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Return of the bidding war for South Florida homes
By Martha Brannigan The Miami Herald. With the inventory for sale sharply down, well-priced properties are selling fast, sometimes fetching multiple bids..”Click On Link Below To See Full Story. more...
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National Real Estate Market Update
February Pending Home Sales Rise
Washington, March 28, 2011 - Pending home sales increased in February but with notable regional variations, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator, rose 2.1 percent to 90.8, based on contracts signed in February, from 88.9 in January. More...
Vacation- and Investment-Home Shares Hold Even in 2010
Washington, DC, March 30, 2011 - The market share of vacation- and investment-home sales1 held steady in 2010, although the sales volume declined with the overall market, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. More...
National Real Estate Market Articles
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March 2011 Existing Home Statistics
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Consumer Tips & Cool Properties
5 Tips for Saving Energy in the Family Room
Reduce your electricity bills by systematically purging your family room of wasteful energy practices. Family room fun—a video game console, TV, DVR, DVD, and stereo system—comes at a cost reflected monthly in your energy bill. But you could save up to $130 a year in energy costs by recharging, reducing, and replacing energy-sapping electronics. More...
Fit a Small Office in Your Small Home
Setting up a small office in your small home means finding new uses for closets and other tucked-away spaces. With more people working from home you should get creative by making rooms do double duty. More...
5 Over-the-Top Home Security Devices
Robots, lasers, and other high-tech gear can keep your stuff safe over the holidays. ‘Tis the season when families bring home the hottest electronics and gifts—and then go on vacation. Not a shabby set-up for would-be burglars. More...
Insurance for Your Home-Based Business
If you think your homeowners policy provides adequate insurance for your home-based business, think again. Most policies will provide a few hundred dollars for a business property damaged in a fire, burglary, or natural disaster. More...
Way to Mow: Choosing the Right Lawn Mower for You
Jessica Groach, All About Lawns Columnist (Aug'06), says "If you're like most people, you have a love/hate relationship with your lawn. A properly maintained lawn can be a beautiful, relaxing place for your family to enjoy. Lawn care, however, can be a real pain in the grass--unless you invest in the right mower." More...
Breathe Easy [and Healthy] During Your Remodel
Living through a major home remodel can turn anyone’s life topsy-turvy, but when you suffer from asthma, it can become a hazard to your health. More...
Existing Home Sales (February) 4.88 million units*
Existing Home Median Price (February) $156,100
Housing Starts (February) 479,000 units*
New Home Sales (February) 284,000 units*
*seasonally adjusted annual rate SourceNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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4th Qtr 09
The homeownership rate in the fourth quarter 2010 (66.5 percent) was lower than the fourth quarter 2009 rate (67.2 percent). In the Midwest, South, and West, the homeownership rates were lower than a year ago, while the Northeast showed no significant change from the corresponding fourth quarter 2009 rate.
New Home Sales
Sales of new one-family houses in February 2011 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 250,000. This is 16.9 percent below the revised January 2011 estimate of 301,000.
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