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Castle Peak Homes Gives New Life to Older Properties

Last year the housing market was mostly dominated by cash investors, many planning to flip properties or lease them out.  So far during 2014 investors still play a large role in the market although to a lesser degree since interest more »

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Housing Market Thawing Slowly as Supply Increases

The Federal Reserve’s recent two-day policy meeting painted a picture of sluggish growth in the economy for the first quarter of the year, mostly attributed to colder than normal weather which hindered economic activity.  Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, commented more »

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Housing Geared Up to Grow this Spring

The mercury is rising and springtime is just around the corner.  Regions hit hard by winter storms are starting to thaw and analysts are predicting the housing market will do the very same in coming months.  A tight housing supply more »

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Weakness in Housing Permits and Starts

The past few months have brought unusually cold weather to much of the nation and for the North East and Upper Midwest particularly, the polar vortex as they are calling it, doesn’t seem to be over.  The frigid temperatures have more »

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The Housing Market in 2014

It is the start of a new year which comes with  new predictions of what the housing market will experience over the course of the next 12 months.  A look back at the housing market in 2013 showed a road more »

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The Granny Flat Revolution | Back to the Future

Remember the in-law suite?  The concept has been re-imagined and re-engineered and is now so cool — it’s hot. Dressed in new energy- efficient upscale designs and finishes, some look more like honeymoon suites than in-law suites. How hot is more »

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Home Mortgage Applications Hit 13-year Low

As 2013 winds to a close, economic conditions have made large strides since the beginning of the year.  2013 Definitely had its fair share of headwinds surrounding the economy, job market and housing market.   Stock markets experienced strong gains the more »

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Oh Come, All Ye Taper

The long awaited final Federal Reserve meeting of the year and concluding meeting for Bernanke’s term has arrived.  Thursday the Federal Reserve released the news that it would finally begin to taper quantitative easing, albeit a slight taper, signaling the Federal more »

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Top Technology Time Savers Worth Checking Out (Part 2 of 2)

We need a license before driving a car, practicing real estate or getting married. As technology pundit David Pogue noticed, there is no official certification required to navigate a computer. So most people don’t know what they don’t know about more »

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Bridging the Down Payment Cash Gap — (Part 2 in a 2 Part Series)

While most Americans see homeownership as a good financial choice, many are sidelined by 20% down payment requirements.  Recent surveys indicate that 31% of Boomers and 31% of Gen Y respondents consider 20% down payments a major obstacle.  According to more »

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