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NEW YORK (MainStreet) – If you want that chic Victorian duplex in Pacific Heights, now may be the time to jump on it. Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) – If you live in a small or medium-sized city like San Diego or Pittsburgh, and own your home, you can probably count on a rise in its value this year. That’s the conclusion of a new study from Vero Real Estate Solutions, which found that 40% of major metro markets will see a bounceback in home values. Read more»
Everyone knows the three Ls of housing: Location, location, location. But the Ls might as well stand for something else: Local, local, local. It’s worth remembering when looking at the latest S&P/Case-Shiller home-price figures, which show a disturbing decline nationwide that may not reflect prices in your local market. Read more»
NAR Expects Home Sales to Surge
By: Brian O'Connell
If what they say is true about how the real estate market lags behind other indicators of economic health, then maybe we can finally believe that the U.S. is reliably on a path of economic recovery. The National Association of Realtors’ “pending” home sales measure for October, released this week, shows that the U.S. housing market has already started on a big rebound. Read more»
By and large, laws in all 50 states require that home sellers fully disclose any information about the property, especially negative information. But as always there are loopholes, so what should buyers know to avoid buying a $300,000 lemon? Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Everyone knows what a home foreclosure is, and after three years of bad news in the housing market, most people have also heard of a “short sale.” Read more»
With fewer homes selling and prices falling, a would-be home buyer might well stay on the sidelines for a while. Then what should you do with all that down payment money? Read more»
LAS VEGAS (DQNews) -- Home sales fell sharply in the Las Vegas region last month as the weak economy, concerns about job security and the hangover effect from the home buyer tax credits took their toll on demand. The overall median sale price fell nearly 4% from a year ago to its lowest level in more than 12 years, a real estate information service reported. Read more»
Here’s a milestone you wouldn’t expect in a weak economy with high unemployment: in September, a record share of home purchases were made with cash instead of loans. If you had that kind of cash lying around, is it really smarter to pay cash than get a mortgage? Like all financial matters, it depends. Read more»
Homeowners worried about trading up in an uncertain market can always consider remodeling or expanding to make a home more livable. Unfortunately, the latest data shows the money-losing nature of most home improvements is getting worse because of the poor housing market, not better. Read more»
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