Home Features

Among today’s home buyers, nearly half would sacrifice location for desirable in-home features, according to a new survey from one of the nation’s largest homebuilders. The surprising survey results indicate that buyers are searching for move-in ready homes complete with key features and amenities and a significant number of them are willing to give up on proximity to entertainment and shopping and even better schools in order to get them. … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Comments Off


Survey-Says

A record number of surveyed Americans say they think now is a good time to sell a house, according to the most recent National Housing Survey from Fannie Mae. The results of the latest survey show 43 percent of respondents think now is the time to sell. And that’s good news for prospective home buyers because – as more homes become available to buy – not only will there be … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 | Posted in News | Comments Off


Money

During the first quarter of 2014, 65.5 percent of new and existing homes sold were affordable to a family earning the U.S. median income of $63,900, according to the National Association of Home Builders Opportunity Index. The improvement over the previous quarter was largely due to a dip in the national median home price and the fact that average mortgage rates remained steady during this period. But the slight increase … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 | Posted in News | Comments Off


Flag

A majority of Americans believe that home prices in their area will rise over the next year, according to a new survey from Gallup. The survey found 56 percent of Americans say they expect average prices to increase, which is up from an all-time low of 21 percent in 2011. It is also five times the number that say prices will fall. The results of Gallup’s annual Economy and Personal … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 | Posted in News | Comments Off


Hammer

New estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development show new residential construction increased in March. Privately owned housing starts rose 2.8 percent overall and construction of new single-family homes was up 6 percent from the month before. After a rocky winter, the improvement is a welcome sign but the gains were still less than economists had forecast for the month. Also in … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 | Posted in News | Comments Off


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