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Archive for March 2012

9 remodeling tips to make your home feel bigger

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

You don’t have to be underwater on your mortgage to feel trapped in your home. Take a look at this link for some great tips.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/20/real_estate/home_remodeling.moneymag/index.htm

FHA says: Flip that house

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Flippers, the real estate investors who buy homes on the cheap and quickly resell them at a profit, got a reprieve from the Federal Housing Administration. See this link to read on:

http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/29/real_estate/FHA_flipping_waiver/index.htm

Mortgage applications surge amid record-low rates

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Mortgage loan applications recently surged 23%, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Are you taking advantage of the record-low interest rates?

http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/18/real_estate/mortgage_rates/index.htm

Bank of mom and dad: How these kids afforded a home

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

With the economy in turmoil and mortgage money tight, it’s not easy to buy a home these days. Many are getting helping hands from their parents.

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2011/real_estate/1112/gallery.parents-buy-children-homes/index.html

Age Distribution of Repeat Buyers

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Repeat buyers accounted for 63 percent of the home buying market in the last year according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Take a look at the profile of home buyers and sellers on this site.

http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/2012/01/26/age-distribution-of-repeat-buyers/

Existing Home Sales- January Update

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

In brief, sales were up, inventory down to nearly 7-year lows, while the median transacted price was still lower than one year ago.

http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/2012/02/22/existing-home-sales-mortgage-purchase-applications/#more-7200

Statistics Prove Home Staging Works

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Recent statistics gathered by Stagedhomes.com shows that 94 percent of homes staged by an Accredited Staging Professional sold in 29 days or less, compared to an average of 145 days for homes that were not staged.

http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2012/01/24/statistics-prove-home-staging-works/



How Do You Measure Square Footage? What is Defined as a Bedroom?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Do you really know the square footage of your home? Do you really know if that room you use as a den could be considered a bedroom in case you want to sell? You’re not alone. Take a look at this article for instructions on how to measure using the most common technique.

http://www.zillow.com/blog/2011-06-09/how-do-you-measure-square-footage-what-is-defined-as-a-bedroom/

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  • Avg. Days on Market: 69

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