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Spruce Up Your Home- Design Trends in 2014

Spruce Up Your Home- Design Trends in 2014

For recent buyers, or soon-to-be sellers, here’s ten big design trends in 2014: 1.) Wider reclaimed wood and wood-like porcelain floors Floorboards are becoming wider, sometimes up to 5-6 inches. Mixing in different types of wood, even reclaimed boards, and keeping the stain colors warm 

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 

Buyer Urgency!!

Buyer Urgency!!

Buyer Urgency Expected to Drive 2013 DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2012 Home shoppers will likely have more urgency in the new year, wanting to buy before home prices rise even more. Home prices are edging up in most markets, and buyers 

4 Million Renters Say They’re Eager to Buy

4 Million Renters Say They’re Eager to Buy

According to a new survey by Zillow of renters in the 20 largest housing markets in the U.S., 10% of renters say they want to buy a home in the next year. If those 10% of renters all buy homes in the next year, it’ll 

Jumbo Mortgages Are More Affordable

Jumbo Mortgages Are More Affordable

Wealthy home buyers are paying lower average rates on jumbo mortgages and sometimes, they don’t even have to come up with a large down payment or mortgage insurance. In the last several months interest rates on jumbo loans (mortgages that are $417,000 or more or 

Low Inventory May Drive Prices Up

Low Inventory May Drive Prices Up

For the first time in 16 months, inventory of homes available for sale dropped last month, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Although the decline was slight, less than 1 percent, per month, the drop does indicate “a reversal to the general growth of