Category Archives: Trends in Real Estate

As Nashville rents soar, will more buy homes?

Record-high Nashville apartment rates have many weighing costs of homeownership Consider Chris and Kim Lockard, a couple about to buy a home in Nashville’s Crieve Hall neighborhood. After comparing monthly costs of buying versus renting, they’re ready to take the … Continue reading

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Buying a Home Won’t Get Much Cheaper

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) by Les Christie — Buying a home may never get any cheaper than this. Several housing experts are predicting that this year will be the last chance for bargain hunters to cash in on the best deals … Continue reading

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Fed Renews Vow to Keep Interest Rates Low

Source: REALTOR® Magazine The Fed voted this week to continue its near-zero interest rate policy for the next quarter and likely much longer. The move will keep mortgage rates low in the coming months, if not years.  In recent weeks, … Continue reading

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Americans’ Expectations Improve to Encourage Home Buying

More consumers may be looking to purchase homes with a shift in several key housing market indicators, according to Fannie Mae’s March 2012 consumer attitudinal National Housing Survey. More Americans now expect both home rental and home purchase prices to increase … Continue reading

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City vs. Suburb: More Americans Rethink Where to Settle

More Americans are showing a preference for living closer into the city than the outer suburbs, according to newly released U.S. Census data. The annual rate of growth in American cities and surrounding urban areas recently surpassed exurbs for the … Continue reading

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Home Prices Start to Rise, Sales Trend Higher: Housing Recovery Underway

Source: RISMedia For the first time in 18 months, home prices in February rose higher. With a median price of $171,881, prices in the 53 cities surveyed by the RE/MAX National Housing Report rose by 1.1% over February 2011. Home … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett is Betting on Housing

The U.S. housing market disappointed Warren Buffett last year, but he hasn’t given up hope. Buffett said in his annual shareholder letter, posted this weekend, that he was “dead wrong” when he predicted last year that the rebound in U.S. … Continue reading

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5 Signs You’re Real Estate Obsessed

Five real estate obsessed behaviors, which are actually smart and a great use of technology if you’re readying to make an actual real estate move. Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates Reach New Record Lows

Mortgage rates were back to hitting record lows again, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Continue reading

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From Ashton to Ellen: 2011′s Celebrity Real Estate Roundup

2011’s Celebrity Real Estate Roundup. For the rich and famous stars of screens large and small, 2011 was just another year of mega-house hunting, renting, selling and swapping. Click on the images for a month-by-month breakdown of celebrity real estate in 2011. Continue reading

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