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Yearly Archives: 2012

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 […]

U.S. Home Values Post First Annual Increase In Nearly Five Years

Fri Jul 27, 2012 on Blog

Housing Market Turns Corner; U.S. Home Values Post First Annual Increase In Nearly Five Years (via PR Newswire) SEATTLE, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Home values in the United States have reached a bottom. The Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI)[1] rose on an annual basis for the first time since 2007, increasing 0.2 percent year-over-year to $149,300, according to Zillow’s […]

Housing market rebound? New-home starts notch a post-2008 high

Fri Jul 20, 2012 on Blog

Housing market rebound? New-home starts notch a post-2008 high. (via The Christian Science Monitor) The pace of homebuilding activity is on the mend in another sign of healing in the US housing market. Builder “starts” on new homes reached an annualized rate of 760,000 in June, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That’s the highest level on that indicator since October […]

Housing market rebound? New-home starts notch a post-2008 high

Fri Jul 20, 2012 on Blog

Housing market rebound? New-home starts notch a post-2008 high. (via The Christian Science Monitor) The pace of homebuilding activity is on the mend in another sign of healing in the US housing market. Builder “starts” on new homes reached an annualized rate of 760,000 in June, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. That’s the highest level on that indicator since October […]