Home prices hit record highs in more than half of US of cities

~ living in one of these cities and are a seller? you are looking pretty good. as a buyer well not so much ~ Home prices hit record highs in more than half of US of cities Home prices jumped to all-time highs in almost two-thirds of U.S. cities in the fourth quarter as buyers battled … Continue reading Home prices hit record highs in more than half of US of cities

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5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro

~ I wholeheartedly agree and I am not just saying that because I am a professional. There are a lot of ins and out described here, but also not listed below that we are trained to handle and maintain when you entrust us with helping you buy or sell your home ~ 5 Reasons to … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro

The Economy’s Great—Why Is Housing a Problem?

The Economy’s Great—Why Is Housing a Problem? The American housing market is constrained. Not by price so much as by the continuing lack of houses on the market; and this, according to Realtor.com’s "State of the Housing Union" report, released Thursday, is “pressuring potential home buyers striving to attain the American Dream,” despite a strong U.S. … Continue reading The Economy’s Great—Why Is Housing a Problem?

Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . .

Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . . Home prices continue to climb both year-over-year and month-over-month, according to the October 2017 Home Price Index (HPI) released by CoreLogic Tuesday Morning. Nationally, prices increased by 7 percent from October 2016 to October 2017—representing the second consecutive month of 7 percent year-over-year increases. Meanwhile, month-over-month … Continue reading Silver Lining to Rising Home Prices . . .

Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

~ some good info for you in case you need it ~ Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and, if you’re compliant with the law, a smoke detector, too! Read on to ensure you and your clients comply with new and existing rules controlling smoke alarms in … Continue reading Clearing up smoke alarm laws for residential properties

What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

~ could be good news, hopefully we can get more houses to help get these buyers a home to buy ~ What's behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers? All year, the overwhelming sentiment in the housing market has been frustration. Too few homes for sale drove prices sky high and led to fierce competition among … Continue reading What’s behind the sudden optimism among homebuyers?

Closing the sale of a condo has become harder

Q&A Here's why closing the sale of a condo has suddenly become harder for an association Getty Images It appears lenders are getting more skittish about issuing mortgages to buyers of condominium units as the real estate market recovers from the housing bust, a time when lenders experienced a spate of foreclosures. It appears lenders … Continue reading Closing the sale of a condo has become harder

It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

~ Supply desperately needs to meet demand ~ It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales After a brief improvement in June, home sales continued their downward slide in July, with buyers signing fewer contracts to buy existing homes. An index of so-called pending home sales, which represent closings one … Continue reading It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

~ such great ideas! ~ 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you're selling your home, chances are good you're familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

~ not any CA cities, but if you are looking to move take a look at the list, get some ideas ~ American Cities Adding the Most Jobs © Thinkstock The United States nonfarm employment increased by 222,000 in May, as the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.4%. Unemployment remains close to its lowest … Continue reading American Cities Adding the Most Jobs