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USDA Rural Development Programs: Grants, Loans, Guarantees

USDA Rural Development Program Overview

Article Summary The United States Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development provides grants, loans, and loan guarantees to help rural communities, along with providing technical support and other resources. Access to grants, loans, and loan guarantees is dependent upon the qualifications of each program offered under the Rural Development agency. In addition to providing …

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Zillow: the Real Estate Information Portal and Marketplace

The real estate industry has changed a ton in the past two decades, especially when it comes to access to information and tools for both buyers and sellers of land, homes, and other property. If you’ve done much with real estate in the past decade, you’re probably familiar with Zillow. Zillow started out as a …

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US Housing Market Signs of Bubble, Correction

Are We Currently Experiencing A Real Estate Bubble?

Article Summary The current housing market in the US has made its way back to pre-Great Recession levels. Interest rates are rising, which will tend to cool off the increasing housing prices. Significant factors that will cause a market correction in the next two years include the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy and tightening of credit …

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Utah Real Estate Purchase Contract (REPC) Components

How to Use Utah Real Estate Purchase Contract (REPC)

In the state of Utah, real estate transactions are initiated and facilitated by a legal document called a Real Estate Purchase Contract, more commonly referred to as a REPC (pronounced rep-see). The REPC acts as a contractual offer to purchase on behalf of a buyer, and a contractual acceptance of the buyer’s offer (or potentially …

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