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Bill and Rachel Burke

Bill and Rachel Burke
701 W. Market Street  Perkasie  PA 18944
Phone:  215-453-7653
Office:  215-453-7653
Fax:  267-354-6810

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IRS Clarifies Home Equity Loan Tax Deductions Under New Law

February 25, 2018 2:51 pm

This year’s tax season is bringing to light taxpayer confusion surrounding The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which could impact homeowners in next year’s tax filing. The IRS is taking steps to clarify what the new provisions mean for the real estate industry and homeowners. One of the most misunderstood provisions in the […]

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Home-Building in 2017: The Winners

February 25, 2018 2:51 pm

Ahead of the buying season, inventory issues are showing no signs of subsiding. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), existing inventory is at a 3.4-months supply, dismally down 9.5 percent from last year. New inventory is at 5.7 months, the Census reports. Although builders are confident and ground-breaking looks promising, the deficiencies persist. […]

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A Let-Up for Prices? Housing Trends to Watch

February 25, 2018 2:51 pm

The housing market is on the up-and-up, but at a lesser pace than in prior years. According to new research, buzzier markets are now stabilizing. Appreciation is projected to slow in 41 of the top 100 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) this year, according to HouseCanary, which recently released its “5 Housing Trends That Are Changing […]

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Hakan Karahan: Homeownership and Beyond

February 24, 2018 12:48 am

Vitals: HomeSmart First Advantage Realty Years in Business: 22 Size: 2 offices, 60-plus agents Region Served: South Jersey 2016 Sales Volume: Approximately $50,000,000 2016 Transactions: 600-plus www.hsfirstadvantage.com Working out of his office in Cherry Hill, N.J., Hakan Karahan, president of HomeSmart First Advantage Realty, has been enjoying the real estate life for 23 years and […]

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Cultivating Success With Education and Community Outreach

February 22, 2018 4:48 pm

In the following interview, Rosey Koberlein, CEO of Long Realty Company, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in Tucson, Ariz., discusses the advantages of the brand, education, leadership, and more. Region Served: Southern Arizona and areas of Mexico Years in Real Estate: 33 Number of Offices: 15 corporately owned and […]

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Bankruptcy Clarification Could Give Home-Buying Millennials Options

February 22, 2018 4:48 pm

Student loan debt is one of the major home-buying challenges for the millennial generation. According to a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), 83 percent of surveyed millennials said they are delaying their home-buying plans by a median of seven years in direct correlation to their student loan debt. In today’s financial landscape—even […]

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Why Your Mortgage Is Getting More Expensive

February 21, 2018 4:42 pm

(TNS)—World events are conspiring to make it more expensive for you to borrow money to buy a house. Mortgage rates have increased for five consecutive weeks, according to Bankrate data, bringing interest on a 30-year fixed rate loan to 4.44 percent—the highest level in 11 months—while home prices continue to rise due to a lack […]

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Experts on Housing Less Optimistic as a Result of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

February 21, 2018 4:42 pm

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is affecting the housing outlook, according to new research. Approximately two-fifths (41 percent) of experts in Zillow’s 2018 Q1 Home Price Expectations Survey have a less optimistic outlook as a result of the reform; 31 percent, however, are more positive. Twenty-eight percent have not amended their forecast at all. […]

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Existing-Home Sales Come Up Short

February 21, 2018 4:42 pm

Existing-home sales came up short in January, at their lowest in more than three years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Sales decreased 3.2 percent to 5.38 million, a 4.8 percent decrease from one year prior. Inventory, however, increased 4.1 percent to 1.52 million—but remains 9.5 percent lower than one year prior. “The utter […]

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Creating a Positive Mindset and Leading by Example

February 20, 2018 4:39 pm

In the following interview, Charleen Newhouse, branch manager of Realty ONE Group in Irvine, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, leading a team, and more. Region Served: Coastal California, from San Diego to Ventura County Years in Real Estate: 23 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 387 Best Tip for Getting the Right […]

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