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Many former home owners displaced by foreclosure are being left with no other option but to rent. They’re increasingly turning to renting single-family homes, which is the fastest growing segment of the rental market, according to Fannie Mae research.Three million former home owners from the foreclosure crisis will likely rent single-family homes by 2015, according to estimates by John Burns Real ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/30/2014 By John Askins]
More than one in three U.S. counties -- a record number -- are losing its population, according to new census data. A growing number of counties are watching their population fall due to an aging population and weakened economies that have prompted younger people to move elsewhere looking for jobs.Many places in the Midwest and Northeast are seeing residents leave, with young adults moving for job...
Read Post [Posted on 07/29/2014 By John Askins]
There’s a lot you can change about a house. You can repaint it, renovate the interior, landscape the yard. The one thing you can’t change is its location—and there’s abundant truth in the familiar list with the three most important words in real estate: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!That’s why getting to know as much as possible about the neighborhoods in any community is so important when you are ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/27/2014 By Connie Inmon]
In an odd twist of fate, a suburban home in Silver Spring, Md., where a middle school principal was shot to death had been the previous site of a 2002 murder of a man and his 9-year-old daughter.Real estate professional Ron Phipps, former president of the National Association of REALTORS® says a stigmatized property like that one will often sell at a discount unless the crime was so...
Read Post [Posted on 07/26/2014 By John Askins]
 Houston a top market for residential real estate investingEnlarge PhotoPeter HansenHouston’s healthy job market and relatively affordable home prices have landed the city on a list of the best markets in which to buy a single-family home as a rental property."" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; outline: 0px; border: 0px cur...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By Rina Camhi]
Home values in an area can get a big boost by reducing the amount of violent crime, according to a new study by the Center for American Progress. Communities that reduce violent crimes by 10 percent could potentially see billions of dollars in home price appreciation for the community or about a 0.8 percent increase in home prices, the study says.Researchers found that reducing murders in a partic...
Read Post [Posted on 07/24/2014 By John Askins]
The Coldwell Banker Home Field Advantage has created a video series, which highlights 13 different Major League Baseball players and retired professionals at home.  By going to the URL below, you can get a personal look into their homes and hear from the players and family members why their home is so special and unique to each one of them.   Look up some of your favorite players.http://blog....
Read Post [Posted on 07/23/2014 By Linda Guerrero]
An amazing estate, built in 1933, is nestled on 13 treed acres along Dickinson Bayou. Review the aerial photography1 provided for this listing to see the acreage with its wonderful park-like setting, naturalized landscaping, old oaks with branching canopies, and strolling broods of peacocks. This 2-story home is one you want to put on your list to see. With 5 (or 6) bedrooms, vaulted and coffered...
Read Post [Posted on 07/22/2014 By Judith Sinnard]
Household sizes are growing: More home owners are renovating homes to add second units so they can take in roommates to bring in extra cash or have a space for aging parents or adult children who want to move back home.  Michael Litchfield, author of In-Laws, Outlaws and Granny Flats, says many of these second units are either converted garages, attics, unused rooms or basements, or a...
Read Post [Posted on 07/18/2014 By John Askins]
Colorado was the first state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana, and one Colorado broker saw it as a way to educate new home buyers who are interested in growing it at home. Bob Costello with Brokers Guild Real Estate launched a “marijuana-friendly” campaign dubbed “420 Friendly Realty Broker.”  Colorado’s new law, which went into effect last Jan. 1, also allows home owners to...
Read Post [Posted on 07/17/2014 By John Askins]
If you want to live in a more equal community, it might mean living in a less vibrant economy.That is one of the implications of a new study of local income trends by the Brookings Institution, the Washington research group. It found that inequality is sharply higher in economically vibrant cities like New York and San Francisco than in less dynamic ones like Columbus, OH, and Wichita, KS.The stud...
Read Post [Posted on 07/15/2014 By John Askins]
10 Pronghorn Pl is a lot for sale in Carlton Woods Creekside. This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to build your house from scratch and want to do it in one of Houston’s most exclusive communities. This waterfront lot offers you all you need to build your dream home. It is located in a peaceful, quiet and private community which offers luxury as none other place in The Woodlands, ...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By Luis Tamborrel]
Tamborrel Properties is glad to introduce The Woodlands Reserve. It has been planned by Frankel Building Group, a Houston-based home builder. This brand-new neighborhood is located in the village of Indian Springs which is being planned for them. The Woodlands Reserve is a new gated neighborhood located in the south area of The Woodlands, which is considered one of the nation’s most celebrated m...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By Matias Bulox]
Within the village of Grogan's Mill in The Woodlands, Texas, right next to The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center, in the historical district of The Woodlands you will find Lakeside Cove, a new community under development by Gracepoint Homes. Lakeside Cove is located just minutes away from The Woodlands Town Center and all the amenities it has to offer, such as The Woodlands Mall, Market...
Read Post [Posted on 07/14/2014 By Matias Bulox]
Business Web site Portfolio.com has identified what it considers the best mid-sized markets.The study compared 109 communities with populations between 250,000 and 750,000 in 20 categories, including healthy economies, moderate costs of living, light traffic, pleasant neighborhoods, and good schools.Portfolio.com’s Editor J. Jennings Moss said, "This companion study of best mid-sized places t...
Read Post [Posted on 07/13/2014 By John Askins]
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