Monthly Archives: December 2014

Renting Less Affordable than Buying-Except for where Millennials Are Moving

Last week, housing-data giant RealtyTrac released an analysis of fair market rents and median home prices in more than 500 U.S. counties, which shows that buying is still more affordable than renting in the majority of U.S. housing markets. While … Continue reading

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How to Select an Interior Door

Take a minute to count the number of doors in your house. Surprising, right? Consider then, the impact that a little attention to the doors can have on the overall style and design of your home. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Move-Up Mania

You’ve got equity to spare. Your 2,000 square feet is starting to feel more like 200. All the neighbors are doing it. It’s time to play a game of Move-up Mania! Click here to read article.

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Burglary Statistics and Prevention 101

Before you go on vacation this holiday season, have you prepared against burglary? Do you store your valuables, close the blinds, lock the back door and so on? Many homeowners might be unaware of a string of burglaries in their … Continue reading

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November 2014 Real Estate Activities

        Please click on image to view larger image. Then click on larger image to zoom in. Again, the typical seasonal adjustment continues; there were 5 less sales than last month – total of 6 solds for … Continue reading

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Survey: Homeownership still seen as enviable goal

The vast majority of Americans who do not own a home still see homeownership as a praiseworthy goal, despite the damage wrought by the subprime mortgage crisis. Click here to read article.

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Landlords Should Think Like Sellers, Not Owners

Those who make a living buying and selling real estate know some upgrades are more expensive than they are worth, but others deliver a significant return on investment. Click here to read article.

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No Project Left Undone

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Could Obama’s immigration initiative boost the housing market?

About a year ago, President Obama showed up at a Phoenix high school to promote changes to immigration law, just as he did Friday at a high school in Las Vegas, where he worked to rally support for his decision to … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Slow in October but Remain Higher Than a Year Ago

Pending home sales declined in October but remained at a healthy level of activity and are above year-over-year levels for the second straight month, according to the National Association of REALTORS. Click here to read article.

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