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8 Camera Tips to Capture a Room's Size Make sure every square foot counts when photographing interiors. Try these tips to expand the space.  Buyers love spacious homes. They also love to look at online property photos. But it's not always easy to squeeze square footage into a camera shot-and som...
08/05/2010
What are the top 5 DIY (do-it-yourself) projects under $400 that benefit sellers the most when selling their home?  Based on a survey by HomeGain.com the top 5 home improvements that REALTORS recommend based on cost and return on investment from highest to lowest ROI is: •1.      Home Cleaning an...
05/20/2010
Pending Home Sales on an Upswing RISMEDIA, May 5, 2010-Pending home sales increased again in March 2010, affirming that a surge of home sales is unfolding for the spring home buying season, according to the National Association of Realtors®. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) forward-looking ind...
05/05/2010
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Existing home sales jumped 6.8% in March, with home buyers racing to get a tax credit that expires in April, according to a real estate industry report released Thursday. The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales rose last month to a seasona...
04/23/2010
Last Week in the News The Institute for Supply Management reported the monthly index of non-manufacturing activity rose to 55.4 in March from 53 in February. A reading above 50 signals expansion. Economists had anticipated a reading of 53.3. The reading was the highest since May 2006. The Nationa...
04/12/2010
Pending Home Sales Show Healthy Gain, Hint at Spring Surge RISMEDIA, April 7, 2010-Pending home sales rose in February 2010, potentially signaling a second surge of home sales in response to the home buyer tax credit, according to the National Association of Realtors. The Pending Home Sales Index...
04/07/2010
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    As I have been traveling around and meeting with many of our Sales Associates and team members, we have been talking a lot about the current state of our industry and in particular, the Housing Affordability Index.  I wanted to share some insight and help explain what the index is and why it ...
03/25/2010
Tax Credit Deadline: What You Need to Know Learn the details of the extended tax credit for first-time and move-up home buyers, which runs until April 30, 2010. By Tracey C. Velt | March 2010  What You Need to Know As part of its plan to stimulate the U.S. housing market, Congress last fall appro...
03/17/2010
Nab a real estate deal - while you still can  By Beth Braverman, staff reporterMarch 2, 2010: 10:30 AM ET (Money Magazine) -- If you've been holding off on a real estate purchase, glimmers of a turnaround in the housing market may have you wondering if it's finally time to make your move. While h...
03/16/2010
Low Rates Help Make Home Buying More Affordable McLean, VA - Freddie Mac (NYSE:FRE) today released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®) in which the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.97 percent with an average 0.7 point for the week ending March 4, 2010, down from...
03/09/2010
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