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(July 17, 2007) According to Lawrence Yun, senior economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the 2007 market puts buyers of homes at an “overwhelming advantage”. However, the NAR is also predicting that 2008 sales will increase due to a slow down in new home construction that is helping ..
(July 17, 2007) People who own their own homes experience many benefits that renters don’t. Numerous studies have shown that homeowners are more likely to be involved in their communities, build wealth, and increase their educational level. Owners of homes are also less likely to be involved in crime or to ..
(July 05, 2007) Pat Combs, President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. The purpose of her testimony was to address irresponsible and abusive lending practices in the real estate industry. Foreclosed homes ..
(June 26, 2007) If you’re looking at homes for sale you may think you don’t need to know much about selling a house. You‘d be wrong. Even in a buyer’s market, knowing what sellers are doing to make homes for sale more attractive will give you a leg up. Homes for sale in your market can look ..
(April 09, 2007) With the current housing market making it much more difficult for owners to sell their property, some realtors have been creatively resetting the “days on market" meter for their clients on their local multiple listing service (MLS). Though many have done so out of good intentions, perhaps ..
(April 09, 2007) Many books and articles have recommended new investors put their money into real estate. For investors just starting out, they probably do not have the backing or cash in the bank to purchase real estate on their own. The Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a good way to invest in real estate ..
(April 09, 2007) Environmentally friendly residential real estate has been around for a long time, but it was confined to a niche market of custom and small niche builders. With the success of former Vice President Al Gore’s movie “Inconvenient Truth", the public eye is again turning to the environment. .