5 Cities Buck Real Estate Trends While Housing Market Still Struggles

January 6, 2012

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The Debate Over Fannie and Freddie Does the answer to falling home prices and rising foreclosures lie in empowering Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? That’s what the Federal Reserve thinks. The Fed told Congress this week that part of the remedy for the long ailing housing market could be in allowing the mortgage Goliaths to [...]

New Signs of Life in the Housing Market

December 9, 2011

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Housing Market may Have a Better Year Ahead Would the new year ring in some much-needed cheer for the housing market? Probably, says CBSNews.com. There are some signs of a turnaround in the horizon, despite the challenges. So, what are some of the telling signs of a better future? CBS says the official unemployment rate [...]

When Will Home Prices and the Real Estate Market Rebound?

October 7, 2011

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Consumers Want to Buy, but Waiting for the Right Time A survey released this week by Hanley Wood shows that recovery is still evading the U.S. housing market. Consumers are in no hurry to buy a home even though they believe in homeownership as well as the significance of a healthy housing market in aiding [...]

Joint Home Ownership in Florida

September 19, 2011

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You’ve always wanted to own that vacation or retirement home in the Sunshine State. But, the hemorrhaging economy, declining home equity, and a suspicious job market makes you anxious about investing all your life’s savings. Don’t fret. You don’t have to carry the burden of owning a property all by yourself. You can explore options [...]

Real Estate News: Do We Need Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?

September 16, 2011

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There’s a flicker of hope despite the nightmarish poverty and unemployment numbers released in the past week. Signaling that the government is indeed concerned about the housing market situation, top Senate lawmakers started debating housing finance reforms at a Congressional panel. Among the issues taken up were whether to wind down government backed entities Fannie [...]

5 Reasons to Buy a House in Florida Now

September 6, 2011

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If you’re dreading another winter up north and are ready to relocate to a warmer climate, hit the road and start shopping for a house in Florida. Think you can’t afford it? You might be wrong. The average price of a condo in Florida is hovering around $97,000, and single-family homes are listing at an [...]