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Home Ownership matters…to people, to communities, and to America. Why? • For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S. • Each purchase generates as much as $60,000 in economic activity over time. more...
Buying is now cheaper than renting in 74 percent of the nation’s largest cities. Low home prices and “rock-bottom” interest rates as well as tax advantages of homeownership are the reasons why it’s now cheaper to BUY a 2-bdrm home than to rent one. Check out this CNN Money article with the details. more...
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National Real Estate Market Update
Pending Home Sales on an Upswing
Washington, May 04, 2010 Pending home sales increased again in March, affirming that a surge of home sales is unfolding for the spring home buying season, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. More...
Existing-Home Sales Rise on Home Buyer Tax Credit and Favorable Market Conditions
Washington, April 22, 2010 Buyers responding to the homebuyer tax credit and favorable affordability conditions boosted existing-home sales in March, marking the beginning of an expected spring surge, according to the National Association of Realtors®. More...
National Real Estate Market Articles
April 2010 Existing Home Statistics
Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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Consumer Tips & Cool Properties
Is the Cost of Flood Insurance Worth It?
Flooding risks, as well as the value of your home and your possessions, help determine whether the cost of flood insurance is worth it. Flood insurance can fill that gap in coverage, but before you invest in it, take an hour or two to review your current homeowners policy. More...
What will 25 Million Dollars Buy in Napa Valley?
WSJ.com gives us a peek inside 3 magnificent homes currently for sale: Robert Mondavi's, Richard Chamberlin's, and Kenneth Lewis'. From Napa Valley to Hawaii to South Carolina, enjoy lifestyles of the rich and famous. View Slideshow...
Solar Pool Heaters Can Lower Energy Costs
The upfront investment is high, but solar pool heaters can lower energy costs by harnessing the renewable energy of the sun. More...
Plant Trees To Save Energy and Grow Value
Plant a tree to add value to your home and have a positive impact on the environment. Trees don’t ask for much—dirt, water, sunlight. Yet they provide a wealth of benefits: They improve the air you breathe, cut your energy bills with their shade, provide a home to wildlife, and add beauty and value to your home. More...
Forbes Asks Experts to Select
Forbes.com asks experts to select prettiest towns in America. Was your town in the picking? View the slideshow...
Outdoor Appliance Guide: Sinks
Outdoor sinks are similar to their indoor counterparts; the real difference is the cost of running outdoor plumbing. More...
Existing Home Sales (March) 5.35 million units*
Existing Home Median Price (March) $170,700
Housing Starts (March) 626,000 units*
New Home Sales (March) 411,000 units*
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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1st Qtr 09
The homeownership rate in the first quarter 2010 (67.1 percent) was not statistically different from the first quarter 2009 rate (67.3 percent). In the West, the homeownership rate was lower than a year ago, while no other region showed any significant change from corresponding first quarter 2009 rates.
New Home Sales
Sales of new one-family houses in March 2010 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 411,000. This is 26.9% above the revised February 2010 estimate of 324,000
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