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    Posted on April 30th, 2012

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    How Pending Home Sales Increased in March

    How Pending Home Sales Increased in March

    On Thursday, National Association of Realtors said its Pending Home Sales Index rose 4.1 percent from February and is now 12.8 percent higher than March of 2011.

    “The housing market has clearly turned the corner,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist.[...] Read More...

  • Real Estate

    Posted on April 20th, 2012

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    How the U.S. 30-year Mortgage Rate Increased this week

    How the U.S. 30-year Mortgage Rate Increased this week

    On Thursday, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said that the 30-year mortgage rate increased slightly to 3.90 percent this week from 3.88 percent last week.

    The 30-year loan was 4.80 percent last year at this time, according to Freddie Mac.

    The 15-year mortga[...] Read More...

  • Real Estate

    Posted on April 5th, 2012

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    How U.S. Mortgage Rate Dropped This Week

    How U.S. Mortgage Rate Dropped This Week

    The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgages dropped slightly to 3.98% this week staying below 4% for the second consecutive week.

    According to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac, the average rate for 30-year loan remained practically unchanged this week, falling slightly to Read More...

  • Real Estate

    Posted on March 23rd, 2012

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    How Sales of New US homes Declined

    How Sales of New US homes Declined

    Sales of new houses in the United Statesdropped slightly in February for a second month, being an unexpected decline in housing market.

    According to Commerce Department, the new home sales fell to an annual rate of 313,000 during the month.  That was a 1.6% decline compared with January’s 318,000 sales but 11.4% above last Febr[...] Read More...

  • Real Estate

    Posted on February 16th, 2012

    Written by Edward Burke

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    How did Single-family Home Construction Increase?

    How did Single-family Home Construction Increase?

    Construction of single-family homes began to increase modestly in January after inundations damages at the end of last year. But the reconstruction of the ruined apartments kept builders working hardly.

    According to newspapers, the Commerce Department said Thursday that builders[...] Read More...

  • Real Estate

    Posted on February 2nd, 2012

    Written by Edward Burke

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    Remodeling Your Bathroom

    Remodeling Your Bathroom

    Furnishing a new bathroom or remodeling an existing bathroom can be a daunting task, as most major home improvement tasks can often be. It is a difficult task because there are a number of different decisions to be made, decisions that are expensive and not easily reversible. Also, during the remodeling process, you will likely be without a fully functional bathroom so you will ha[...] Read More...

  • Real Estate

    Posted on January 26th, 2012

    Written by Edward Burke

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    How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser

    How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser

    Real estate appraising is the best job in the world. You’ll hear that from not only appraisers but those wanting to become an appraiser. Appraising utilizes your personal skills, math skills as well as your detective skills into a career where most appraisers are their own bosses. It can also give you free time to spend wit[...] Read More...

  • Real Estate

    Posted on January 23rd, 2012

    Written by Edward Burke

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    How to Become a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Florida

    How to Become a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Florida

    You’ve been thinking about it, and now you’re sure. You want to be a real estate agent! Now, what do you have to do? Like most professions, you can’t just go out there and start selling and listing. The real estate profession is heavily regulated on[...] Read More...

  • Real Estate

    Posted on January 19th, 2012

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    How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Washington

    How to Become a Real Estate Agent in Washington

    Real estate agents enjoy a career that offers independence, a flexible work schedule, and unlimited earning potential. A successful real estate career requires preparation, commitment and hard work, but the process to get a real estate license is actually rather straight forward.

    [...] Read More...

  • Real Estate

    Posted on January 17th, 2012

    Written by Edward Burke

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    How to Choose a Realtor

    How to Choose a Realtor

    Choosing the right Real Estate Agent can be challenging. Choosing an experienced agent is really important if you want the best representation.

    Steps

    1. Choose a Real Estate Agent who works in the area you need assistance in. For example, if you need a Seattle Real Estate Agent, work with an Agent familiar with the Seattle market.

    2. Work with an experienced rea[...] Read More...

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