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A bit old but still has some good info...http://blog.findwell.com/buying-a-home/how-to-negotiate-the-price-of-a-house/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 04/01/2014 By Cung Nguyen]
Enlarge PhotoMillionaires across the U.S. see real estate as their top investment choice for 2014.StaffBirmingham Business JournalMillionaires across the U.S. say commercial and residential real estate is the best alternative-asset investment option for 2014.One-third of millionaires surveyed in a newMorgan Stanley study plan to purchase real estate this year, Bloomberg reports. And 23 p...
Read Post [Posted on 03/29/2014 By Bethany Laub]
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/newsroom/consumer-financial-protection-bureau-rules-establish-strong-protections-for-homeowners-facing-foreclosure/ ...
Read Post [Posted on 03/04/2014 By Cung Nguyen]
Aging Baby Boomers and their “Echo Boomer” children will significantly impact trends in the nation’s housing market over the next 20 years. In a report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center, “Demographic Challenges and Opportunities for U.S. Housing Markets,” researchers at the National Association of REALTORS®, The Urban Institute, and the University of Southern California analyze key dem...
Read Post [Posted on 03/02/2014 By John Askins]
Which cities offer retirees the most bang for their buck?CNNMoney ranked the best places for retirement. Here are the top 10:  Marquette, Mich.Population: 21,400Population over age 50: 30%Median home price: $145,000 Cape Coral, Fla.Population: 154,300Population over age 50: 38%Median home price: $95,000 Boise, IdahoPopulation: 205,600Population over age 50: 30%Median home price: $120,000...
Read Post [Posted on 02/27/2014 By John Askins]
Two-thirds of baby boomers say they want to help their children or grandchildren with a home down payment, according to a study of more than 1,000 baby boomers age 45 and up conducted by Meredith Research Solutions for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.  In fact, one in five boomers surveyed say they've already loaned their children money, cosigned a mortgage, or given a cash gift for a d...
Read Post [Posted on 02/21/2014 By John Askins]
Just in case you are still wondering what to give your sweetheart that will be unique and special...considering joining the Friends of Woodland Park this Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 a.m., to go bird watching with local bird expert Jason Bonilla. One of the good things about it being so cold, a lot of the vegetation has died back so it will be easy to see and identify the many different beaut...
Read Post [Posted on 02/14/2014 By Felicia Zbranek]
With home values fluctuating over the past few years, some buyers are seeing a great opportunity to buy their retirement home now instead of waiting until they retire years later.  For example, in one of the largest retirement areas in the nation — Century Village in Boca Raton, Fla. — the average age of a new home buyer has dropped from the mid-70s to the low 60s in the last year.&n...
Read Post [Posted on 02/14/2014 By John Askins]
A lot of retirees are looking to stay near big cities and near their families, but not in the city, by seeking more affordable options nearby. “One day our children will leave the nest and naturally, as parents, we want them to soar,” says Charlie Young, ERA Real Estate president and CEO. “We also want to stay in touch and visit with them as much as possible without giving up our own lifestyle.”...
Read Post [Posted on 02/03/2014 By John Askins]
The multifamily housing market is expected to see a multi-billion dollar boost as millions of home owners who were foreclosed upon are now forced to rent, according to a new report by Morgan Stanley. Many of these former home owners will now have to likely pay rent over the next five years as their credit repairs, which would equal $72.7 billion in incremental rental payments instead of mortgage...
Read Post [Posted on 02/02/2014 By John Askins]
http://realestate.msn.com/blogs/post--tax-writeoffs-that-help-homeowners ...
Read Post [Posted on 02/01/2014 By Cung Nguyen]
More than 1.5 million older Americans have lost their homes to foreclosure and millions more are at risk, according to an AARP report. The risk appears to be greatest among Americans 75 years and older, as well as minority home owners.About one in 30 adults 75 and older face foreclosure today. That's significant when compared to 2007, when one in 300 home owners aged 75 and older were at risk of f...
Read Post [Posted on 02/01/2014 By John Askins]
"Get to know us" In this section you will get to know us and our family. What we do, what our children do along with things we like to do for fun. Bill and I were married seven years ago in October. We had a small family wedding. We joined Bill's family of three children Patrick, Jordan and Zak and my family of one James. I was born and raised in Cooks Point. My parents are Edward and Milady...
Read Post [Posted on 01/27/2014 By Deborah Dickerson]
December 2013, marked the 31 st straight month of POSITIVE home sales and was also a month in which prices rose, while housing inventory shrunk to new record lows.  This is the very reason, as this trend continues, to GET YOUR HOME ON THE MARKET today!In fact, the HOUSTON HOUSING market had its biggest and best year on record! So the next time you hear somebody complaining about the economy, ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/21/2014 By Mary Ann Lipsey]
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