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Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey: Sellers more flexible

Agents say kitchens, open floor plans among priorities for buyers
Posted by Gregory Adkins on March 09, 2012 in No Category
 A Coldwell Banker Real Estate survey of more than 600 of the company's real estate agents across the U.S. shows that, according to a slight majority of the agents polled (51 percent), home sellers are more willing to lower their asking prices to increase the chance of a sale than they were last year. Home sellers are also more willing to reconfigure their homes to facilitate a sale this year than they were last year, according to 45 percent of the survey respondents. The survey was conducted from Jan. 2... read more
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The most important real estate decisions are yours to make

Don't put your agent in charge
Posted by Gregory Adkins on March 07, 2012 in No Category
 Buying or selling a home can be rewarding, although often stressful. To ease the pain, assemble a group of professionals to help you get the job done. A good real estate agent can make the project a lot easier. Be sure to make your agent selection carefully. If you don't already have an agent with whom you've had a good prior experience, ask acquaintances who live in the area where you're buying or selling to recommend a well-respected, local agent. Rapport is a very important component of the agent sel... read more
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Warren Buffett Says He'd Buy a Couple Hundred Thousand Homes

Posted by Gregory Adkins on February 28, 2012 in No Category
 Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said yesterday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that buying single-family homes is such a great investment right now, if it were practical, he’d buy a couple hundred thousand of them. Given how low rates are for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgages (3.95 percent, according to the Freddie Mac Mortgage Index), Buffett told CNBC’s Becky Quick that homes, held over the long term, provide a better investment than stocks. If you factor in that prices in... read more
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Purchases of New U.S. Homes Exceeded Forecasts in January

Posted by Gregory Adkins on February 27, 2012 in No Category
 Purchases of new homes in the U.S. exceeded forecasts in January after climbing a month earlier to a one-year high, more evidence the housing market is stabilizing. Sales, tabulated when contracts are signed, fell 0.9 percent to a 321,000 annual pace from a 324,000 rate in December that was stronger than previously reported, figures from the Commerce Department showed today in Washington. The median estimate of 77 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News called for a rise to 315,000. The number of homes for sal... read more
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Gen Y: Feathering the Nest

A young couple starting out needs room for a growing family, plus space for visiting friends and relatives.
Posted by Gregory Adkins on February 23, 2012 in No Category

Follow this link..
http://www.builderonline.com/design/gen-y-feathering-the-nest.aspx?cid=botw021512

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