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What Is Important to You?

May 15, 2013 8:28 pm

Every day we try to bring you a better understanding of what we believe to be the major issues impacting the current real estate market. Today, we want to hear the topics on which YOU BELIEVE we should be reporting. Please leave your suggestion in the comment section below (If you are receiving this by [...]

Buy or Rent: Which Makes More Sense Financially?

May 14, 2013 7:18 am

Every potential home buyer has to stop for at least a moment and consider this question. Today, we want to look at one of the many financial reasons to buy instead of rent: the housing expense moving forward. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, the median sales [...]

Walking Dead’ and ‘Survivors’ in Real Estate

May 14, 2013 7:18 am

Over the last few years, new words have become part of our real estate vocabulary when discussing distressed properties. Terms such as ‘shadow inventory’, ‘cure rate’ and ‘short sales’ were introduced. Other words like ‘underwater’ and ‘upside down’ took on totally new meanings. Today, we want to add two additional words that we will be [...]

U.S. Home Sale Has $56,464 Impact on Economy

May 10, 2013 11:49 am

Recently the research team at the National Association of Realtors (NAR) looked at studies done by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Census Bureau, Macroeconomic Advisors and the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard. After reviewing the data, they determined the total economic impact of a typical home sale in the United States is [...]

Mortgage Interest Deduction: By State [INFOGRAPHIC]

May 10, 2013 11:49 am

Information from The Pew Charitable Trusts report: The Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction