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Report: Home Builders Forecast Best Housing Market In 11 Years

Prepare For High Buyer Competition This Spring Home builders feel terrific about the future of U.S. housing. With today’s mortgage rates ultra-low and U.S. rents rising, home builders are planning for another strong finish to the year for housing, and a fantastic

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Today’s Home Sellers Have All The Negotiation Leverage

Buy That House Before It’s Gone? The housing market is near its strongest in a decade. According to the National Association of REALTORS® and the Census Bureau, more than 6 million homes changed hands last year, marking the first time that’s happened since

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With Buyers In Full Force, U.S. Home Values Now Within 1.0% Of All-Time Peak

Home Values Nearing All-Time Peak Home values continue to move higher nationwide. According to the FHFA Home Price Index, property values rose nationwide in April, marking the 17th straight month of home price growth; and thirty-eighth out of 39. Home values are up 5.3% percent

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Winning Tips for Buyers and Sellers in Sellers’ Markets

By Brendon DeSimone of Zillow.com For sellers, success is all about managing the offers, while buyers must strategize and be prepared to compete. In a market with limited inventory and lots of willing and able buyers, we find a hot

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4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Spring

By Vera Gibbons of Zillow.com It’s not just temperatures and tulips that are on the rise these days. Interest in home buying is way up, too. The home buying season is about to get under way, and it’s expected to

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10 Reasons 2015 Will Rock for Real Estate

After a slowdown in the market this year, housing analysts and economists have high hopes for 2015. The real estate market is expected to build momentum across the board next year, mostly because of a strengthening economy. Here’s a recap

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30-Year Mortgage Rates Surge To 3.69%; Biggest 1-Week Jump In 5 Months

Prepared by Dan Green, mortgage market expert Current Mortgage Rates Now Average 3.69% Suddenly, current mortgage rates are at a 6-week worst. According to Freddie Mac’s weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, 30-year conventional fixed-ratemortgage rates climbed sharply last week, reaching 3.69%, on

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