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Hey my green guys and gals. The new buzz in residential real estate is an “energy audit.” This audit is asked buy potential buyers bidding on an existing house, they request an energy audit alongside the standard inspection clause. That audit, in turn, can save the buyer thousands of dollars in f...
I received reports that home prices in February showed a month-over-month increase. Home prices increased 1.9 percent over the month of February. This increase was bolstered by strong sales in February. Sales transactions for the RPX Composite increased 22.9 percent month-over-month and 16 percen...
  I am loving this real estate market right now. The moment has arrived! Record breaking mortgage rates, the highest level of home affordability in years, increased demand, and a decrease of homes on the market- make this one of the best times to buy or sell a home in recent years!   According to...
Interesting News for the Investment Property Community The Federal Reserve has released guidelines that could encourage the practice of converting lender-owned foreclosed homes into rental properties. By converting foreclosures to rentals with steady cash flow, banks could reduce the number of th...
Over the past few months, many economists have concluded that that the U.S. housing market has reached a turning point and is healing. This may sound hard to believe, since home prices are not shooting back up.   Indeed, prices aren't likely going to rise for a while. But this doesn’t mean the h...
Home purchases in the U.S. climbed in February to the highest level in almost two years, another sign of stabilization in the real-estate market. Combined sales of new and previously owned properties rose to 4.93 million at an annual rate, the strongest since May 2010, from 4.89 million in Januar...
Great Market News Luck of the Irish Edition   While the weather this weekend does not make me feel particularly celebratory or lucky, I do think that this St. Paddy’s day washed away the bad and will bring in the good. The latest pending home index released by the National Association of Realtors...
Getting Ready to Buy a House Advice for first-timers     Spring is here! And I’m starting to meet a lot of those excited first time buyers. I was inspired to dedicate this week’s newsletter to them. So here is my advice, new members of the buying club…     1.  You want a decent downpayment.  FHA ...
I love when business concepts like supply and demand get to prove themselves. Inventories of homes listed for sale in January dropped by 6.6% from December to 1.77 million, the eighth straight month that listings have declined. For-sale listings are 23.2% below year-earlier levels and at the lowe...
How Singles, particularly single women, have been buying up houses like never before   For the first time in centuries, the majority of U.S. households are headed by unmarried adults, at 51%. In 1981, six years after the Equal Credit Opportunity Act made it illegal for lenders to discriminate acc...

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