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Housing Market Nears U.S. Busy Sales Season on Positive Note

Sales of previously owned homes jumped in March by the most in four years, putting the U.S. residential real estate market on firm footing heading …

Ahead of the Bell: US home sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Association of Realtors reports on March sales of existing homes Wednesday at 10 a.m. Eastern.<p>RISING SALES: Economists …

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When most of us think of buying a home we think of the nice detached house with a picket fence and a nice backyard. Most of us have come across the …

What are the Tax Benefits of Owning a Newly Built Home Versus a Resale?

Newly built homes come with additional types of tax benefits that homebuyers can tap into. Photo courtesy of Forbes.<p><b>By Ashley Steel</b><p>One of the great …

Top 10 Articles On Why Mortgage Pre-Approvals Are Important

When buying a home, one of the first steps a buyer should take is getting pre-approved for a mortgage. There are tons of reasons why this is …

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Housing Market Sees Hopeful Signs of Spring

Strong start to crucial selling season in some big cities points to gathering momentum in recovery<p>JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—The spring home-selling season is off to a promising start in this military port city, sparking optimism here and in other cities that the market has finally gained momentum after a …

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10 Ways Elbow Grease is the Secret to Great Curb Appeal

If you’re considering selling your home this Spring, you will want to start getting your home ready. Don’t forget the outside when you consider …

Builder Confidence up; First Time in 2015

The conference this week? I attended various presentations dealing with housing finance and the economy in general. Even in the face of rising rates, …

NAR Study: Return Buyers Expected to Boost Housing Demand in Coming Years

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2015) – Nearly a decade since the start of the foreclosure crisis, formerly distressed homeowners with restored credit are …

Flipping momentum grows in first quarter

The flipping trend seen throughout the fourth quarter of 2014 is still going strong – and building momentum in nearly every market surveyed. That’s …

Single-Family Rental Market Sizzles in the South

<b>It’s not yet summer</b>, but housing markets like Dallas and San Antonio are already getting too hot for investors who buy single-family homes as rental …

Confused About Mortgage Refinancing? Follow These 6 Expert Tips

NEW YORK (MainStreet) —With interest rates hovering at historic lows and threatening to bump up in the next few months, now seems like prime time to …

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How Smart a Home BUYER Are You?

The more you know about the home-buying process, the more money, time and hassle you'll save -- no matter what the current real estate market is …

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Housing Market: Freddie Mac Remains Optimistic

The April 2015 U.S. Economic & Housing Market Outlook from Freddie Mac revealed that they are optimistic about the real estate market in 2015. As a …

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Articles about designing grass 7 green roofs we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>Craving the conveniences of city life, a couple sidle over to Seattle from the countryside without compromising their love of the...<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the …

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Will 3D-printed homes be the next wave of construction coming to Vancouver?<p>A Suzhou, China-based company is experimenting with building homes using a …

Fannie Mae economist: Economic momentum will boost housing markets

Economic activity was suppressed in the first quarter due largely to the West Coast port disruptions and difficult weather patterns across the …

The Transformation of America's Housing Market

There has been a pivot in the way Americans live. When it estimated the U.S. housing inventory for the fourth quarter of 2014, the Census Bureau …

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5 things to know, including a housing market dominated by cash buyers - South Florida Business Journal

By Al Lewis <br>– Editor-in-Chief, South Florida Business Journal<p>Apr 20, 2015, 7:35am EDT<p>Good morning, South Florida.<p><b>1. Cash buyers dominating home …

Live small, be happy? The next new big thing

Samuel Baron has downsized his property at the age of just 26.<p>The urban studies student at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, has traded his 55.7sq metre (600sq foot) Edmonton apartment for a 23sq metre (248sq foot) micro-flat downtown.<p>He was determined to live closer to Vancouver's city …

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Detroit is in foreclosure: Why the Motor City is on the brink of a new kind of disaster

As many as 100,000 people could lose their homes over unpaid property taxes. It’s a tragedy years in the making<p>Unlike so many industrial innovations, the revolving door was not developed in Detroit. It took its first spin in Philadelphia in 1888, the brainchild of Theophilus Van Kannel, the …

6 Home Improvement Projects You’ll be Glad You Did in the Summer

Betsy Taylor and her husband decided to embark on a major home improvement project one winter: renovating their kitchen in Portland, Maine.<p>“We hadn’t …

Insight - New risks as young Londoners priced out of housing market | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Last weekend, London couple Vicki Clayton and James Renhard left behind cramped bedrooms that smelt of smoke, housemates who stole their food and a landlord who kept his deposit, and moved into a rented flat of their own.<p>James Renhard, 34, (L) and Vicki Clayton, 27, look out of a …

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Home Renovation Projects That Pay Off and Don't Pay Off

<i>When you’re considering a home improvement, it’s important to determine how much of the cost you’ll recoup down the road. Which home improvements</i> …

Carrick best reads: If your house is an investment, rent it out

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>When houses are an investment</b><br>An argument is made here that if you expect your home to be an investment, the smart approach is to rent it out rather than live in …

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Apartment construction a booming business nationwide

When Jess Eymann moved to Denver fresh out of college she considered buying a condo but ultimately decided on renting an apartment instead. "There's just not a lot out there to buy, properties that I looked at weren't really what I was looking for," she said.<p>Eymann's decision to rent instead of buy …