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Home Sales Surge Beating 2015 Month over Month Sales

Existing-home sales rebounded strongly in February, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of the four major U.S. regions saw sales gains, while the Northeast remained unchanged from last month. Read the Entire Article Here...
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325 Million Amazon Project in Bessemer Facing Delays

While this project is expected to add 1,500 jobs in Bessemer, in now won't be opening as early as expected, with officials stating a 2020 launch. Read the Entire Article Here...
Proposed Federal Budget Cuts Takes Huge Swing at Affordable Housing

The proposed budget s lashes the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's budget by $8.7 billion—or 16.4%—next year. That would bring HUD's total in gross discretionary funding to $44.1 billion in 2020. HUD programs assist low- to moderate-income households to afford rental housing and buy homes. The agency also enforces fair housing laws (
NOW is a Good Time To Buy

According to the NAR 2019 1st Quarter Housing Opportunity & Market Survey, consumers strongly believe now is the time to buy.
This is up 34% from the last quarter. A full 47% believe home prices in their communities (particularly in the South) will rise in the next 6 months, fueling home sales this second quarter. An improved economy, stabilizing mortgage rates and inventory increases all contribute to a projected strong 2nd quarter market.
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Your BAR YPN continues to bring the knowledge you need through discussion panels and Lunch & Learns.

The Fed Backs Off Interest Rate Increases

The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday after its March meeting that it will leave its short-term interest rates unchanged and also signaled that it likely will not raise rates for the remainder of the year. This marks a sudden change to what had been five consecutive quarters of rate increases. he Fed’s rate is not directly tied to mortgage rates but often influences them. 
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