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Monthly Archives: July 2012

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 […]

Want to refinance? Do your homework first

Mon Jul 9, 2012 on Blog & Florida Real Estate

An edited version of Roy Oppenheim’s commentary was originally published on Yahoo! Homes and is being redistributed on Weston Title with their permission. As a real estate attorney for 25 years, working first on Wall Street and then on Main Street, I’ve come to the opinion that this is the best time in the past 75 years for homeowners to refinance. Interest rates have never been lower and […]