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2007 

The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index showed the 1.4 percent price decline in the first quarter, the first quarterly decline since 1991, USA Today reported May 29, 2007. The data covers existing single-family homes in nine U.S. metropolitan areas. In alphabetical order...
05/29/2007
Massachusetts single-family home sales fell again in April after an encouraging start to the year, The Boston Globe reported May 23, 2007. The data from the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR) indicated a 1.7 percent drop in single-family home sales compared to April 2006 and a 2.3 perce...
05/29/2007
Sales of existing homes in the U.S. declined 2.6 percent in April, the Associated Press reported May 26, 2007. The National Association of REALTORS® released the data. The median price of a home in the U.S. fell to $220,900, a 0.8 percent drop from the median price a year ago and a record ninth c...
05/29/2007
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No matter what you think of war, any war, one thing is certain. If not for the brave men and women who have served our nation, I wouldn't be writing this blog and you wouldn't be reading it. Let's face it, the enemies of America, past and present, have never been strong supporters of freedom of s...
05/28/2007
An article on HGTV.com discusses some of the latest home building materials available, such as lighting systems using fiber optics and other technologies in the form of a microprocessor. Materials used for floors, ceilings, walls, roofs and siding have changed over the past decade. The reasons to...
05/26/2007
REALTOR® Magazine Online reported May 7, 2007 that Bank of America planned to begin offering nationally a no-fee mortgage, which will eliminate most of the charges that add a few thousand dollars to every closing. The program has launched. I saw the brochure at a local branch about two weeks ago....
05/26/2007
REALTOR Magazine Online reported May 11, 2007 on the top 10 tax-friendliest cities in the United States. The information comes from a recent survey by the District of Columbia government that identified the metro areas that take the smallest tax bite. The survey looked at the tax burden for famil...
05/26/2007
REALTOR® Magazine Online reported May 1, 2007 on the most affordable cities in the Northeastern section of the United States. The story identified suburbs that offer better-than-average schools and lower-than-average crime rates, a manageable commute, and "a price tag that isn’t shocking." The to...
05/26/2007
Average U.S. 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage interest rates jumped to 6.37 percent, up from 6.21 percent the previous week; however, rates are still lower than this time last year, CNN Money reported May 24, 2007. Last year the average 30-year, fixed-rate home loan stood at 6.62 percent. "'Stronger ...
05/26/2007
Forbes magazine reported on April 19, 2007 on what type of home $1 million buys across the United States. In Indianapolis $1 million buys an 11,000-square-foot, 18-room mansion. In New York City, it buys a two-bedroom apartment. The New York City property allows pets, which, depending on your per...
05/23/2007
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