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This Month in Real Estate–February 2012

February 2012  Market Update 2012 is off to a promising start. Mortgage rates continue to drop and have remained under 4% for nearly two months. Home sales are strengthening and pending home sales, a measure to gauge future sales, are … Continue reading

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December 2011 This Month in Real Estate

December 2011  Market Update One of the key drivers of homes sales, the employment rate, is beginning to show promising signs of a turnaround. The four-week average for jobless claims, as of November 19, was 394,250, a drop of 3,250 … Continue reading

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This Month in Real Estate–November 2011

November 2011  Market Update While home sales in September were down slightly from a relatively strong month in August, they were up from a year ago, giving encouraging signs of a strengthening market and potential for stabilizing, if not appreciating, … Continue reading

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Super Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits Expire September 30

Super Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits Expire September 30; Act Now to Be Sure You Qualify! From my friend J.D. Mechem at Residential Mortgage: Over the last few years, the government has funded mortgages as large as $729,750 in high-cost areas … Continue reading

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This Month in Real Estate, May 2011

May 2011  Market Update Gradual and uneven progress in the housing market continues without government support. The market has shown remarkable improvement from the initial drop after the expiration of the home buyer tax credit this past July. Although higher-than-normal … Continue reading

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