Archives for April 2014

Number of Pending Home Sales Increase in March



Last month, the number of pending home sales, which are contracts to buy previously owned homes in the United States, increased for the first time in nine months. This is seen as being a positive sign that the housing market might be stabilizing, leaving behind the effects of a severe winter and increases in interest […]

Realtors Have To Give A Dose Of Therapy, Too



Real estate is an emotional business, and home buyers can allow their feelings to interfere with the decision-making process, reports the New York Observor.

Texting & Driving ‘Hands Free’ Still Not Safe



If you’re taking calls while driving, even on a hands-free device, the National Safety Council wants you to know that you’re taking a risk, despite what the majority of people believe.

Real Estate Prices Rise Again in Miami



Miami is still proving to be one of the hottest property markets in the United States, as median sale prices were up for condominiums and single-family homes in March. The market is continuing to be popular with overseas buyers and investors. Last month the median sales price for single-family homes rose by 4.4%, up from […]

7 of the Worse Real Estate Investment Scenarios



Any investor worth his or her salt will tell you there are real estate investing scenarios and properties that will almost always lose money for you. For instance, timeshares as an investment are notorious for losing money. You have no idea how to calculate rents or other cash flow or costs. Timeshares almost always go […]

Disclosing Energy Costs Leads To Faster Sales



A preliminary analysis of Chicago single-family homes suggests that real estate listings that include energy costs spend less time on the market and have a higher closing rate.

What Luxury Home Buyers Want



The two amenities luxury home shoppers want the most are a chef’s kitchen and a sprawling views, particularly of oceans, mountains, or cityscapes, according to a new survey by realtor.com.

Four Reasons Why A Home Won’t Be Listed Yet



Low inventories continue to plague housing markets across the country, as buyers face limited options and more bidding wars. But with home prices rising, more sellers are starting to put their homes on the market.

Top 50 Hispanic Realtors in America



After we compiled different tops focusing on top realtors in different social media networks, it was about time to make a top focusing on the 50 Spanish-speaking realtors in the US. This was a challenging task, as there are many successful Hispanic realtors in America. photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc Listed below, you’ll […]

Top 7 Cities Where Home Prices Are Recovering Fast



It’s now been a full two years since residential real estate prices stopped slipping backward and began a recovery. The most recent Case-Shiller index of 20 cities shows home prices rising at the fastest rate in nine years. However, by and far most remain at levels below what they were before the recession. The fact […]