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The Best Things About Buying A House In The Fall

While the spring months are typically considered the best time to purchase a home, fall is quickly becoming the new ideal season to buy. According to Trulia.com, here are some expert insights on why you should consider a real estate…

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Mortgage Rates See Little Change

Freddie Mac’s most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows average fixed-mortgage rates little changed from the previous week and remaining near historic lows. “A surprisingly strong July jobs report showed 255,000 jobs added and 0.3 percent wage growth from last…

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Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index Surpasses Survey High

Fannie Mae’s Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 3.3 points to 86.5 in July, reaching a new all-time survey high and indicating a more positive outlook in the housing market-specific HPSI components. Each of the six HPSI components grew in July. The largest increases were seen…

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California’s Housing Market Remains Highly Competitive

California’s pending home sales continued to rise in June, marking three consecutive months of annual increases. According to the California Association of Realtors’ (C.A.R.) June Market Pulse Survey—an analysis of more than 70 associations of Realtors and MLS databases statewide—the…

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Realtor.com’s New Guide to Saving for a Home in the Nation’s 15 Largest Cities

Amassing enough money for a down payment can be difficult, especially for first-time homebuyers. Not to mention the initial costs, including the monthly mortgage, insurance, property taxes, maintenance costs and potential repairs. Toward that end, realtor.com crunched the numbers for America’s 15 largest urban areas to…

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Do Homes in Gated Communities Demand Higher Prices?

Almost $30,000 higher on average than similar homes in non-gated communities, according to a recent report conducted by the American Real Estate Society (ARES). However, the report also found that additional amenities within these neighborhoods might reduce sale prices due to…

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