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— Albert Schweitzer, humanitarian
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Spring Update on the Housing Market and Mortgage Rates
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–Robin Sharma, Leadership advisor, author
Spring Update Housing Market and Mortgage Rates
Spring is here and normally by this time the purchase transactions are in full force. Unfortunately, due to a very cold and long winter the spring market that normally starts in March is just getting under way now. In fact, I spoke to 2 realtors in the last week that had 6 listing each that they were putting on the market. Their clients wanted to wait for the warmer weather to best show their Continue reading
Home Prices Flat in Nov. but up 14% from Prior Year
The S&P Case-Shiller house price index edged down a bit in the month of November but prices are up nearly 14% from a year ago.
Despite the 0.1% decline in November, the Case-Shiller 20 cities index showed its “best November performance since 2005,” according to S&P’s index committee chairman David Blitzer.
House prices usually decline Continue reading
Housing Markets Continue to Show Gradual Improvement
By RIS Media
Markets in 56 out of approximately 350 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released recently. This represents a net gain of two from the previous month. The index’s nationwide score of .86 indicates that, based on current permits, prices and employment data, the nationwide average is running at 86 percent of Continue reading