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Archive for April 2012

The one number to watch for a housing recovery

Monday, April 30th, 2012

If you’re waiting for home prices to go up, then you’re missing signs the troubled housing market has finally turned around.

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2012/03/20/housing-recovery-prices/

Watchdog blasts housing program for ‘hardest hit’

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

In a report recently released, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) said that just 3% of $7.6 billion available in the Hardest Hit Housing Markets program had been tapped as of Dec. 31.

http://money.cnn.com//2012/04/12/news/economy/tarp_housing_program/index.htm

Rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.88 percent

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage dropped near its all-time low this week, making home-buying and refinancing a bargain for those who can qualify.

http://money.cnn.com//2012/03/30/real_estate/FHA-loans/index.htm

Lawn & Garden Month: 5 steps to a lush, almost perfect lawn

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Did you know that April is Lawn & Garden month? In honor of Lawn and Garden month, I wanted to share this article to help you prepare your lawn and garden for a beautiful spring. Feel free to share your green thumb tricks and tips here as well.

http://blog.coldwellbanker.com/lawn-garden-month-5-steps-to-a-lush-almost-perfect-lawn/

Home repairs: Which jobs come first?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Should you get a paint job or a new furnace? As suggested in this article, the project that could cause the most damage and expense if left unfixed is the priority.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/03/pf/home_repair.moneymag/index.htm

More parents helping kids buy homes

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Hey, baby boomers! Pondering what gift to get your kid who’s all grown up? For many of your peers, the answer is a house.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/07/real_estate/home_buying/index.htm

Checklist: 17 Service Providers You’ll Need When You Sell

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

I bet there are a few on this list that you haven’t thought about….ask me for referrals to any of these providers.

http://realtormag.realtor.org/sales-and-marketing/handouts-for-customers/for-sellers/checklist-17-service-providers-youll-need-whe#

Tenure in the Home and Motivation for Selling

Friday, April 6th, 2012

The typical seller tenure in home from 2001 to 2008 was 6 years. In 2011, the typical seller sold their home after owning it after 9 years. Be sure to look at the full article for more statistics on the motivation for selling.

http://economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org/2012/01/25/tenure-in-the-home-and-motivation-for-selling/

Windows, Insulation Top List of Energy-Efficient Products Used by Remodelers

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

80% of remodelers surveys said that the most commonly installed energy related product they used was low-e windows. Check out the rest of the findings here:

http://eyeonhousing.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/windows-insulation-top-list-of-energy-efficient-products-used-by-remodelers/

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  • Avg. Days on Market: 69

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