Rental Vacancies at 2002 Lows

Rental Vacancies at 2002 Lows Daily Real Estate News | Monday, July 30, 2012 Renters may struggle to find available apartments and rental homes in the current market. Nationally, the rental vacancy rate fell to 8.6 percent in the second quarter, the lowest second-quarter reading since 2002, the Department of Commerce Census Bureau reports. The…

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Rising Rents Make Buying More Attractive

Salesman Jim Weichert An internal message especially for the Weichert sales team. If you’re like me, you’ve been hearing a lot in the news lately about limited rental vacancies and rental rates that are quickly rising. It’s true. According to real estate website Trulia, U.S. rents rose an average of 5.4 percent over the 12 months…

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Home Prices Perk Up

Home Prices Perk Up Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, July 26, 2012 For the last 12 months ending in May, U.S. home prices have increased 3.7 percent, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s latest House Price Index. Home prices increased 0.8 percent from April to May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to…

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New Fed Stimulus Could Send Loan Rates Lower

New Fed Stimulus Could Send Loan Rates Lower Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, July 25, 2012 The economy is still struggling to gain its footing, prompting several Federal Reserve officials to push for a new stimulus campaign, which could include a move that would push mortgage rates even lower. The Fed will discuss such…

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Weichert’s Internet Strategy Works for Sellers

As we continue our ongoing series about the ways that Weichert Lead Network helps the web work for you, I want to focus on how Internet exposure benefits sellers. In our connected world, sellers know that exposure on the Internet is more important than ever when it comes to selling their home. That’s where Weichert.com…

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Mortgage Rates: The Record That Keeps on Breaking

Mortgage Rates: The Record That Keeps on Breaking Daily Real Estate News | Friday, July 20, 2012 The streak continues with average 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages taking yet another dip into record territory this week, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage market survey. “With little signs of inflation and the Federal Reserve’s ‘Operation Twist’…

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