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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Prices May Be Down, But Housing Market is Not Out

Wed Feb 29, 2012 on Blog

Some analysts are once again crying gloom and doom about yesterday’s latest release from the Case-Shiller Index. Case-Shiller, one of the most respected indicators of housing prices nationwide, posted new lows in December in 3 key composites, including a 3.8% drop in the national composite. The index’s own chairman sounded dismayed when announcing the numbers. “In terms of prices, the […]

January Existing Home Sales Up, Inventory Down

Fri Feb 24, 2012 on Blog

In another good sign for the housing market, the sale of existing homes last month rose in January in the US, the third time there’s been gains in the last four months, according to the National Association of Realtors. According to numbers released this week, total sales were up 4.3 percent for single-family homes, townhomes, condos and co-ops. Because of […]

Florida Realtors President Says Housing Market is on the Mend

Thu Feb 16, 2012 on Blog

One of the key players in the South Florida housing market believes that it is finally on the rebound. 2012 Florida Realtors president Summer Greene, a regional manager at Better Homes and Gardens Florida 1st,  said her real estate agents are once again fielding multiple offers for their listings in Broward County. That’s because there are far less homes actually […]

Credit Grip Loosening; So Where in Florida Should You Buy?

Wed Feb 8, 2012 on Blog

If you’re looking to buy a house in Florida this year, you’re probably still concerned about whether now is a good time to apply for a mortgage.   We’ve seen several reports this week that suggest just that.  For once, the banks stranglehold on credit is finally loosening up, according to They point to several market indicators that they say […]