Building Costs Rise Due To Lot Shortages



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Homebuilders who did not buy up land during the housing downturn are facing much higher costs today — and that may get passed on to home buyers.

Housing Starts Rise Less than Expected



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The number of US housing starts increased, but was less than expected while the number of building permits dropped in March. The article in aol.com points out this shows an underlying weakness in the housing market, and there are fears could continue in spite of the improving weather as spring progresses. Figures from the Commerce […]

Spring Home Buying Season Shows More Positive Signs



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Just recently, the housing market has been quite volatile from month to month which has slowed down the continued recovery. In spite of this the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey shows consumers still have a positive view on real estate which may lead to an increase in selling and buying this spring. Apparently some 38% […]

Top 10 Cities With the Largest Inventory Increases



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As the spring real estate market begins to heat up, realtor.com reports that the national inventory has increased an average of 10%. However, not all cities are equal, and some have increased much more than others.

Mortgage Credit Availability Reaches 3-Year High



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Access to mortgage credit is at its highest level in at least three years, and credit standards are expected to loosen even more this year, according to a newly-released index by the Mortgage Bankers Association.

How to Save Money on a New Roof



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When the time comes to replace your roof, do you know the important points to consider?

UK Real Estate Prices Set to Rise 35% by 2020



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UK real estate experts are predicting that house prices will increase by 6% annually for the next five years. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered the Surveyors some homeowners are afraid to put their property on the market for fear of not finding anything else, as there is a chronic shortage of homes for […]

Foreclosures Increase As Banks Get Busy



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Foreclosure activity rose last month by 4 percent, but it remains at the lowest level since 2007, RealtyTrac reports in its latest U.S. Foreclosure Market Report.

French Riviera Tops List for Most Desired Second-Home Location



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According to an article in World Property Channel.com, property markets around the world have been recovering over the last five years, but it highlights a new report from Savills which views getaway locations as giving the best growth over the next five years. The report is called Spotlight on Prime Residential Retreats. During the economic […]

PETA Aborts Plan To Buy Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home



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A national animal rights organization has announced that it will drop plans to turn serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s former childhood home in the Cleveland area into a vegan restaurant, citing zoning issues, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.