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“Healthy Homes” a Growing Trend

January 3, 2017

The rapid rise in persons with allergies and children diagnosed with asthma has steered consumers nationwide toward a focus on health features when considering the purchase of a home. Toxins emitted, as well as air and water quality are a few factors to consider. Survey results released in the last several years have put the spotlight on the growing concerns of consumers who aim to have healthier homes. Consumers concerns have led builders and home […]

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Existing Home Sales Up for November

December 27, 2016

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports existing-home sales rose by 0.7 percent from 5.57 million in October 2016 to 5.61 million in November 2016, defying the usual trend of a drop in sales during the month of November. November sales totals were up 15.4 percent from November 2015, denoting the highest sales growth rate since February 2007. “The healthiest job market since the Great Recession and the anticipation of some buyers to close on […]

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Possible Effects of Trump Presidency on the Residential Mortgage Industry

December 17, 2016

As the nation contemplates the results of the presidential election, the possible effects of a Trump presidency on the residential real estate mortgage industry are analyzed. Decreased Regulation The Trump campaign has suggested a full repeal of the Dodd-Frank law, which would include the complete elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Although the majority of those in the mortgage industry would be more than open to a decrease in regulations, many think the […]

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U.S. Home Prices Didn’t Grow as Much in June

August 31, 2016

According to the latest S&P/Case Shiller city composite index, home prices across the country grew – just at the slowest rate in the last 10 months. Home prices grew by just 5.1 percent from last June, the slowest rate since August 2015 and only 0.3 percent above the two-year average going back to 2014. Of course, where you are matters. The Northwest region was the big winner, with double-digit price growth. The South – our […]

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