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Friday, December 4, 2015
Dec.: The best month to land a great home sale deal
After a yearly peak price in Aug. and Sept., home prices generally decline by 0.51% for January closings that went under contract in Dec. Read more.
Redfin challenges Zillow with own home-value estimate
The company says that "Redfin Estimate" is more accurate than non-brokerage websites because it taps directly into MLS data to offer the most current facts. Read more.
Average rate on 30-year mortgages slips to 3.93%
FRM rates dropped marginally lower for the third week in row - but most experts (69%) polled this week predict they'll soon start going back up. Read more.
Half-priced homes from HUD: What to know
A little publicized program allows police, teachers, firefighters and emergency responders to buy HUD-foreclosed homes in areas earmarked for revitalization. Read more.
Number of real estate appraisers drops
The number of U.S. real estate appraisers has fallen 3% from a year ago, according to the Appraisal Institute - and down 20% compared to 2007. Read more.
Learn where buyers find a Realtor and go there
If 67% of buyers and sellers hire the first agent they interview, how do you land that interview? NAR's yearly study on client behavior offers some clues. Read more.
Palm Beach: House prices rising; condo scene even more robust
Tampa: Developer plans to build Publix in Channel District
Escambia County: Creek projects top RESTORE committee scores
Lee County: Homes still selling, slowing ahead of holidays
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