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First time in 29 months that we see a decline in annual existing home sales

November was the first time in 29 months that we saw a decline in home sales both on a monthly and annual basis. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) calculated a drop to 4.9 million existing homes last month on an annualized basis, from 5.1 million in October 2013 and 5.0 million in November 2012.

Keeping Your New Home Environmentally Sound

While the focus is often on redecorating and buying new furniture when moving into your new home, there are several steps you should take to ensure your home’s environment is safe and comfortable, in addition to aesthetically pleasing. According to contractor Danny Lipford and Honeywell Home Environment, the following simple strategies will protect your home

HOUSING EXPERTS PREDICT THE FUTURE

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Real estate markets across the country are inching their way to a slow recovery after bottoming out, according to several real estate economists who spoke at a forum hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Editors. National Association of REALTORS®’ Chief Economist Lawrence Yun, Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries, and National Association of Home

When it Comes to Real Estate News, Local Matters

Here is a short video sponsored by RisMedia that I found was a great source of information.  Please watch it and let me know what you think!  

HOW LOW CAN MORTGAGE INTEREST RATES GO?

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The Federal Reserve’s policy-making committee met yesterday and today to decide whether the economy could use another boost. Threats from the ongoing debt crisis in Europe, a dismal U.S. job report in May, low inflation, and dropping consumer prices has shaken the U.S.’s economic recovery in recent weeks. Some analysts speculate that the Fed will

DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE SHADOW INVENTORY

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Shadow inventory dropped nearly 15 percent year-over-year in April and is at about a four-month supply—reaching its lowest level in nearly three years, real estate data provider CoreLogic reports. Shadow inventory, as defined by CoreLogic, refers to properties that are seriously delinquent by 90 days or more, in the foreclosure process, and properties that have

Selling Your Home? Start at the Top

In today’s competitive real estate market, many homeowners go to great lengths to help their home stand out from the competition, from staging to landscaping to replacing windows. An important place to start, however, is at the top. Does your roof add or subtract from the salability of your home? Any signs of aging or

Survey Reveals Consumer Attitudes Towards Homeownership, Design and Function

Better Homes and Gardens magazine recently released proprietary research and insights into the ideas, inspirations, and strategies driving consumers as they consider the function, style and efficiency of their homes. In a presentation given at the International Builders Show, Jill Waage, editorial director for Home Content for Better Homes and Gardens revealed survey results about