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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Pending Home Sales Index Leaps To Multi-Year High

According the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), the Pending Home Sales Index rose 5.2 percent in October, crossing the benchmark 100 reading, and moving to 104.8. Continue reading

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New Home Sales Remain Elevated Into Q4 2012

According to the Commerce Department, New Home Sales slipped 1,000 units last month, falling to 368,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. Continue reading

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Case-Shiller Index Verifies Home Value Gains Through Q3 2012

According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Index, which was released earlier this week, U.S. home prices rose in September for the sixth straight month, climbing 0.3% as compared to the month prior. Continue reading

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Mortgage Relief Tax Exemption Set To Expire

WASHINGTON — Beginning on Jan. 1, people who lose their home to foreclosure will be required to pay federal taxes on any unpaid mortgage the bank can’t recoup through an auction. The same will be true for homeowners whose loan … Continue reading

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Buyer Information on Luxury Homes on Oahu Hawaii

Luxury single family homes on Oahu, Hawaii give current buyers the most negotiating opportunity.  The primary reason for this is that this class of property has more months of inventory than any of the other existing price ranges. Luxury price … Continue reading

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Which Is Better: 15-Year Or 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage?

Which suits you best? The 15-year fixed rate mortgage or the 30-year one? These tips may help you decide. Continue reading

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Hawaii Home and Condo Sales for October 2012 YTD vs October 2011 YTD

  We are seeing an upturn in Home and Condo unit sales with an overall 3.9% (383 units) increase for the State of Hawaii.  Oahu home and condo unit sales increased 5.5% (321 units), Maui by 2.1% (37 units), and … Continue reading

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Simple, Inexpensive Ways To Prep Your Home For Sale

Here are four inexpensive, yet highly effective, ways to prepare your home for sale. Continue reading

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Housing Starts Climb 3.6%

According to a joint release from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Housing Starts rose 3.6% in October 2012, climbing to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized rate of 894,000 units. Continue reading

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Existing Home Sales Move Higher In October

After a small decline in September, Existing Home Sales rebounded in October, increasing a modest 2.1%. Continue reading

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