New-Homebuilding Permits Soar to 2008 Levels

New-Home Building Permits Soar to 2008 Levels Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Permits for new-home building — a gauge of future demand — reached its highest level last month since September 2008, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. New housing permits rose 4.5 percent in March, reaching an annualized level of 747,000.…

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Foreclosures Recede to 2007 Levels

Foreclosures Recede to 2007 Levels Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, April 12, 2012 Foreclosure filings are continuing to fall, dropping 2 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous quarter and are down 16 percent compared to the same time last year, RealtyTrac reports in its latest report. Foreclosure filings…

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Buyer Urgency Improves, More See Now Good Time to Buy

Buyer Urgency Improves, More See Now Good Time to Buy Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 11, 2012 More home buyers may jump off the sidelines this spring as they get more urgent about purchasing a home, fearing that home price and mortgage rate increases are on the horizon. Housing surveys in recent weeks…

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Happy Easter!

A German couple decorate their garden tree with 10,000 painted eggs Easter comes but once a year – but one couple have turned it into a lifetime’s project. German pensioners Volker and Christa Kraft have decorated the tree in their back garden in Saalfeld for Easter for more than 40 years. The tree now drips…

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Rents Continue to Climb, Make Buying Even Better

Rents Continue to Climb, Make Buying Even Better Daily Real Estate News | Friday, April 06, 2012 As demand increases, rents continue to rise, increasing 5 percent over the past 12 months. Meanwhile, the asking prices for homes fell 0.7 percent in that time, according to a new report released Thursday by Trulia Inc. “Buying…

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