home values in parkland: Existing Home Sales Numbers Show Value Gains Across America - 04/24/13 05:32 AM
The National Association of REALTORS® released its Existing Home Sales report for March on Monday. Sales dipped from February's seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.95 million to 4.92 million existing homes sold in March, a decrease of 0.6 percent month-to-month. This reading was lower than Wall Street's consensus of 5.03 million existing homes sold, but there is also good news. Sales of existing homes are up by 10.3 percent as compared to March 2012. Economists note that existing home sales have performed within a narrow range of 4.90 to 4.96 million since November 2012. This illustrates the impact of lower numbers … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: 5 Great Questions To Ask At An Open House For Real Estate - 04/18/13 08:25 AM
An open house gives you a great opportunity to look more closely at Parkland real estate you might be interested in buying. It also affords you the chance to chat with the real estate agent so you can bring up any issues or hesitations you have with the home. Knowing what to ask can be difficult, so below are examples of questions to ask at the next open house you attend. Why has the seller decided to sell now? If you ask why the seller is moving, you could learn valuable information to help determine your offer -- or possibly whether … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: Fed Meeting Minutes Reveal Rising Wealth Among Homeowners - 04/11/13 10:08 PM
The minutes for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting held March 19 and 20 were released on Wednesday April 10, 2013. These periodic meetings by the FOMC cover a wide ranging group of topics that impact the overall economy in the United States. The decisions made and acted upon from the FOMC meetings often sway the real estate and residential financing markets. Some highlights of the recent FOMC minutes for the March meeting include: Jobs and Unemployment Gaining Steam The unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in February. While lower than the average unemployment rate for Q4 2012, the rates … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: 5 Top Tips For Purchasing Your New Home - 04/03/13 12:10 AM
It's a great time to buy a new home because there are still quite a few Parkland homes for sale, and interest rates have continued to stay comparatively low. Whether it's your first time purchasing real estate or you're a seasoned professional, here are a few tips to make shopping for a new house more pleasurable. 1. Get Help Searching through all of the available properties on the market can be mind-boggling. Find a professional real estate agent to help guide you through the homes for sale and select one that meets your family and financial needs. 2. Start Looking Now … (1 comments)

home values in parkland: Home Prices Accelerate In 2013 WIth Double Digit Growth - 04/01/13 11:39 PM
Last week, the S&P/Case-Shiller Index showed home prices gaining 8.1 percent during the 12-month period ending January 2013, marking the largest year-over-year increases since the summer of 2006. The Case-Shiller Index measures changes in home prices by tracking same-home sales throughout 20 housing markets nationwide; and the change in sales price from sale-to-sale. Detached, single-family residences are used in the Case-Shiller Index methodology and data is for closed purchase transactions only. All 20 Case Shiller Index Markets Show Growth Between December 2012 and January 2013, home values rose in all 20 Case-Shiller Index markets, with previously-hard hit areas such as Phoenix, … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: Rising Sales Prices Are Excellent News For Homeowners Across America - 03/27/13 10:08 AM
The National Association of REALTORS® released its monthly Existing Home Sales report on March 21 and gave investors and home sellers something to cheer about. While February sales of existing homes did not meet investor forecasts of 5.00 million homes sold on a seasonally adjusted annual basis, the actual number of existing (previously owned) homes came close at 4.98 million homes sold. This number surpassed January's revised reading of 4.94 million homes sold by 0.8 percent. Sales of existing homes comprise approximately 85 to 90 percent of homes sold in the U.S. Investors watch existing home sales for evaluating housing markets … (1 comments)

home values in parkland: 5 Quick Tips To Get A Better Price On Your Home Purchase - 03/14/13 10:16 PM
When you are looking to buy a home, it is important to keep in mind that no real estate price is set in stone. There is always room for negotiation, and with the right techniques you may end up saving thousands of dollars on your dream house. However, it can be tricky to get the right reaction when you are negotiating. Here are a few tips that will help you to haggle your way to the best deal. Find Out The Seller's Motivation If they really need to move and sell the property, it will be easier to convince them to … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: 3 Top Tips To Selecting The Right Home For Your Family - 03/12/13 04:10 AM
Whether you are moving to a new house with children or you are buying your first Parkland home or Coral Springs home with the intention of raising future little ones there, many factors will come into play when making your decision. You will want to find a house with the right size and layout, that has a suitable number of bedrooms and bathrooms, is in an excellent neighborhood and has all of the local amenities your family will need. Here are three important factors to consider during your new home search:
Location Take a look at the area where the property … (1 comments)

home values in parkland: Look For Improvements In The Real Estate Market In 2013 - 03/06/13 10:17 PM
The previous couple of years' doom and gloom outlook is looking like it is turning more upbeat and robust for the rest of 2013. Home Prices Climb Nearly 10% Over Past YearIn fact, a recently released report by CoreLogic stated that home prices were up 9.7 percent from one year previously. That kind of increase is a very good sign that the momentum may be building for a strong real estate market this year. Many other economic experts are predicting that things might be improving this year, including increases in both home prices and sales. Here are some of the ways … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: Metro Area Home Values Continue To Shine - 03/06/13 01:43 AM
The Standard and Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Indices released February 26 show strong growth in the majority of 20 cities and corresponding metro areas tracked during 2012. The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Indices measure home prices nationally and locally by compiling data from individual indexes including a 10-City Composite Index, a 20-City Composite Index, and a 20-Metro Area Index that includes metro areas for each of the 20 cities used in the 20-City Composite. Metro Areas Show Nearly Universal Growth 19 of 20 metro areas showed higher home prices in Q 4 2012 with the New York metro area showing a … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: Is Downsizing The Next Big Trend In Homes? - 02/26/13 11:43 PM
The real estate market has started to recover from the downturn over the last few years in many areas of the country, and more people are thinking about buying a new home. With this new energy in home buying, an interesting trend seems to be developing. Instead of going for larger homes, which was an overwhelming trend in years past, many people are choosing micro-dwellings. What is a micro-dwelling? There are a number of different styles of micro dwellings being built. This is a relatively new concept for homes in the United States and individual creativity abounds in this space. The … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: Improving Market Index Climbs To 99 - 09/12/12 03:22 AM
The number of U.S. housing markets showing "measurable and sustained growth" has increased by 19 this month, according to the National Association of Homebuilders' Improving Market Index. The Improving Market Index is a monthly report meant to identify U.S. markets in which economic growth is occurring broadly -- not just in terms of home prices. The IMI's conclusions are based on three separately-collected data series, each from a different division of the U.S. government and each tied to specific local economic conditions. In this way, the Improving Market Index gives a better idea of which markets will outperform averages in the … (1 comments)

home values in parkland: Mortgage Rates Drop For The First Time In 4 Weeks - 08/31/12 12:02 AM
After 4 weeks of rising costs, Parkland & Coral Springs mortgage rates finally recede. According to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate dropped 7 basis points to 3.59% this week. Depending on where you live, however, you may find that your offered mortgage rates varies. Freddie Mac's "published rate" is a national average based on a survey of more 125 banks. The rates you receive as an individual vary by bank, and vary by region. Mortgage applicants in the North Central Region were most likely to get the lowest rates of all applicants … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: States With The Highest And Lowest Closing Costs, 2012 - 08/22/12 07:37 AM
Mortgage rates have been on steady decline in FL since the start of 2012 as uncertainty for the future of the Eurozone and questions about the soundness of the U.S. economy have led investors into mortgage bonds in droves, lowering the 30-year fixed rate mortgage to its lowest point in history. But it's not just mortgage rates that are down. Closing costs are, too. According to Bankrate.com's annual Mortgage Closing Cost Survey, the average mortgage applicant paid seven percent fewer closing costs in 2012 as compared to 2011, on average. The year prior, costs had increased thirty-seven percent, on average. A … (1 comments)

home values in parkland: Single-Family Housing Starts Remain Strong - 08/21/12 01:12 AM
The market for newly-built homes remains strong. As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, July featured 502,000 single-family housing starts nationwide on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, marking the fourth straight month during which single-family starts posted north of one-half million. The last time this milestone occurred was in the four months ending April 2010 -- the last month of that year's federal home buyer tax credit. A "housing start" is a home on which construction has started and the rise in single-family housing starts is yet one more signal to buyers in Parkland and nationwide that the housing market has likely … (2 comments)

home values in parkland: Just Listed in Parkland - The Lakes at Parkland - 08/04/12 07:07 AM
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home values in parkland: How To Beat The Bacteria In Your Kitchen - 07/30/12 12:41 AM
Within Parkland and Coral Springs homes, the kitchen is often the most "used" room in the house. It's a meeting place for meals, for conversation, and for family. Unfortunately, that makes it a meeting place for bacteria, as well. Along with bathrooms, kitchens are the most bacteria-heavy rooms in a home. Kitchens require a good, daily cleaning. This 4-minute interview on NBC's The Today Show shows you how to do it. Using ordinary household cleansers and some elbow grease, you'll learn : Why sponges should be out of your kitchen and why loofahs should be in How to catch and trap … (5 comments)

home values in parkland: Home Values Rise 0.8% In May 2012 - 07/25/12 03:27 AM
The housing market's bottom is 9 months behind us. Home values continue to climb nationwide. According to the Federal Home Finance Agency's Home Price Index, home values rose 0.8% in May on a monthly, seasonally-adjusted basis. May's reading marks the sixth time in seven months that home values rose. Values are now higher by 4 percent since the market's October 2011 bottom. As a Parkland or Coral Springs home buyer or seller, though, it's important to understand what the Home Price Index measures. Or, more specifically, what the Home Price Index doesn't measure. Although widely-cited, the HPI remains widely-flawed, too. It … (1 comments)

home values in parkland: Mortgage Rate Risk Ahead Of Friday Morning's Jobs Report - 07/04/12 11:38 PM
<!-- This material is non-exclusively licensed to Jon Klein and may not be copied, reproduced, or sold in any form whatsoever.--> Friday morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release its Non-Farm Payrolls report. More commonly called "the jobs report", Non-Farm Payrolls is a monthly market-mover. Depending on the strength -- or weakness -- of the data, mortgage rates will change. Perhaps sharply. Unfortunately, we can't know in which direction. If you're actively shopping for a mortgage in Parkland , therefore, today may be a prudent day to lock a mortgage. The job report's connection to mortgage rates is straight-forward. As … (0 comments)

home values in parkland: FHA To Change Its Mortgage Insurance Premium Schedule Monday, June 11, 2012 - 06/06/12 11:45 PM
Beginning Monday, June 11, the FHA is changing its mortgage insurance premium schedule for the second time this year. Some FHA mortgage applicants will pay lower mortgage insurance premiums going forward. Others will pay more. The new premiums apply to all FHA mortgages, both purchase and refinance. The MIP update will be the 5th time in four years that the FHA has changed its mortgage insurance premium schedule. FHA-backed homeowners who have not refinanced within the last 3 years will benefit from the new MIP. This is because, beginning with all FHA Case Numbers assigned on, or after, June 11, 2012, … (1 comments)

 
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