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Pending Home Sales Continue Uptrend - 01/31/11 03:52 PM
Pending home sales improved further in December, marking the fifth gain in the past six months, according to the National Association of Realtors® The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator, increased 2.0 percent to 93.7 based on contracts signed in December from a downwardly revised 91.9 in November. The index is 4.2 percent below the 97.8 mark in December 2009. The data reflects contracts and not closings, which normally occur with a lag time of one or two months. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, credits good affordability conditions and economic improvement. "Modest gains in the labor market and the improving (1 comments)
2010 Toyota Production Up in Princeton Indiana - 01/28/11 04:04 PM
The number of cars made Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana's Princeton facility more than doubled in 2010. The company also reports a slight decrease in Camry production at Subaru Indiana Automotive Inc. in Lafayette. Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) announced today that the company's assembly plants produced 1,456,887 vehicles in 2010, an 18 percent increase compared to 2009.Toyota's North American facilities assemble the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and Lexus RX 350."The challenges presented by the economic downturn and our recalls made Toyota an even stronger company," said Tetsuo Agata, president and (1 comments)
Average Sales Price for Tri-State Homes Jump - 01/25/11 05:51 PM
The average sales price for residential homes in parts of the tri-state has jumped. Local realtors say they are seeing an increase in demand when it comes to buying homes. With an increase of money people are getting for their homes, they say that combination could make for a strong housing market in 2011. The Evansville Area Association of Realtors reports a 4.7 percent increase in both the average sale price and median sale price of homes sold in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey and Gibson counties, from 2009 to 2010. "The fact that these have gone up means that people are buying (0 comments)
INDIANA REAL ESTATE MARKETS REPORT - 01/24/11 10:36 AM
2010 on par with 2009;Median sale price of homes increases for the 13th month out of the last 15 Today's release of the "Indiana Real Estate Markets Report" by the Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR) provides the usual month-over-month comparison and because of timing, also provides a comparison of calendar years that supports the association's past recommendation for reviewing housing data in the long-term. Statewide, when comparing 2010 to 2009:The number of closed home sales decreased 6.6% to 57,765; andThe median sale price of homes increased 1.8% to $112,000.The Report at a glance: Statewide Housing Market Overview(Monthly Indicators) Sortable County Tables:One-month & (0 comments)
How To Deduct Moving From Your Taxes - 01/22/11 01:30 PM
Atlas gives you some tax information and tips related to moving. If you are moving to a new home, you undoubtedly have a lot to think about, including whether you can deduct your moving expenses from your taxes. This brochure helps to explain who can deduct moving expenses and what expenses you can deduct. Who Qualifies Even if you don't file an itemized return, you can deduct moving expenses if your move meets these three conditions: · It is closely related to the start of work · It meets the distance test · It meets the time test Move Related to the Start (0 comments)
December Existing-Home Sales Jump - 01/21/11 10:40 AM
Existing-home sales rose sharply in December, when sales increased for the fifth time in the past six months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, rose 12.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.28 million in December from an upwardly revised 4.70 million in November, but remain 2.9 percent below the 5.44 million pace in December 2009.Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said sales are on an uptrend. "December was a good finish to 2010, when sales fluctuate more than normal. The pattern over the past six (0 comments)
A Monthly Newsletter from TheTrentiniTeam with F.C.TuckerEmge Realtors - 01/20/11 10:54 AM
GET WINTER-WISE: Prepare Your Home for Cold Weather December 22 is the first day of winter 2010/2011. In many parts of the country, cooler weather has already begun to set in. So before you curl up with a good book or head outdoors to enjoy the snow, take time to make sure your home is ready for cold weather so it can enjoy the winter as well. Inspect your heating system. Breathe easier this winter. Have an HVAC professional inspect your furnace and clean air ducts to remove dust. Then, make sure you have a good supply of furnace filters on hand (0 comments)
Wood Fireplace: 9 Tips for Safety and Efficiency - 01/19/11 04:05 PM
Besides the annual inspection and sweep for your chimney, improve the function of your wood fireplace with responsible use. Ready for the colder months? You will be if you follow these simple guidelines to keep your wood fireplace burning brightly-and safely. 1. Only burn dry, cured wood-logs that have been split, stacked, and dried for eight to 12 months. Cover your log pile on top, but leave the sides open for air flow.Hardwoods such as hickory, white oak, beech, sugar maple, and white ash burn longest, though dry firewood is more important than the species. Less dense woods like spruce or (0 comments)
USI to Expand Chinese Ties - 01/18/11 02:35 PM
The University of Southern Indiana has become one of 10 national institutions selected to participate in the 2011 International Academic Partnerships Program from the Institute of International Education. Participation will allow USI to create new exchange opportunities with China, including training activities and a study tour this spring. Evansville, Ind. -- University of Southern Indiana is one of 10 United States institutions of higher education to participate in a 2011 initiative of the International Academic Partnerships Program (IAPP) according to a news release issued by the Institute of International Education (IIE). USI and the other nine institutions were selected based on (1 comments)
Homes are Getting Smaller, More Energy Efficient - 01/14/11 10:47 AM
Reporting from the 2011 International Builders Show, Erica Christoffer for HouseLogic What do home buyers want today and in the future? The answer: smaller, more energy-efficient homes. The average size of a new single-family home in 2010 was 2,377 sq. ft., down from 2,438 sq. ft. in 2009 and down from the peak of 2,520 sq. ft. in 2007 and 2008, according to U.S. Census Bureau data presented yesterday at the International Builders' Show in Orlando by Rose Quint, assistant vice president of survey research for NAHB. And the trend will only continue, Quint said, with the 2015 new home size (2 comments)
Market Watch January 2011 - 01/13/11 03:52 PM
The holidays are over. A new year has started and I know the snow won't last forever. Every year The National Association surveys thousands of buyers and sellers who purchased or sold homes the preceding year. Below you will see the most recent chart detailing where buyer's found the home they purchased. Over the past few years F. C. Tucker Emge Realtors and I have adjusted the way we market homes. These changes are based on buyer behavior. Not surprisingly, the biggest change in buyer behavior has been a shift away from print media toward the internet for their real estate needs. In 2001 only 8% (0 comments)
Downtown Evansville Hotel Moving Forward - 01/11/11 11:04 AM
The Evansville City Council has unanimously voted to support a development agreement for a new hotel in the downtown area. Woodruff Hospitality was selected to build the $32 million Hyatt Place, which will be located adjacent to the new Evansville Arena. The hotel is expected to include 220 rooms and more than 300 parking spots. Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel applauds City Council's unanimous vote this evening in support of a resolution affirming the Evansville Redevelopment Commission's decision to move forward with an agreement to develop a newhotel in downtown Evansville adjacent to the new Evansville Arena and The Centre. "I appreciate (0 comments)
Agricultural economists: Indiana Farmland values soaring, for now - 01/10/11 04:07 PM
Much of the U.S. economy has been slow to recover from the recession. That hasn't been true of farmland markets, which have continued to climb, a group of Purdue University agricultural economists says.Strong crop returns, very low interest rates and a growing expectation that both might continue have had a positive influence on farmland values, said Mike Boehlje, Chris Hurt and Brent Gloy."Even while some residential and commercial real estate values have been falling, that has not been the case for farm real estate," Boehlje said. "Instead, we've seen some high prices for farmland in recent months, even exceeding $10,000 an (0 comments)
Textile Traditions: Using Suzanis in Your Decor - 01/07/11 02:41 PM
Celebrate the Look of Hand Embroidery and Global Style With Gorgeous, Versatile Suzani Prints. Last week when I presented ikat fabrics, I made a brief mention of suzanis. Suzanis have been burning up design blogs for at least five years, and thus their beautiful hand-embroidered patterns have been borrowed and evolved into printed products. This is a bit ironic, as the word suzani means "needle" in Persian, and the whole point of them was carrying on a tradition of showing off one's needlework skills and adding personality to each unique piece of fabric. However, we're not going to get all mired (0 comments)
January 2011 Do-It Yourself Home Maintenance List - 01/06/11 02:29 PM
FIVE TIPS FOR DO-IT-YOURSELF WORK AROUND THE HOME Make a list: Spend some time taking stock of the kinds of maintenance and improvement projects you'd like to begin. A well-considered list will help you to set reachable goals. Assess your skills: Make sure that you carefully consider which projects you are fully capable of completing. For example, unless you have sufficient experience with electrical, plumbing or construction work, you should probably leave those tasks to the professionals. Establish priorities: Which projects are most important to you? Which projects will be the most costly? Which is more important: timeliness, quality or cost? Before beginning any do-it-yourself project, (0 comments)
Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel Will Not Seek Third Term - 01/04/11 04:54 PM
Evansville Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel says he will not seek re-election. The Democrat is leaving the door open for a political office in the future saying he's seeking new challenges. During a news conference to announce his decision, Weinzapfel did not mention the 2012 governor's race. He was first elected Evansville mayor in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. Weinzapfel has also served as a state representative. He has highlighted some accomplishments in the mayor's office including the downtown arena project, a regional approach to economic development and the attraction of "tens of millions of dollars in investment" creating hundreds of new jobs. (0 comments)
Latest in Family Room Home Design Photos - 01/03/11 12:29 PM
Found adjacent to the kitchen and having access to any outdoor living space, family rooms are casual and informal where you sit and read a book or watch your favorite Thursday night sitcom with your three best friends. Recently with life being lived less formal, some new construction homes have the family room replacing the formal living room. Find family room design ideas here. http://www.houzz.com/photos/family-room (0 comments)
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