and holding variety, are regulated by state landlord-tenant laws in the US. Which doesn’t…
Health Insurance for Early Retirees: 9 Options to Cover the Gap
- One of the greatest challenges for people looking to retire early is health insurance coverage. It’s the fly in the ointment when pursuing financial independence and retiring early (FIRE). Health insurance has become so expensive in the US that Americans worry they…
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From Reddits /r/RealEstate Subreddit
Washington Supreme Court approves Seattle law requiring landlords to accept first qualified applicant
- current score on reddit: 270
My Successful Refi Experience (FHA to Conventional)
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Closing Date Was Four Days Ago, Seller Is Still Not Out Of The House
- current score on reddit: 88