Monthly Archives: January 2016

Rockin’ The Suburbs: Home Values and Re

Rockin’ The Suburbs: Home Values and Rents in Urban, Suburban and Rural Areas http://ow.ly/3aJhAz

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Key Takeaways from the December New Home

Key Takeaways from the December New Home Sales Report – New home sales jumped 10.8 percent month-over-month in December, to 544,000 units (SAAR), according to the Census Bureau. Similar to existing home sales in December, recent regulatory changes may have … Continue reading

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Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s Provide a He

Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s Provide a Healthy Boost to Nearby Homes http://ow.ly/3aE61X

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December Case-Shiller Forecast: Expect S

December Case-Shiller Forecast: Expect Slightly Slower Monthly Growth http://ow.ly/3aBnMD

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Key Takeaways from the December Existing

Key Takeaways from the December Existing Home Sales Report – Existing home sales jumped 14.7 percent month-over-month in December, to 5.46 million units (SAAR), more than reversing the 10.5 percent decline reported in November. The end-of-year volatility is likely the … Continue reading

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Middling, at Best: The Slow Recovery of

Middling, at Best: The Slow Recovery of Residential Construction Jobs http://ow.ly/3apOKV

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A Fistful of Dollars: Cash Buyers in the

A Fistful of Dollars: Cash Buyers in the West, & the Rest* – As of Q2 2015, the five markets with the highest percentage of all-cash home purchases were all in Florida. Seven of the 10 metros with the smallest … Continue reading

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December 2015 Home Sales Forecast: Exist

December 2015 Home Sales Forecast: Existing Up, New Down – Zillow expects existing home sales to increase 5.6 percent to 5.03 million units (SAAR) in December, after two months of declining sales. Zillow expects a 3.2 percent drop in new … Continue reading

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A Penny Saved: How High Rent Burdens Imp

A Penny Saved: How High Rent Burdens Impact Savings Rates – Savings rates tend to decline as rent burdens increase, although the relationship is weaker among renters with lower rent burdens. A low rent is no guarantee that a household … Continue reading

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