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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Pending Home Sales Index Rises Back Above 100

Low home prices and mortgage rates have combined to push home affordability to record levels nationwide. Home buyers are taking advantage. Continue reading

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Nationally, Home Prices Off 18.3 Percent From April 2007 Peak

The government confirms what the private-sector Case-Shiller Index reported yesterday. Nationwide, average home values slipped in October. Continue reading

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New Home Sales Approach Bull Market Territory

According to the Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold rose 2 percent in November, taking the metric to a 7-month high. Continue reading

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America’s To 10 Safest Cities, Ranked

Looking for safe cities in which to live? A recent study may help you. Continue reading

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Pay Your Mortgage Early, Boost Your 2011 Federal Income Tax Deductions

Time is running out to boost to your 2011 federal tax refund. All that’s required is to make your January 2012 mortgage payment while it’s still December. Continue reading

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Home Supplies Fall To 7.0 Months Nationwide; Buyer Demand Strong

Home resales moved to a 10-month high in November, the latest in a series of strong showings from the housing sector. Continue reading

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Housing Starts Show Strength In Housing

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Single-Family Housing Starts rose to 447,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis in November — a 2 percent increase from October. Continue reading

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Home Builders Experiencing Heavy Foot Traffic And Higher Sales Volume

In another good sign for the housing market, today’s home builders believe that the housing market has turned a corner. Homebuilder confidence is at a 19-month high. Continue reading

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Housing Market Still Depressed And Mortgage Rates Are At An All Time Low

If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing property on the Big Island of Hawaii, now might be the time to jump in; not only are┬áhome prices still declining, but the average interest rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped … Continue reading

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How To Keep Your Dishwasher Mold- and Mildew-Free

Your dishwasher is a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Here’s how to keep yours clean. Continue reading

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