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Land prices rose a median of 4 percent across the country for the 12 months ending in June, according to the 2014 Land Markets Survey of more than 600 members of the REALTORS® Land Institute. About half of the most recent land sales were located in the heartland, including Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida. About 26 percent o...
Read Post [Posted on 09/16/2014 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 09/14/2014 By John Askins]
Home searches often slow down in the autumn season, but not everywhere. A new study by Trulia shows that of the 500 largest U.S. metros, some markets see house-hunting pick up in the fall — particularly markets in New England, the San Francisco Bay area, and New York state.In analyzing home searches on its site, Trulia found the following metros often have the highest numbers in autumn: ...
Read Post [Posted on 09/10/2014 By John Askins]
Real estate practitioners in vacation spots across the country say the market for second homes is hot as buyers grow more confident given signs of growth in small businesses. The median vacation home price is down from a peak of $204,100 in 2005, but agents in some locales say prices are beginning to spike upwards as the distressed inventory is all but depleted. Vacation-home buyers are s...
Read Post [Posted on 09/01/2014 By John Askins]
Purchasers of vacation or second homes are continuing to buy properties much closer to their primary residence.In the past, second-home buyers tended to buy properties out-of-state or were lured to vacation homes near far-flung resorts and tourist destinations. But second-home purchases these days seem to be more restrained, as more purchasers opt for vacation spots that are within a relatively sh...
Read Post [Posted on 08/19/2014 By John Askins]
Many buyers are still seeing plenty of opportunities with buying a vacation home,  says Tom Gilmore, chief executive and founder of VacationHomeRentals.com. The home can even turn into a money-maker for those who choose to rent them out.  Twenty-three percent of buyers said they plan to rent out their recently purchased second home, according to a National Association of REALTORS® surve...
Read Post [Posted on 08/03/2014 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]
Vacation-home sales have improved, while investment purchases remained elevated for a second consecutive year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The association’s 2013 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2012, shows vacation-home sales rose 10.1 percent to 553,000 from 502,000 in 2011. Investment-home sales declined...
Read Post [Posted on 07/09/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/07/2014 By Tamera Pendleton]
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Read Post [Posted on 07/02/2014 By Tamera Pendleton]
Ranch Living.... Good for the soul - being out in the open plains and/or hills of Texas' vast land. So many options to experience this type of calm living this summer season.... A few suggestions to begin your look into ranch living:  http://www.texaslandmen.com/ http://www.fredericksburgrealty.com/ http://republicranches.com/ http://www.yoranch.com/land-sales/ Getting int...
Read Post [Posted on 06/30/2014 By Gail Medina]
Brand New Listing!! 5 Acre Estate in Manvel Tx. Very Peaceful area and neighborhood. Property has about 20-30 beautiful large oak trees surrounding the 5 acres. the estate is completely fenced in. The estate has a large stocked pond with small and large mouth bass. the home is a 5 bedroom 4 full baths and approx. 3800 sq. ft. of living area. The home needs some minor updating such as counterto...
Read Post [Posted on 06/23/2014 By Juan Hernandez]
This large home comes equiped with the latest stainless built ins imaginable.office off the kitchen, game room complete with high tech pool table.  Five bedrooms and four full bathrooms are nicely designed and decorated.  The horse facilities come with 9 stall stables, hot and cold washers, tack barn with saddle stands.Arena has daytime lighted stadium lights and more.  The stables ...
Read Post [Posted on 06/20/2014 By Judy Doyle]
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Read Post [Posted on 06/12/2014 By Shadrick Bogany]
Some buyers are calling the vacation-home market the “perfect storm,” — good values, low mortgage rates, and increased affordability — which is prompting more opportunity in the second-home market. Many buyers also say the higher rental income potential from investment properties helped motivate their purchase. Many second home owners may have been sitting on the sideline, waiting for the ...
Read Post [Posted on 06/09/2014 By John Askins]
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