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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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Higher Rents Open Eyes to the Value of Owning

Higher Rents Open Eyes to the Value of Owning Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, April 05, 2012 Economists and real estate agents say entry-level home buyers are once again jumping into the market in time for the spring selling season, spurred by ongoing price declines and higher apartment rents. Reis Inc., a real-estate research…

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Investors Purchase Homes by the Thousands

Investors Purchase Homes by the Thousands Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 04, 2012 Large investor firms are taking advantage of the deep discounts found in some housing markets, and they’re finding that buying one or two homes is just not enough — they want thousands. The investors are then renting the homes out…

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Will Housing Prices Soar By 2014?

Will Housing Prices Soar By 2014? Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, April 03, 2012 Real estate economists and analysts are increasingly optimistic that the housing market will have a dramatic recovery in the next two years, according to results of a new semi-annual survey of 38 real estate economists and analysts conducted by the…

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Bidding Wars Are Back, Agents Say

Bidding Wars Are Back, Agents Say Daily Real Estate News | Monday, April 02, 2012 Some real estate markets are reporting that home buyers are having to pay more than asking price to get the home they desire, as the supply of for-sale homes has shrunk, Bloomberg News reports. Bidding wars were a common part…

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30-Year Mortgage Rates Slide Back Below 4%

30-Year Mortgage Rates Slide Back Below 4% Daily Real Estate News | Friday, March 30, 2012 Mortgage rates were down across the board this week compared to last week, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage market survey. After posting a big jump last week, 30-year mortgage rates were back below the 4 percent mark this…

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National Foreclosures Drop in February

National Foreclosures Drop in February Daily Real Estate News | Friday, March 30, 2012 According to CoreLogic, an estimated 65,000 completed foreclosures were reported in the United States last month versus 71,000 in January and 66,000 in February 2011. The number of completed foreclosures for the 12 months ended Feb. 29 was 862,000. The study…

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Pending Home Sales Ease, but Solidly Higher Than Last Year

Pending Home Sales Ease, but Solidly Higher Than Last Year Daily Real Estate News | Monday, March 26, 2012 Pending home sales were down slightly in February, but remain notably above the pattern in the first half of 2011, according to the National Association of REALTORS(R). The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based…

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