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Existing home sales rise in June, according to National Association of Realtors, who expect housing market to continue to improve - Phoenix Business Journal

Sales of existing homes rose 2.6 percent in June, topping an annual rate of 5 million for the first time since last October.<p>That’s according to the …

Why Phoenix is primed for another housing shortage - Phoenix Business Journal

Balance between supply and demand is a concept that remains lost on the Valley's housing market.<p>While prices are steady, new research from Arizona …

Harvard: Housing Recovery Hinges on Millennial Participation

Millennials are so hot right now. Advertisers spend sleepless nights wondering how to associate this “cool” generation with their products and …

Phoenix home-price increases stall as sales fall

Metro Phoenix home-sales prices were flat in April, one of the region's prime sales months. And the forecast isn't upbeat for price increases during …

Condo market returns to downtown Phoenix

As the economy recovers, experts say more people are taking a closer look at downtown living.<p>They like the commute (or lack of). They like walking to …

Home Warranties Help Homes Sell Faster, Higher Prices

A study released Monday by the Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC) has found that homes covered by a protection plan sell faster and for more …

Is there a Housing Bubble Ready to Burst?

While many analysts are celebrating the slow and steady recovery of the housing market, an article by the borrower advice website LoanLove offers a …

New online tool shows history of home renovations

Those curious about the work done on a house now can get a free report about a residential property's major renovations and additions.<p>Realtor.com and …

Technology changes real estate agent's role

In days of old, Lori Reiland was in the field with clients 70 percent of her business time and on the computer 30 percent. Now, said the associate …

US home building up in March after frigid winter

U.S home construction rose in March to the highest level in three months as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for …

Title insurance is an essential purchase

<b>Question: I recently got married and I want to add my wife to the title to my Sedona home. I have filled out a quit claim deed (which I purchased at</b> …

Home sales: Best year since 2006

Homeowners sold 5 million homes in 2013, a rebound year for the industry that marked the highest level of sales since the housing boom year of 2006.<p>The report from the National Association of Realtors showed that there were 5.1 million previously owned homes sold in the year, up 9.2% from 2012 and …

Slower sales led to dip in US home prices in Dec.

WASHINGTON -- U.S. home prices slipped from November to December, and the year-over-year increase slowed, likely a result of weaker sales at the end …

8 steps to make your house more appealing during the selling process

If you were selling your car, and a potential buyer was coming over to inspect it, you’d be smart to clean it out, wash it and detail it to make a …

Phoenix-area housing market tilts in favor of buyers

The number of houses for sale in metro Phoenix has climbed almost 40 percent in the past year. With many more properties from which to choose, the …