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Yearly Archives: 2012

US housing market recovery picks up

Fri Sep 21, 2012 on Blog

US housing market recovery picks up (via AFP) The recovery in the US housing market continues to strengthen, data released Wednesday showed, a key improvement in the struggling economy just seven weeks before the presidential election. The National Association of Realtors said that sales of so-called “existing”, or previously occupied, homes,…  

What Shape is the US Housing Market Really In?

Fri Sep 7, 2012 on Blog

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Are You Ready? 4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home

Wed Aug 22, 2012 on Blog

Are You Ready? 4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home (via Credit.com) There is no question that the housing market is experiencing new signs of life.  Housing starts, building permits and builder confidence is growing albeit slowly. According to MKM Partners, new-home starts were up 15% vs. a year ago and new-home sales are up 20%.  But does this […]

Buy, Sell or Rent: Americans Rewrite the Dream

Wed Aug 8, 2012 on Blog

Buy, Sell or Rent: Americans Rewrite the Dream (via http://mortgagespectator.com) American homes have never been more affordable than they are today. Prices are down dramatically, mortgage rates are at record lows and desperate sellers are willing to make concessions. Still about one third of Americans choose to rent, despite the fact that 85 percent say owning makes more sense… sale site […]