Archive for March, 2017


US Home Prices Rise at Fastest Rate in 31 Months, Case-Shiller Says

By Laura Kusisto Home prices in January rose at their fastest rate since mid-2014, a trend that bodes well for sellers but could ultimately start to dampen buyer demand this spring selling season. The SP CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, which cover the entire nation, rose 5.9% in the 12 months ended in January, the strongest increase […]

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6 Realtor® Associations Honored for Community Outreach

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Realtors® has honored six Realtor® associations across the country with Community Outreach Awards. These awards recognize associations that have worked within their communities to make them a better place to live and do business. “Realtors® are community leaders and are dedicated to building successful neighborhoods and […]

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Why Orange County homes cost triple the national norm

Last year, you could buy one typical Orange County single-family home or get one home each in, say, Las Vegas, Minneapolis and Richmond, Va. Or one each in Phoenix, Chicago and Durham, N.C. Pick any three! Yes, my trusty spreadsheet tells me local house hunters last year paid 3.14 times the national cost for an […]

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REAL ESTATE PEOPLE – Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Sarasota Herald

  The Suponcics   Luxury real estate professionals Ron and Bozena Suponcic, of Re/Max Alliance Group, have once again earned the Five Star Real Estate Agent Award for customer satisfaction. They have won this prestigious award a combined total of 18 times.  Based on an independent survey of recent home buyers, the Five Star Award is […]

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Home sales dip in February, prices up

SPRINGFIELD — Sales of single-family homes fell 23.3 percent across the Pioneer Valley in February, a decline realtors blame, once again,  on a lack of homes to sell. There were 305 homes sold in February 2016 and 234 sold in February 2017, according to numbers supplied Friday by the Realtor Association of Pioneer Valley. “I really think […]

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Realities of Real Estate: A look at how the real estate market is doing

The world is always changing and, as of late, the rate of change has accelerated. Depending on your viewpoint, change can be good or bad, but one thing is for certain — it’s inevitable. There are a variety of indices, or metrics if you will, that we follow to measure where we’ve been, and where […]

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Lack of inventory continues to hamper Capital Region housing market

ALBANY, N.Y. The limited inventory of homes for sale continued to be a challenge for the Capital Region housing market in February. Although new listings increased by 8 percent from February 2016, the number of homes for sale across the region dropped by 19 percent, to 5,061, over that same period, according to the latest […]

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Home sales up much higher in local area than state

Charles Mason Charles Allen Mason is the business reporter for the Daily News. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a 1977 graduate of West Virginia University in Morgantown. In his spare time he enjoys reading, music, sports and cooking. Follow Charles Mason Whenever Charles Mason posts new content, you’ll get an email delivered […]

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The realty dream on the world realtor’s day

BENGALURU: The House that you looked at today and wanted to think about buying till tomorrow, is the same house someone may have looked at yesterday and will buy today. As Franklin Roosevelt said, “Real Estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full […]

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San Diego among cities requiring highest salaries to own home

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The cost of homeownership is San Diego is nothing new. But the sticker shock of the salary necessary to afford to live in America’s Finest City is sure to leave residents speechless. San Diego recently ranked second among cities requiring the highest salaries needed to afford a home, according to mortgage website HSH.com. […]

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