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First-Time Homebuyers Fighting for a Spot in an All-Cash World

Scott Trudeau’s New York City apartment is simply too small to accommodate visitors. When his parents want to use some of their vacation days to see their granddaughter, Trudeau’s first child, they have to find a hotel. “It’s expensive for … Continue reading

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Solar Panel Is Next Granite Countertop for Homebuilders

Solar panels are the next granite countertops: an amenity for new homes that’s becoming a standard option for buyers in U.S. markets. At least six of 10 largest U.S. homebuilders led by KB Home include the photovoltaic devices in new … Continue reading

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Inventory Crunch Easing Up For Home Buyers

More new listings hitting the market as prices increase By Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel 7:51 PM EDT, August 31, 2013 Lilian Cruz, a house hunter since January, has been growing weary of the fierce competition and the lack of inventory. … Continue reading

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New Listings are Up in Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach – August 21, 2013 – July housing reports indicate year-over-year, new listings for single family homes increased 20.7 percent and townhomes and condos increased 4.4 percent. Timothy Harris, 2013 President of the Realtors® Association of the Palm … Continue reading

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STUDY: MORE THAN HALF OF ALL HOMES ‘ALL-CASH’ PURCHASES

More than half of all homes sold last year and so far this year have been “all-cash” purchases. The Wall Street Journal reports that an analysis by economists at Goldman Sachs estimates that though 20% homes sold before the housing … Continue reading

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Multiple Offers Put South Florida Home Sellers In Control

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Aug. 5, 2013 – The spiffy five-bedroom house on a quiet cul-de-sac in Miramar hit the market for $379,900 on a Monday. By the close of business, there were two offers, but listing agent Carlos Martin was … Continue reading

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Real Estate ‘A Tremendous Buy’: CEO

Supply shortages and interest rates will continue to be positive for the real estate market, Colony Capital CEO Tom Barrack said Tuesday. “Look, it’s a tremendous ‘buy,’ he said. “The good news for the home builders is they started planning … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage, Real Estate and the Law

Same-sex couples often jump through legal hoops when dealing with their joint finances — and owning real estate is no exception. If the Supreme Court strikes down the law that defines marriage as the legal union between a man and … Continue reading

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Prime San Francisco parking spot sells for $82,000

A San Francisco real estate agent recently sold a parking spot a block from AT&T Park for $82,000. Sean Sullivan, the real estate agent, told FoxNews.com that the building’s location is ideal, with tech firms like Instagram popping up in … Continue reading

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Investors Betting On A Widespread Housing Recovery

NEW YORK – May 30, 2013 – Investors are picking up shares of appliances, building materials and even pickup trucks in betting on a widening housing recovery, The Wall Street Journal reports. Investors say that the increase in residential construction … Continue reading

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