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Rate Rises Again in Second of 3 Expected Hikes

The Federal Reserve voted on Wednesday to raise the key interest rate one-quarter percentage point, ticking off the second of three hikes slated for this year. Analysts largely predicted the outcome, even as lagging inflation gave cause for concern. “In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation, the [Federal Open Market] Committee
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Top Fights Couples Have When Buying a Home

All’s fair in love and real estate, right? While shopping for a home is exciting for many couples, it’s also a notoriously trying process. As proof, look no further than a recent survey from LendingHome, which found that 60% of couples aged 25 to 45 disagreed with their significant other when buying a house. LendingHome came to
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Building on a Traditional Foundation

In the following interview, Michael C. Scarafile, president of Carolina One Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, in North Charleston, S.C., discusses the firm’s market presence, multigenerational approach to management, and more. Region Served: Metro Charleston, S.C.Years in Business: 12Number of Offices: 12Number of Agents: 950Best Tip for Dealing
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Intertwining the Inside and Outside of Your Home

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Interior design is something lots of people enjoy. With a specific taste and defined interior, your place can really maximize its true potential. Finding the right solutions to carry that feeling from inside to outside by adapting
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Co-Marketing Under RESPA Section 8

When two or more settlement service providers co-market their businesses through advertisements such as printed flyers, online banners or real estate portal web pages, the advertising efforts may be subject to analysis under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which transferred RESPA’s rulemaking and enforcement authority from