Archive for June, 2011

Pending Home Sales Turn Around in May

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Washington, DC, June 29, 2011 Pending home sales rose strongly in May with all regions experiencing gains from a year ago, pointing to higher housing activity in the second half of the year, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, rose 8.2 percent […]

Create an Outdoor Resort in Your Backyard

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Create an Outdoor Resort in Your Backyard.

Summer Safety Tips

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Summer Safety Tips.

Foreign Buyers Recognize Value of Home Ownership in U.S.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Foreign Buyers Recognize Value of Home Ownership in U.S..

NAR Grants Help Make Home Ownership an Affordable Opportunity

Friday, June 17th, 2011

NAR Grants Help Make Home Ownership an Affordable Opportunity.

South Florida Residential Resale Inventory Drops Below 50,000

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

For the first time since the real estate crash began, there are less than 50,000 residential properties on the resale market in the tricounty South Florida region, according to a new report from CondoVultures.com. As of June 13, there are 22,200 single-family houses and 27,700 condos and townhouses actively available for purchase in Miami-Dade, Broward, […]

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

2011 Keller Williams Market Navigator In 2010, 47% of sellers enhanced curb appeal and spent between $150 and $1,000 doing so. The result: They received their first offer 6 days faster, and Sold their home 7 days faster for a1.23% higher listing price-to-selling price ratio than homes that did not focus on their curb appeal

April Pending Home Sales Drop After Two Monthly Gains

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

April Pending Home Sales Drop After Two Monthly Gains.

Foreclosure limbo: Staying without paying

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

CNNMoney.com Les Christie, On Thursday June 9, 2011, 9:45 am EDT Charles and Jill Segal have not made a mortgage payment in nearly five years — but they continue to live in their five-bedroom West Palm Beach, Fla. home. Lynn, from St. Petersburg, Fla., has been living without paying for three years. In Thousand Oaks, […]

Second-Mortgage Misery

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Nearly 40% Who Borrowed Against Homes Are Underwater Almost 40% of homeowners who took out second mortgages—extracting cash from their residences to cover everything from vacations to medical bills—are underwater on their loans, more than twice the rate of owners who didn’t take out such loans. The finding, in a report released Tuesday by real-estate […]