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After a sustained downtrend, the home prices in Florida metropolitan cities seem to be stabilizing.  The statistics reported from Trulia (shown below) seem to indicate that home prices are beginning to rise.   A change over a single annual period as of February-March 2012:  Cape Coral-Fort Myers,...
05/21/2012
Analysts and economists are becoming more and more confident that the state of the housing market will witness a marked surge upward over the course of the next 2 years. This was gleaned from the findings of a new semi-annual survey of 38 economists and analysts by the Urban Land Institute’s Cent...
05/18/2012
Here are a few interesting findings from the Fannie Mae’s March 2012 Consumer Attitudinal National Housing Survey:   ·         About 35% of the respondents to the Fannie Mae survey stated that they expect an increase in home prices over the next one year ·         Americans predict that there wil...
05/16/2012
In a buyer’s market, it is impossible to ignore even a single offer, even if it is 25% off the asking price. However, in the improving housing market of the recent months, such low-ball offers have not been working so well anymore. Homebuyers either receive a higher counter offer, or find that ot...
05/16/2012
Real estate investors view college towns as great opportunities to leverage when it comes to buying homes at lower prices and collect balanced rental returns. Many of them feel that investing in areas recognized as college town is less likely to be affected by instability in the national economy....
05/14/2012
There has been a considerable surge in the average amount of mortgages that lenders have underwritten in past three month. To be precise, the amount has increased from $215,000 to $235,000. Analysts at Capital Economics perceive this increase as a sign of enhanced buyer and lender confidence.   A...
05/10/2012
  SANTA ANA, Calif. – April 4, 2012 –   The Home Price Index (HPI) report from CoreLogic was released in April, and not taking into account short sales or REO sales, the monthly prices all over the country went up by 0.7 percent from January to February, but decreased on a per annum basis of 0.8 ...
05/08/2012
If you’re selling your home, you may want to make sure that you’re not turning off the potential buyers by having any of the following at your home:   A cramped, foul smelling house – The home needs to be presented as being spacious and well ventilated, not cluttered and smelly.  Pet odors, nicot...
05/04/2012
Starting from as low as $149,900….International financing available with 30% down.  Various size and floorplans are available:  Model 1: 3 Bedroom,2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, 1500 sqft………………………$149,999 Model 2: 4 Bedroom,2 Bath, 2 Car Garage, 1925 sqft………………………$169,999 Model 3: 5 Bedroom,2 Bath, 2 Car...
04/27/2012
As summer quickly approaches, many families are questioning if they are better off moving or improving their current home due to the economy and the rising costs of home improvement projects.   Most homeowners tend to be attracted to home improvement projects that will provide the biggest return,...
04/25/2012
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