Monthly Archives: September 2012

Existing Home Sales : Tax Credits Push Today’s Market Higher

There’s no doubting the housing market’s recovery. Although uneven at times, home prices are rising, home supplies are falling, and competition for “right-priced” homes is hot. Ask any active home buyer and they’ll tell you — it’s tough out there. Unfortunately,

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Riddle: Why did the chicken fall down in the middle of the road?

(A.) Too many margaritas at the Corn Coop? (B.) He was auditioning for a part in The God-fodder? (C.) He was laughing so hard after reading the MLS that he passed a kidney stone? If you guessed “C,” welcome back to this

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Home Prices Up 1.6% For the Month, 1.2% For the Year: Recovery?

Housing continues to show signs of improvement, with the most recent S&P/Case-Shiller index reading improving, but the road to recovery remains a long one. Home prices continue to rise According to the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, average home prices increased

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Homebuilders Plan For Blowout 2013; Home Prices Expected To Rise

The new construction housing market continues to make gains. It’s good news for the nation’s builders and our national economy, but for today’s home buyers, news of an improving housing market can be a little bit less-than-welcome. As housing markets

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Marketing Typos So Bad That You’ll Blush

“Really hog property” – are these people marketing lipstick for pigs, or a real estate listing? It’s hard to tell with these real bloopers found in MLS listings across the nation. Jeez, Louise! Are agents typing their listing remarks while perched on bar

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Foreign house hunters are searching for McMansions

While the average home buyer in America is searching for smaller and smaller homes every year, foreign seekers looking at American properties are searching for big properties. What do foreign house hunters want? Size. According to Trulia, the Dutch look

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HARP 2.0 Dominates Conforming Mortgage Landscape In Some States

HARP 2.0 has been a boon to the U.S. homeowner. As mortgage rates have dropped, it’s given homeowners with little, zero, or negative equity access to this year’s ongoing Refi Boom. Not surprisingly, in some states, HARP is more common

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