Archive for May, 2013

How to chase buyers away: Top 5 turnoffs

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

While the market is slowly turning in the favor of sellers, it is still considered a buyer’s market. And because this is true, potential buyers can afford to be picky when it comes to considering a house. Our REALTORS® present to you the top five things that chase buyers away: 1). Odors If you’re a…Read More »

Flippers Re-Emerge, Looking to Cash In

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

House Daily Real Estate News With rising home prices, investors are eyeing house flipping again as a way to make a profit in real estate. Much of the house flipping is centered in California, where prices are on the rise by some of the highest amounts. For example, the number of homes sold in California…Read More »

The Pros and Cons of Buying the Builder’s Model Home

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

May 29, 2013 When you tour a new development, you are often shown the model home. The home has the all the gleaming finishes and perfect layout you desire. The model home is a marketing tool designed to show how beautiful your home can be — so why not buy the model itself? In many…Read More »

New home sales up near record: 2.3% in April

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

  WASHINGTON (AP) – May 29, 2013 – Sales of new U.S. homes rose in April to the second highest level since the summer of 2008 while the median price for a new home hit a record high, further signs that housing is recovering. New-home sales rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 454,000…Read More »

Florida Realtors will help Okla. tornado victims

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

  ORLANDO, Fla. – May 29, 2013 – The tornadoes that devastated Moore, Okla. – a suburb of Oklahoma City – left at least 10 Realtors homeless, according to the Oklahoma Association of Realtors. In addition to the impacted members of the Realtor family, more than two dozen people were killed, 300 injured and over…Read More »

April existing-home sales up but constrained

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

  WASHINGTON – May 22, 2013 – Existing-home sales rose in April but remain below underlying demand because of limited inventory and tight credit, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). All regions of the U.S. are showing strong price gains from a year ago. Total existing home sales – completed transactions that include…Read More »

Fla.’s housing market shows strong gains in April 2013

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

      ORLANDO, Fla. – May 22, 2013 –Florida’s housing market reported more closed sales, rising median prices, increased pending sales, more new listings and a lower inventory of homes for sale in April, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. “Buyer demand is rising, but the inventory of homes continues…Read More »

Realtors help Oklahoma tornado victims

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

  MOORE, Okla. – May 21, 2013 – One of the tornadoes that hit Oklahoma yesterday was described as a “two-mile-wide lawnmower blade.” It caused a loss of life and property – and authorities expect more storms today. While Oklahomans’ immediate needs cover everything from food to shelter, their long-term needs include housing and aid…Read More »

Distressed homes lure cash investors

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

MIAMI – May 20, 2013 – House hunters looking to buy a foreclosure in South Florida often discover they are getting outflanked by the pros: investors wielding cash. “If you don’t have cash, or you’re looking for financing, you can’t play in the distressed arena,’’ said Doug DeWitt, owner and broker at Concierge Real Estate…Read More »

Create A Backyard Water Garden This Weekend

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

An outdoor water garden provides focus, beauty, and value to your home’s backyard. And while it may seem like an expensive project, it doesn’t have to be a wallet-busting proposition. You can easily create your own backyard oasis for less than $500. It won’t take long, either: by following our DIY guide, you can create…Read More »