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2013 Home Sales Strongest In 7 Years

2013 Home Sales Strongest In 7 Years

Home sales in December 2013 went up, closing the 2013 year with the highest amount of home sales since 2006. There were 5.09 million home sales throughout all of 2013, which is a 9.1% higher increase from 2012. Housing has been steadily recovering over the 

59 Metros Back to Normal

59 Metros Back to Normal

According to National Association of Home Builders/First American’s latest Leading Markets Index, 59 out of 350 housing markets across the country have returned to, or exceeded their last normal level of housing and economic activity. Markets nationwide are running at around 87% of their normal 

10 Most Expensive Places To Live In The World

10 Most Expensive Places To Live In The World

It could cost as much as $6.64 in U.S. dollars for a cup of coffee, or $6,960 to rent an unfurnished, two-bedroom apartment In Hong Kong. Hong Kong ranked # 3 on Mercer’s latest annual Cost of Living Survey. The survey is aimed at giving 

5 Most Affordable Housing Markets

5 Most Affordable Housing Markets

According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index, nearly 65% of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of October and the end of December, were affordable to families earning an average income of $64,400. This is largely unchanged from 

12 States With the Lowest Amount of Foreclosures

12 States With the Lowest Amount of Foreclosures

Many homeowners in the U.S. are still dealing with the after-effects of the housing bubble and credit meltdown. However, the foreclosure market is starting to show signs of slowly improving. The amount of completed foreclosures in December dropped 14% in comparison to December 2012. There 

Spring Selling Rush Coming Early

Spring Selling Rush Coming Early

Spring is usually the busiest time of year for the housing market, when more people are putting their homes up for sale. However, the spring selling rush seems to be starting earlier this year. Some homeowners are already putting their homes up for sale to