Monthly Archives: August 2015

U.S. home prices continued to rise in Ju

U.S. home prices continued to rise in June, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, but the increase fell short of analyst estimates. http://ow.ly/RykBJ

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Contracts to purchase previously owned U

Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes climbed in July for the sixth time in the last seven months, signaling further momentum in residential real estate. http://ow.ly/RyktE

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Each month, a plethora of real estate st

Each month, a plethora of real estate statistics that reveal the latest housing market trends are released by an array of organizations: the National Association of Realtors’ home sales analyses, CoreLogic’s home price report, RealtyTrac’s foreclosure findings, and many more … Continue reading

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Minimalism 101: Outer order creates inne

Minimalism 101: Outer order creates inner calm, and vice versa. A full-circle approach to organization will help you find balance, become mindful, save time, and restore order to priorities.

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China has relaxed rules on property sale

China has relaxed rules on property sales to foreigners, in a move seen as aimed at boosting the country’s real estate sector amid a slowing economy. http://ow.ly/RykFU

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The things I most don’t want to do are

The things I most don’t want to do are the things I most need to do. I will confront THAT reality. http://ow.ly/Rz6Mf

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Some experts are advising that first tim

Some experts are advising that first time and move-up buyers wait until they save up 20% before they move forward with their decision to purchase a home. One of the main reasons they suggest waiting is that a buyer must … Continue reading

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Real Estate Agents: The 10% rule documen

Real Estate Agents: The 10% rule documented again. According to a recently released Home Buying Report, 52% of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years. That’s 10% in any given year. That’s 1 … Continue reading

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From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30

From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year fixed improved 9 big basis points, dropping to 3.84 from last week’s 3.93 percent. Ditto for the 15-year, better by 9 basis points, dropping to 3.06 percent from last week’s 3.15 percent. BOTTOM … Continue reading

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If a lender tells you that you can be pr

If a lender tells you that you can be pre-approved in just a few minutes, you might want to stop and run in the other direction—fast. A real pre-approval involves much more than just a loan application and credit report. … Continue reading

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