It’s Time for Vacation Rentals



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Vacation homes have made a surprising recovery and with spring weather upon us, the market is heating up. The housing crash certainly hit the vacation home market hard but 2013 saw a strong recovery and 2014 looks to be a stand out year. Obviously, vacation homes are dominated by the upper income households and they’ve […]

More Homes For Sale Nationwide This Spring



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The number of homes for sale is on the rise, a long-awaited welcome to home buyers who are finding more selection than last spring and less competition, according to realtor.com’s National Housing Trend Report for March of the 146 markets it tracks.

The End of Suburbia is Nigh



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Young professionals are heading to cities and some have vowed to stay, forsaking the suburban life completely.

Detroit Is to Begin an Online Auction for Vacant Homes



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Detroit has recently launched a website to auction off the vacant homes forced into foreclosure. It’s part of the city’s continuing efforts to boost home values and fight blighted areas. The website, BuildingDetroit.org was launched this Monday and has 15 listings for properties and auctioning will begin on May 5, with one property being auctioned […]

States Selling Pot Legally Attract Renters In Their Droves



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Apparently, legalizing marijuana can do wonders for the rental market.

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.