Monthly Archives: May 2013

U.S. Housing Market Recovering, Values Approach Pre-Crash Levels

The U.S. housing market turned in a strong first quarter. According to the Home Price Index, a monthly housing metric from the Federal Home Finance Agency (FHFA), U.S. property values climbed by close to two percent between January and March

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New Construction: Buyers Face Squeeze Of Time And Mortgage Rates

The U.S. housing market continues to propel the broader economy ahead. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), sales of new construction homes nearly eclipsed a 4-year watermark last month. U.S. buyers are feeling better about the

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April Home Sales Report (Selling Season is Here)

According to April home sales data, its a great time for homes to be put on the market.  The Virginia numbers match the positive buzz humming nationally.  Thanks to housing contributing to economic growth and the job market looking more

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Realtors Helping Realtors: Oklahoma Edition

At least 16 Realtors lost their homes in the EF-5 (!) tornado that destroyed Moore, Oklahoma on Monday. When things like this happen, the informal — but highly effective — Realtors helping Realtors network springs into action. The Oklahoma Association of

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“Wounded Area” and Other Marketing Typo Casualties

By Gwen Banta of AGBeat.com Not every marketing typo slips through the cracks, in fact, there are so many just in real estate listings alone to occupy a weekly feature here for going on four years. It’s Blooper day once

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Hang Your American Flag With Etiquette and Style

Show your patriotic pride with a flag on your home’s exterior for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July or all year round The day before my house burned down, I was thinking about flags. It was the end of June, and

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Homebuilders : New Construction Outlook Rosy Through Thanksgiving

Home builders have a handle on their business, it appears. Over the last 5 years, builders have predicted with an astoundingly high accuracy the number of home sales they’ll make 6 months into the future. It’s among the reasons why

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