Category "Real Estate"

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Real Estate

Wilmington NC Home Prices Increase

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If you live in the beautiful coastal Carolina city of Wilmington, you may be interested to know that home prices in “The Port City” have gotten a much-needed boost. According...

Real Estate

Most Young Renters Will Become Millennial Home Buyers

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National home builder PulteGroup, Inc. recently released its PulteGroup Home Index Survey (PGHI), showing that millenials are not likely to be life-long renters. Quite the contrary, as of those in...

Real Estate

Great Apps for Homeowners

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Buying and maintaining a home takes work. It takes planning. It also takes organization and discipline. When you really think about it, the whole thing can seem pretty daunting. Thankfully,...

Real Estate

Low Inventory Could Lead to Rise in Home Prices

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A recent report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) indicates that shortages in the U.S. housing inventory will lead to stronger price gains, but fewer home sales. According to...

Real Estate

Why You Should Always Pay Your HOA Dues

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In most cases, planned communities such as condo complexes, town homes, exclusive neighborhoods or suburban housing developments have homeowners associations – a group that handles the maintenance and operation of...

Real Estate

St. Louis, MO Real Estate Update

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It appears that the housing market recovery in St. Louis is a little slower than in some of the nation’s larger metro areas. However, many industry professionals agree that with...

Mortgage

HOAs Turn the Tables and Foreclose on Banks

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Don’t get mad, get even! In the Sunshine State, which was hard hit by the 2008 mortgage crisis, many homeowners are taking that philosophy to heart. Considering that within the...

Living

Aurora, CO Real Estate Update

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Settled in 1891, the sprawling Denver suburb of Aurora, CO is home to well over 325,000 residents. As one of Denver’s largest outlying communities, Aurora is known for its large...

Mortgage

Major Valuation Company Goes Bankrupt

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Several online real estate sites have been following the story of yet another national valuation company’s bankruptcy declaration. At the end of December, it was reported that the Florida-based firm,...

Living

Home Design Trends for 2013

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As we steam ahead into 2013, a great way to spend the ho-hum winter months is by investigating where home design is headed this year. For homeowners, staying on top...

Real Estate

Santa Ana, CA Real Estate Update

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Like much of the Golden State, home sales in the Greater Santa Ana area have been heating up in recent months! That is certainly good news for anxious sellers, and...

Mortgage

Three Steps to a Home Buying Budget

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Buying a home is probably the single biggest purchase you will make in your lifetime. Since most people don’t have enough cash to buy a home outright, the majority of...