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Monthly Archives: May 2012

Make Your Offer Stand Out With a Love Letter

As the real estate market continues to heat up, we are seeing more multiple offers on the really good deals.  Multiple offer situations can be very stressful. Buyers are not sure if they should offer over list price, change their offer … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Slip In May

After forging past its benchmark value of 100 in March, April’s Pending Home Sales Index dropped back to 95.5. Continue reading

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Foreclosures Fall To 5-Year Low

Foreclosures filings fell 5 percent between March 2012 and April 2012, and 11 percent as compared to one year ago. Continue reading

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Save Energy For Summer : Flip Your Ceiling Fan Rotation

For homeowners with ceiling fans, the change of seasons offers a timely reminder to change the direction in which your ceiling fan blades rotate. It not only cools your home more efficiently, but it can lower your energy bill, too. Continue reading

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30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Rates Fall To 3.78% Nationwide

For the fifth consecutive week, conforming 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates have dropped to new all-time lows. Continue reading

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New Home Sales Rise For 7th Month Out Of 8

The April New Home Sales report suggests that the market for newly-built homes is as strong as the market for existing ones. Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Climb 3.4 Percent In April

Low mortgage rates are helping to make homes more affordable. It appears home buyers have taken notice. Continue reading

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Home Affordability Reaches New High In Q1 2012

Never before in recorded history have so many homes been affordable to households earning a moderate annual income. Continue reading

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Kauai Home Sales Surge

The writing has been on the wall for a while  but now we are starting to actually see the results.  The Kauai real estate market has been extremely busy for the last 6-9 months. Inventories are dropping and we are seeing prices … Continue reading

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America’s 10 Richest Counties

There are 3,033 counties in the United States. Which 10 are the richest in terms of median household income? Not surprisingly, those near major economic centers rank high. Continue reading

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