Monthly Archives: November 2014
Baby Boomers Parents Are Moving In….
Many reports have centered on the upswing in adult millennial children moving in with their parents. But as these young professionals finally move out and form their own households, they may find that baby boomers parents may soon coming knocking … Continue reading
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Is 2015 The Year For First Time Buyers?
First time buyers have nearly vanished from many housing markets in recent years, falling to their lowest level in nearly three decades. “Rising rents and repaying student loan debt makes saving for a downpayment … Continue reading
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Fixed Rate Mortgages Below 4% Again
Fixed rate mortgages fell back near yearly lows again this week, lowering borrowing costs for home buyers and refinancers. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.99 percent this week, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. “If you are … Continue reading
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Technology Makes Smarter Home Buyers
Seventy-six percent of house hunters say technology has made them smarter home buyers, and 69 percent say it’s made them more confident in and satisfied with their decisions, according to a new poll of more than 1,000 buyers commissioned by … Continue reading
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7 Smartest Cities in America
Which cities have the highest number of educated people in their workforce? Forbes.com recently ranked America’s smartest cities, scoring 380 metro areas. The criteria they used in the rankings include the growth rate in the number of residents with at … Continue reading
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Real Estate Predictions For 2015
Expect the home-purchase market to strengthen along with the economy in 2015, according to Freddie Mac’s U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for November: Real Estate Predictions for 2105. “The good news for 2015 is that the U.S. economy appears … Continue reading
Holiday Listings Sell More Quickly?
Home owners may be doubtful that the months of November and December will bring about a holiday listing home sale. After all, aren’t potential buyers sidetracked with the holidays and likelier to postpone their house hunt due to bad weather … Continue reading
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Down Payment Registry for a Wedding Gift?
A new wedding gift marketing campaign from a Central Pennsylvania home builder is reaching out to engaged renters and showing them how they can start married life as first-time home owners. Keystone Custom Home’s campaign is urging engaged couples to … Continue reading
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Remodeling Activity Falls As Rents Rise
Markets where rents are rising rapidly are seeing less home-improvement activity, translating to rental properties that aren’t being upgraded or properly maintained, suggests a new study. In many ZIP codes where rents have climbed by some of the highest amounts, … Continue reading
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Home Owners Want Smart Home Technology
Home owners are showing a bigger appetite for smart home technology. Nearly half of consumers — 46 percent — say it’s important their current home or the next home they purchase have smart home technology, according to a survey conducted … Continue reading
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