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Want to Sell Faster? Optimize Your Home’s Best Features

Recent data has shown it looks as if the market may be turning! Home prices have crept upward for the second month in a row, according to a recent S&P/Case-Shiller home price index. However, if you’re trying to sell your home, this news doesn’t mean you should be sitting back ...


E&O War Stories: Loyalty and Honesty Go Hand-in-Hand

Victor O. Schinnerer's "War Stories" are actual claims from company files with the names and some details changed for confidentiality. Here, read about a foreign buyer who sued his agent after his legal residency status resulted in his mortgage company canceling his contract. ...


Mortgage Modification: Not Right for Everyone

(MCT)—For homeowners struggling to stay in their homes, a mortgage modification may be the way to go. ...


Nationwide Housing Affordability Reaches New Record High

Nationwide housing affordability hit a new record high for a second consecutive quarter in the first three months of this year, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI). Yet tight lending conditions continue to ...


News in Housing: Inventories up in April

The housing inventory rose slightly in April, which is unusual in the middle of the spring sales season. The uptick may be the result of rising seller confidence and it should ease concerns that the super tight inventory levels of the last six months have dampened sales by limiting buyer ...


Recovery News: U.S. Home Sales Up 3.4% in April

Existing-home sales rose in April and remain above a year ago, while home prices continued to rise, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The improvements in sales and prices ...


Future of U.S. Housing Markets Depends Largely on Echo Boomers

The next two decades in housing markets depends largely on the Echo Boomers. That's according to panelists at the "Shifting Demographics and Housing Choice: A Whole New World?" session held recently during the REALTORS® 2012 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade ...


U.S. Homeownership Aspirations Aren’t Dead: Owning a Home Remains Defining Element of American Dream

As the country continues to emerge from the turbulent mortgage period, a Homebuyer Poll released by TD Bank reveals aspirations of homeownership are still very much alive in the U.S. The majority (84 percent) of today’s younger renting generation (ages ...


Nashville Market Shining within Vibrant Southeast

REGIONAL SPOTLIGHT—The Southeast region of the U.S. is continuously thriving as a great place for Real Estate transactions and business. With many of this year’s top markets to watch residing in the Southeast, buyers are eager to seize new opportunities within markets with great value and exceptional quality of life. ...


Diving into Property Management: Items to Consider before You Invest

The potentially perfect moment has arrived to invest in rentals. Across the country rental demand is strong in many cities, and the costs associated with buying multi-family properties are lower than in recent memory. ...


Housing Affordability Indices Reach Records in First Quarter

Housing affordability conditions for all buyers reached a milestone in the first quarter, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


First Quarter Metro Area Home Prices Stabilizing, Sales Up and Inventory Down

Median existing single-family home prices are firming in many metropolitan areas, while improving sales and declining inventory are creating more balanced conditions, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors®. ...


Opportunity Knocks with Property Management

Many agents across the country are experiencing strong and stable sales. For others, the market is more uncertain. And if the recent economic situation of the last couple of years has taught us anything, it’s reinforced that old adage: ...


Six Keys to Selling Your Home in Today’s Market

According to the National Association of Realtors®, more than 4.25 million homes sold in 2011. That's a lot of real estate and such numbers raise the question: How are sellers doing ...


Eye on the Economy: Waiting for Stronger Growth

The new year opened with hope that the 3 percent growth rate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reported for the end of 2011 would lead to stronger job growth and improving housing markets. While January and February offered positive economic ...


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