Why mortgages, other interest rates could go up faster than you think

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The Federal Reserve just sent a message to markets — interest rates may be going up even faster than you think….

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The Federal Reserve just sent a message to markets — interest rates may be going up even faster than you think….

Vote for Your Favorite Homes of 2017 (So Far)

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Each week we shine a spotlight on a home with unusual features, outstanding architecture or a spectacular locale. Take a look at the homes we’ve shared so far this year, and cast your vote for the best House of the Week from each month.

January

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Posted from: https://www.zillow.com/blog/favorite-homes-2017-214161/

Each week we shine a spotlight on a home with unusual features, outstanding architecture or a spectacular locale. Take a look at the homes we’ve shared so far this year, and cast your vote for the best House of the Week from each month.

January

Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll.

Learn more: Firehouse …

Here's why analysts are not so upbeat about China's new megacity

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/06/heres-why-analysts-are-not-so-upbeat-about-chinas-new-megacity.html

China's new special economic zone in Hebei spurred a sudden surge in property investors but analysts are less upbeat….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/06/heres-why-analysts-are-not-so-upbeat-about-chinas-new-megacity.html

China's new special economic zone in Hebei spurred a sudden surge in property investors but analysts are less upbeat….

Mortgage applications fall 1.6%, but average loan size hits record high

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Mortgage applications to refinance fell 4 percent for the week and are 33 percent lower than a year ago….

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Mortgage applications to refinance fell 4 percent for the week and are 33 percent lower than a year ago….

A birthday video call captures a telling moment in Trump's Russia connections

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A video of Trump wishing a happy birthday to a former Russian official celebrating on the Turkish Riviera raises questions about Trump's Russia ties….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/04/a-birthday-video-call-captures-a-telling-moment-in-trumps-russia-connections.html

A video of Trump wishing a happy birthday to a former Russian official celebrating on the Turkish Riviera raises questions about Trump's Russia ties….

Going for Gold: Pro Snowboarder Shaun White Lists CA Home

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White just put a price tag of $7.995 million on his home in Encinitas, just outside San Diego, CA.

The professional snowboarder and skateboarder recently remodeled the 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom beachside abode, adding modern touches like custom accordion glass doors that open onto decks …

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White just put a price tag of $7.995 million on his home in Encinitas, just outside San Diego, CA.

The professional snowboarder and skateboarder recently remodeled the 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom beachside abode, adding modern touches like custom accordion glass doors that open onto decks …

How to Buy Property in Australia If You're From the U.S.

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In addition to its white sand beaches and laidback lifestyle, Australia’s remarkably robust property market has long been a draw card for international buyers.

And the good news for United States citizens is that entering the market is relatively easy, and has many advantages beyond simply diversifying your investment portfolio.

Why Australia?

Stability

  • Legislation and the A…

Posted from: https://www.zillow.com/blog/buy-property-in-australia-214432/

In addition to its white sand beaches and laidback lifestyle, Australia’s remarkably robust property market has long been a draw card for international buyers.

And the good news for United States citizens is that entering the market is relatively easy, and has many advantages beyond simply diversifying your investment portfolio.

Why Australia?

Stability

  • Legislation and the A…

Moving From a Home With 2 Bedrooms to 3 Costs an Extra $450 a Month

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Thinking about moving this year? Whether your family is growing or you’re just looking for more space, upgrading to a home with an extra bed or bath comes with a premium in most metros.

To help buyers better understand their options this home-shopping season, Zillow identified how much extra “move-up” buyers could expect to spend on their mortgage if they were to upgrade to a similar home, but with just one extra bed or bath.

Nationally, families moving from a 2-bed…

Posted from: https://www.zillow.com/blog/cost-of-moving-up-214404/

Thinking about moving this year? Whether your family is growing or you’re just looking for more space, upgrading to a home with an extra bed or bath comes with a premium in most metros.

To help buyers better understand their options this home-shopping season, Zillow identified how much extra “move-up” buyers could expect to spend on their mortgage if they were to upgrade to a similar home, but with just one extra bed or bath.

Nationally, families moving from a 2-bed…

Manhattan real estate stabilizes as prices come down

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/03/manhattan-real-estate-stabilizes-as-prices-come-down.html

The number of Manhattan real estate sales was essentially flat in the first quarter, ending a monthslong decline….

Posted from: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/03/manhattan-real-estate-stabilizes-as-prices-come-down.html

The number of Manhattan real estate sales was essentially flat in the first quarter, ending a monthslong decline….