Survey: Cell Towers & Antennas Make Homes Less Desirable



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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.

New Home Sales Plummet by 8.1 Percent



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Sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped 8.1 percent in June, the largest decline since July 2013, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

Is It Better To Rent or Buy In Memphis



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Lifestyle and finances play important roles in making a decision between buying or renting a home to live in. Without a doubt, home ownership has pros and cons. One of the more important cons that first time buyers often overlook is that ownership is much more complicated both in the process of buying a house […]

Is That Mortgage Quote Higher Than Expected?



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If you’ve recently applied for a mortgage then you might’ve noticed the rates and fees came out higher than advertised. If this is the case then it could be due to several different factors that you may not be aware of, and which can increase the overall cost of the mortgage. An article in aol.com […]

Senior Housing Continues to Evolve



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Baby boomers are doing it one more time – changing the landscape of society. As the 77 million boomers move into retirement, it’s no longer your grandfathers’ retirement community. Today’s seniors are more diversified and more active. They continue to be active both physically and mentally. Beyond Bingo Senior communities are being forced to move […]

Housing Inventory Distorted by ‘Pocket Listings’



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While the number of homes for sale nationwide is showing signs of inching up, inventories still remain constrained in many housing markets across the country.

Home Sales Rise for Fourth Consecutive Month



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A recent RE/MAX National Housing Report shows home sales in June were higher than sales for the previous month. This is the fourth consecutive month of increases. According to the article in RISMedia, closed transactions for June were 4.5% higher than for the previous month, but were 1.95% lower than transactions for June last year. […]

Negotiating Real Estate Contracts To Your Advantage



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Everything in a real estate contract can be negotiated with the exception of what is required by state law. It’s not always a good idea to go with the standard purchase agreement when you’re looking for the best deals. However, when you draw up your own purchase agreement, it’s always good to have it reviewed […]

How Long Will The Housing Recovery Take?



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The housing recovery began approximately 3 years ago, but many local markets have still to regain values lost during the recent recession. The question most people want to know is how long will it take for home values to achieve their pre-recession levels. Unfortunately this process could take years, especially while the housing recovery is […]

Missing Mortgage Payments Could Cost You Dear



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People can miss a mortgage payment for a variety of different reasons, and circumstances do change. Job losses or relocation can all put pressure on household finances and homeowners may end up owing more than their properties value. Figures from the Mortgage Bankers Association show approximately 6% of mortgage loans were at least one payment […]