Monthly Archives: February 2013

Housing Initiatives and Changing Options for Homeowners

With housing initiatives from the government in peril at the hands of politicians, the future of options available to struggling homeowners may be changing. Frustrations with housing initiatives In a recent report, it was noted that there is diminishing help available for underwater

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Commercial Real Estate: All Sectors Now Recovering

Commercial real estate was hit hard by the recession, but a new study reveals that all sectors are slowly recovering, led by multifamily which is a boon for landlords. Commercial real estate improving, but slowly According to the National Association

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Existing Home Sales Up 0.4 Percent, Point to Faster Sales

Demand is steadily increasing for housing, but inventory continues to tighten, leaving existing home sales in a steadily improving position, restricted by the low number of available units for sale. Existing home sales up 0.4 percent According to the National

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Contractor Tips: 10 Ways to Remodel Greener

Push past the hype and learn what really makes a renovation kind to the earth and easy on your wallet

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Foreclosure Prices Back From Bottom; Market Impact Lessened

Before the housing crisis, you see, a foreclosed home typically sold for about 12 or 13 percent below a similar ‘traditional’ sale. But the market collapse pushed prices down, and foreclosures were going for 25 percent below market value. Ick

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Foreclosures Are Drying Up: Foreclosure Starts Hit 6+ Year Low

The latest report from RealtyTrac shows that, nationwide, foreclosure starts have hit a 79-month low. Filings in January (which include “default notices, scheduled auctions, and bank repossessions”) were down 28 percent from a year ago, and hit the lowest level since February

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An Obama State of The Union Finally Addresses Housing

President’s State of the Union finally took on housing Given the critical piece housing has played in the crushed economy and its continuing role in the potential for a recovery, all eyes were on the President last night, given that in his 2012 State of

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