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5 Myths and 5 Truths About Selling Your Home

April 2, 2014 10:00 am0 comments
5 Myths and 5 Truths About Selling Your Home

  Seems everyone has advice to offer about the real estate market. Unfortunately, not all that unsolicited information is true. Misinformation can waste your time and cost you money. When it comes time to list your home, youll need to do your research so you can separate fact from fiction. […]

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Should I Keep my Property as Rental? 3 Questions You Should be Considering

March 28, 2014 8:30 am0 comments
Should I Keep my Property as Rental? 3 Questions You Should be Considering

Many beginner or speculator-type real estate investors think that the crux of real estate investing is finding a distressed property, fixing it up, and selling for top profit. Keeping it as a rental ends up being a mistake, a backup plan, ora last resort for many people. But is keeping […]

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2014 Cost vs. Value: 5 Mid-Range Remodeling Projects That Offer the Biggest Returns

March 25, 2014 8:30 am0 comments
2014 Cost vs. Value: 5 Mid-Range Remodeling Projects That Offer the Biggest Returns

  Just replacing that front door may offer some of the biggest bang for a remodelers buck, according to the 2014 Cost vs. Value Report. Its one of the least expensive remodeling jobs and offers the potential of a 96.6 percent return on investment at resale the highest of 35 […]

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Delaying Flood Premium Hikes Is Gaining Momentum in Senate

January 30, 2014 1:48 pm1 comment
Delaying Flood Premium Hikes Is Gaining Momentum in Senate

  Support for delaying flood insurance reforms is building as legislators fret over premium hikes that could hurt local housing markets and burn a hole in their constituents’ pockets.  The Senate has already voted 86-13 to break a filibuster on a flood bill (S.1926) that would delay certain premium hikes […]

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How High Will New Home Sales Go in 2014? Very High

December 12, 2013 11:28 am0 comments
How High Will New Home Sales Go in 2014? Very High

  Economists are looking for stronger economic growth and acceleration in job creation next year to drive demand for new homes and construction higher. New home sales could jump more than 50% next year, according to Moody’s Analytics managing director Celia Chen. The supply of new and existing homes is […]

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Three convicted in foreclosure fraud scam

December 4, 2013 12:49 pm0 comments
Three convicted in foreclosure fraud scam

  Three people have been convicted in a nationwide foreclosure rescue scam. Charles Head, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Benjamin Budoff, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Domonic McCarns, of Irvine, Calif., were all convicted of conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with the scam, according to a report by the Central […]

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Home Price Growth Moving at ‘Unsustainable’ Pace

October 26, 2013 12:33 pm0 comments
Home Price Growth Moving at ‘Unsustainable’ Pace

  Property values resumed their appreciation in September after a slight slowdown in housing price growth over the summer, according to DataQuick’s Property Intelligence Report. Home prices improved in all 42 counties tracked in the PIR over the last month, quarter, and year. The appreciation occurring over the last 12 […]

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Foreclosures lowest in more than five years

September 28, 2013 5:12 pm0 comments
Foreclosures lowest in more than five years

  Foreclosures are at their lowest level since early 2008 as the performance of first-lien mortgages steadily improves, according to a report released Thursday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The number of mortgages in the foreclosure process dropped to 744,369 in the second quarter, according to […]

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Pending home sales dip

5:11 pm0 comments
Pending home sales dip

Pending home sales declined in August as high interest rates, rising prices and restrictive mortgage credit squeezed the market, according to a study released Thursday. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales Index, pending sales dropped 1.6% in August to 107.7 from a downwardly revised 109.4 in […]

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Realtor.com Report Shows Market Shift to Demand from Supply

September 13, 2013 2:12 pm0 comments
Realtor.com Report Shows Market Shift to Demand from Supply

There is starting to be a shift in the dynamics of the housing market, which will mean future increases in home values will be driven by market demand rather than the shortage of homes for sale, according to Realtor.com’s August National Housing Trend Report. “Where we have seen significant volatility […]

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