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Maddening Pace: New Home Sales Flying off the Market - 06/28/12 09:28 AM
New-home sales got a big lift last month, selling at the fastest pace in two years, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Single-family home sales rose 7.6% putting them at the highest level since April of 2010. In addition, prices are on the rise too. The median price is now $234,500! "May's sales report is a welcome sign that the market has returned to a more solid growth path following lackluster reports in March and April, and is in keeping with our expectations for continued, steady improvement through the end of this year," says David Crowe, National Association of Home Builders’ (0 comments)
Future Predictions of the Real Estate Market - 06/27/12 10:45 AM
Predictions on Where the Real Estate Market is Going… A majority of more than 100 economists and real estate experts say that home prices will likely bottom by 2013, according to the Zillow June 2012 Price Expectations Survey. The real estate experts surveyed predict that home prices will fall 0.4 percent this year before inching up by 1.3 percent next year. To support their claim, this trend has already begun to happen. The first quarter this year has brought with it a 2% drop in home prices and the expectation is that they will begin their rebound in the next quarter. (0 comments)
Current Real Estate News: Vacation Homes - 06/20/12 09:46 AM
Vacation-Home Buyers are Back DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012 Real estate practitioners in vacation spots across the country say the market for second homes is picking up steam as buyers grow more confident given signs of growth in small businesses. The National Association of REALTORS® reports a 7 percent jump in vacation sales to 502,000 last year, accounting for 11 percent of all volume. The median vacation home price was $121,000 last year, down from a peak of $204,100 in 2005, but agents in some locales say prices are beginning to creep up as the distressed inventory (0 comments)
Good Karma: Sharing Some Of My Positive News - 06/18/12 10:54 AM
"I have seen Tim go way beyond the call of duty..." "As a Financial Advisor I have many opportunities to help clients with just about all aspects of their financial well being. That means needing to secure the services of attorneys, accountants and even real estate agents such as Tim. Because my clients rely on me to make sure that the people we use are truly professionals and good at what they do I personally hold them to some pretty lofty standards. I have found that Tim solidly meets those standards. I have seen Tim go way beyond the call of duty (0 comments)
I HAVE TAKEN THE STEP. AT HOME IN BOZEMAN HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE.
A Facebook business page is more than just another way to connect with prospects and customers online. Your Facebook business page can: Drive more traffic to your website Build your email list Sell more products/services Announce special offers and promotions Announce events Share news Provide value to your prospects and customers Share photos and videos Get feedback from clients and prospects Improve your relationships with your prospects and customers Improve Search Engine Optimization (3 comments)
REO Price Increases Bode Well for Overall Market - 06/08/12 07:58 AM
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | THURSDAY, JUNE 07, 2012 Recent price increases with bank-owned homes are helping to provide an overall boost to the housing market, a recent report from Clear Capital says. Prices of REOs nationally rose 8.1 percent over year-ago levels on a median price-per-square-foot basis, according to Clear Capital’s May housing data. “Strength in the REO-only price trends as well as some early indications of price gains spreading from low-tier sectors to the mid- and higher-priced homes is helping confirm that the country continues to make progress on its recovery,” says Alex Villacorta, director of research and analytics (0 comments)
Market on the Mend - 06/07/12 03:35 PM
Overall, recent housing reports have shown that the housing market is picking up across the country. "Excluding distressed sales, home prices in March and April are improving at a rate not seen since late 2006 and appreciating at a faster rate than during the tax-credit boomlet in 2010," says Mark Fleming, chief economist for CoreLogic. "Nationally, the supply of homes in current inventory is down to 6.5 months, a level not seen in more than five years, in part driven by the ‘locked in’ position of so many home owners in negative equity." Source: “CoreLogic: Phoenix Leads the Nation in Home (2 comments)
Generation Y Becoming the Highest in Desire to Buy Real Estate - 06/04/12 08:02 AM
47% of those who are contained within the age group referred to as Generation Y have proclaimed they plan on purchasing a home within the next five years! (the average public is only at a rate of 29%) Furthermore, 10% of Generation Y say they plan on buying within the year!
It has been the trend that Generation Y members spend more when compared to other generations. Generation Y outspends others on leisure activities (hobbies, video games, electronics, sporting events, and recreational equipment). Because of this, Generation Y also has more debt to pay off compared to most. Specifically troublesome (4 comments)
Hot Topic: Kiddie Condos - 06/01/12 07:29 AM
“Kiddie” Condos Defined: FHA’s Kiddie Condo Loan Program is a non-occupant co-borrow program allowing parents to assist their children buy a single family home or condo as they go off to college instead of paying for the costs of rent or dorms. The kiddie condo is just a nickname for a whole realm of options available for buyers-not only condos. Both borrowers take the title of the property and sign for the loan together. Cons: All borrowers have to qualify and pass a credit check. There are ‘non-traditional credit’ options available for fresh young adults who may have not accumulated substantial credit yet. Some of the (2 comments)
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