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Rebound Alert: 96 of the Top 100 U.S. Home Markets Advance
Homes.com, a leading online real estate destination and
complete lifestyle resource, recently released the Homes.com Local Market Index,
a new summary of price performance on repeat sales properties in the U.S.
Utilizing home pricing data for the period ending March 2013, the index ...
Study Reveals Americans' Rising Faith in Housing Market
Nearly half of Americans (47 percent) say they feel more
comfortable purchasing a home today than at any other time in the past five
years, according to results of a recent survey by Mayflower. And nearly a third
say they are now ready to make a move.
Compared to 2012, ...
April Housing Scorecard: Progress as Values Rise and Sales Remain Strong
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the April edition of the Obama Administration's Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. The latest ...
Investors and the Home-Rental Market
By Matthew MacFarland and Deonta Smith
In traditional housing
recoveries, individuals and households provide the bulk of the demand the market
needs to rebound. This time, though, a different kind of buyer has been powering
the housing recovery: investors looking for valuable rental property. Along ...
Five Federal Programs Homeowners
Should Review In 2013
As homeowners receive their annual property assessments and taxable valuations
in the mail, many will see the continued drop in the value of their home.
Despite recent reports of declining "underwater" homeowners in the
fourth quarter of 2012, there are still many homeowners looking ...
Choosing the Mortgage That's Right for You Starts with Understanding the
By Keith Loria
When it comes to choosing a mortgage, it’s more
important than ever for prospective buyers—or current owners looking to
refinance—to understand the wide range of mortgage loans available. Whether
you’re in the ...
3 Tips for Taking Advantage of This Year's Lower Tax Rates
Income taxes are going up next year, and not just for those
who earn more than $200,000 a year.
“Taxes are likely to be higher for
everyone” says financial planner Rick Rodgers, author of The New Three-Legged
Stool: A Tax Efficient Approach To Retirement ...
It is so hard for buyers to work out what they should offer a seller for their home. There is a plethora of information on the internet to review. Buyer demand, seller home supply, mortgage interest up or down, short sales, REO’s, etc. It is overwhelming. That said, there are a few things that are a must for consideration if you are to ...