Monthly Archives: April 2014

Buyer Traffic Index Shows Demand Stronger Than Supply in March 2014

Buyer demand was on the upswing in March 2014 with the onset of the spring season, according to the latest REALTORS® Confidence Index. The REALTORS® Buyer Traffic Index notched up to 63, while the Seller Traffic Index stayed about at 42.

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Stage it With Shine: Add Some Bling to Your Spaces

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Grays have been catching on in more interiors this year and so has the color’s “flashier cousin” – silver, which is becoming a popular accent color in 2014, according to the Paint Quality Institute’s

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Get Tax Deductions For Owning A Home And Paying Your Mortgage

Editor’s note: These tips are for informational purposes only. The tax man cometh. He always does. For U.S. homeowners, though, the bite of a federal income tax can be reduced. For homeowners who itemize their tax deductions, there can be

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Why Being Pre-Approved for a Loan Matters

So much has changed in the past few decades that the old ways of buying or selling a home simply won’t work today. For decades, buying a home was pretty much the same thing: You shopped around, made an offer

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21 Free Ways to Give Your Home Some Love

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Investment Purchases Fell 8.5%, Vacation Home Purchases Rose 29.7%

Real estate investment purchases on the decline According to National Association of Realtors’ 2014 Investment an Vacation Home Buyers Survey, investment purchases fell below the elevated levels seen in the previous two years. The survey covers existing- and new-home transactions

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