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30
Nov
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Dupre & Scott Video Report: WHY AREN’T THERE MORE SALES?

Sales activity has picked up over the past few years. But given the strength of the apartment market right now, there are fewer apartment sales this year than we expected. Here are five reasons why.

Fri
29
Nov
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U.S. Counties Report Higher Property Values, Increased Property Transactions, and a Leveling of Foreclosure Rates, According to a Thomson Reuters and NACo Survey

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters and the National Association of Counties (NACo) today released the results of their Annual Local Property Markets Survey.

The survey results indicate a strengthening recovery for local property markets. Key findings include:

72 percent of U.S. counties surveyed reported an increase in assessed property values.

64 percent of counties reported an increase in the volume of records processed in the last year, a good indicator of the overall economic activity for local property markets.

29 percent of counties reported an increase in foreclosures, versus 23 percent reporting a decrease.

Wed
27
Nov
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October Marks Second Straight Month of Falling U.S. Home Values

First Time in Two Years Home Values Fall Two Months in a Row, According to Zillow

- Home values rise 5.2 percent year-over-year in October; annual appreciation expected to slow to 2.7 percent by Oct. 2014.

- Half of metros analyzed showed depreciation from September to October.

Tue
26
Nov
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Home Prices Advance in Third Quarter According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices

NEW YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Data through September 2013, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices for its S&P/Case-Shiller[1] Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, showed that the U.S. National Home Price Index rose 3.2% in the third quarter of 2013 and 11.2% over the last four quarters.
In September 2013, the 10- and 20-City Composites gained 0.7% month-over-month and 13.3% year-over-year. While 13 of 20 cities posted higher year-over-year growth rates, 19 cities had lower monthly returns in September than August.
The S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which covers all nine U.S. census divisions, recorded an 11.2% gain in the third quarter of 2013 over the third quarter of 2012. In September 2013, the 10- and 20-City Composites posted annual increases of 13.3%.

Tue
26
Nov
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Simple Tips to Protect Homes and Homeowners as Temperatures Begin to Drop

National Homes Service Contract Association Offers 5 Simple Tips

Wed
20
Nov
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Home-Buying Competition Continued its Steady Decline In October According to Redfin Bidding War Report

As the Market Softens, Still More than Half of Redfin Offers Resulted in Bidding Wars

Wed
20
Nov
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Realtor.com Issues Winter Home Buyer Report

Twenty-nine percent of all-cash home buyers planning a purchase in the next four months are downsizes

Mon
18
Nov
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Home Prices Continue Rising, Sales Steady

DENVER, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Following historic seasonal trends, October home sales edged 2.8% lower than September, but still pushed 2.2% higher than sales in October 2012. Median home prices were 11.9% above prices seen last October. October becomes the 21st month to experience year-over-year increases in both sales and prices. The Median Price of all homes sold in October was $179,950. Inventories of homes for sale were 12.2% lower than the levels in October last year. For the last 29 months in a row, inventories have declined at a slower rate. The October inventory drop is half of the annual loss seen as recently as June. At the current rate of sales, the number of months required to sell the entire inventory of homes on the market was 4.9. A 6-month supply is recognized as a balanced market with an equal number of buyers and sellers.

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18
Nov
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HFO-TV: The Basics of 1031 Exchanges

Toija Buetler of IPX1031 On The Basics of 1031 Exchanges

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10
Nov
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US Homebuyer Demand Improves In October

Declining Competition and Low Mortgage Rates Draw Late-Season Homebuyers into the Market, Bucking Typical Seasonal Decline

SEATTLE, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage, today issued its Real-Time Demand Pulse, the only report in the industry that analyzes housing market demand based on home tour and offer data. October home tours and offers by Redfin clients were more robust than expected, compared to typical seasonal declines and following September's sharp drop in demand.
Redfin's data in October suggests that the U.S. government shutdown did impact buyer behavior. Some homebuyers paused their search during the government shutdown, but jumped back into the market immediately after it reopened.

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