Monthly Archives: April 2013

Home Prices Increase at Fastest Annual Pace Since May 2006- Case Shiller

Every city in the S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Composite Indexhas now posted annual increases for at least two consecutive months.  The February 2013 indices released this morning showed year-over-year prices in the 10-City Composite gained 8.6 percent and the 20-City Composite rose … Continue reading

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FSBO? What You Should Know Before Trying

Do you really want to risk your most important asset? by THE KCM CREW

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Your Weekly Economic Update For The week of April 29, 2013.

New home sales rose 1.5% in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 417,000 units from a rate of 411,000 units in February. On a year-over-year basis, new home sales were 18.5% higher than March 2012. At the current … Continue reading

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FHFA Reports 7.1% Annual Increase in Home Prices

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) released Tuesday its House Price Index (HPI) for February, revealing home prices rose 0.7 percent month-over-month on a seasonally adjusted basis. Year-over-year, U.S. house prices were up 7.1 percent in February, according to FHFA. In February 2012, … Continue reading

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The Need for a Professional When Selling Your Home

If the founder and owner of “ForSaleByOwner.com” ends up hiring a Realtor and getting an additional $150,000.00 for his condo by using a Real Estate PROFESSIONAL that should tell you all you need to know. TRYING TO FSBO YOUR HOUSE … Continue reading

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NAR: Prices Up, Existing-Home Sales Down in March

Mixed housing signals or a by product of incredibly low inventory? I expect to see prices continue to increase and sales slow until we can find an equilibrium balance between adequate supply and buyer demand in our market!  With a … Continue reading

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Gallup: More Americans Expect Home Prices to Rise in Their Area

The infectious optimism surrounding the housing market has the majority of Americans feeling more positive, according to survey results from Gallup. As part of its “New American Consumer” series investigating housing and homeownership, Gallup polled more than 2,000 Americans and 1,400 … Continue reading

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