Thursday, October 24, 2013

Why Arn't Builders Building Anymore!!!

Builders' Confidence Wanes in October

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes dropped in October as concerns mounted over rising mortgage rates and uncertainty sparked by the government shutdown, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Flood Insurance Rates Could Kill Property Values

You Could Be  Underwater ..... No, Really!

Federal flood insurance rates are on the rise, and the sharp increases from New England to Hawaii are hurting property values, residents and legislators say.
The law, known as the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, is rolling out in stages. A part of the law that went into effect Oct. 1 removed flood-insurance subsidies for more than a million home owners nationwide. The subsidies applied to properties that existed before the drawing of flood insurance rate maps, The New York Times reports.