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Home Prices in 2012: Best
Year-on-Year Gain in Six Years
CoreLogic®, a leading residential property information, analytics and services
provider, recently released its December CoreLogic HPI® report. Home prices
nationwide, including distressed sales, increased on a year-over-year basis by
8.3 percent in December 2012 ...
7 Steps to Simplify House Hunting
House hunting is a complicated process. From finding the right home, to locking
down a mortgage rate you can afford, it is a process that requires an attention
to detail and a well-thought-out plan. Below are seven steps to take as you
begin house hunting to ensure you stay focused and on budget.
Home Prices Continued to Rise in August 2012
Data through August 2012, released recently by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, a leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed average home prices increased by 0.9 percent for both the 10- and 20-City Composites in August versus July 2012. Nineteen of the ...
Home Price Appreciation Helps Housing Move Forward on Road to Recovery
Sparked by rising home prices across much of the nation, the
housing recovery is now under way, but fiscal uncertainties and other challenges
could result in a bumpy ride in the coming months, according to economists
participating in yesterday’s National ...
Q: How Do You Decide whether to Add on to an Existing Home or Purchase a New One?
A: There are a few things to consider, including cost, individual needs, and what will add value down the road. Also important: your emotional attachment to the existing home.
As designer and builder Philip S. Wenz, the author of Adding to a House: ...
Americans' Outlook on Housing Continues to Inch Forward
Consumer sentiment regarding the housing market continues its
modestly positive trend, according to results from Fannie Mae's August 2012
National Housing Survey.
Supported by the expectation that home prices
will rise in the next year and more saying it is a good time to ...
Existing-home sales were sharply lower in July following expiration of the home buyer tax credit but home prices continued to gain, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
Existing home sales dropped 27.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million units in July from a downwardly revised 5.26 million in June, ...