Are Home Prices About to Dip?


The spike expected in homes prices during the traditionally busy spring and summer buying season never really developed. Prices in much of the nation remain higher than a year ago but didn’t go up as much as expected. Last year the gain from the second quarter to the third was three percent. This year it […]

Memphis A Great Place to Retire

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When it comes to a retirement community, you’ll find plenty of options and reasons to select Memphis. Of course, retirees need more than a nice climate and a place to live. The amenities and resources for retirees are plentiful in the Memphis region. Memphis abounds in recreation centers, places to find delicious food, opportunities to […]

Boomerang Home Buyers Get Assistance

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The rules keep changing but the time has come for many boomerang buyers to get back into home ownership. More than 4.7 million homeowners are estimated to have lost their home to foreclosures or short sales since 2007. Through the “Back to Work – Extenuating Circumstances” program, the FHA has relaxed its guidelines for borrowers […]

Are Reverse Mortgages Too Good to Be True?

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As more and more baby boomers move into retirement age, the reverse mortgage is becoming more and more attractive as an additional income source to maintain a high standard of living. As with so many things in life, whether these loans are good or bad depends on individual circumstances. Nevertheless, reverse mortgages should generally be […]

Buying Homes in Good School Districts Impacts Resale Values

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An article in RisMedia points out buying a home in a good school area can provide significant advantages when it comes to reselling, helping to provide some protection against market fluctuations in price. The article examines things you should consider when purchasing a home, regardless of whether you will be using the local schools. One […]

Miami Real Estate Market Still Being Boosted by Demand at Home and Abroad

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According to the latest report from the Miami Association of Realtors, demand for real estate is still strong. The data shows this is particularly true for single-family homes costing between $200,000 and $400,000. The median sales price for a property in Miami-Dade County increased by 8.9% compared to 2013, rising to $245,000. The median sales […]

NAHB Study Reveals 200K Buyers Priced Out For Every $1K Increase


For every $1,000 increase in the cost of median-priced new homes, an estimated 206,269 households are pushed out of the market, according to a new study by the National Association of Home Builders.

Recent Report Thinks Housing Will ‘Soar’ in 2015


Just recently there have been quite a few rumors that the housing market is about to take a turn for the worse, but an article in Housingwire is predicting the opposite. This is based on a report released by Altos Research which says the market will begin to soar next year. Although the report does […]

Encouraging Boomerang Kids to Move Out

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In the not so distant past, it was expected that kids would leave home after college, and most of us were anxious to do so. Nowadays things are often quite different, and many parents find themselves looking after adult children with little idea of when they will fly the nest. An article in points […]

Survey: Cell Towers & Antennas Make Homes Less Desirable


An overwhelming 94 percent of home buyers and renters surveyed by the NISLAPP say they are less interested and would pay less for a property located near a cell tower or antenna.