More Housing Aid For Military Families

More Housing Aid For Military Families Daily Real Estate News | Monday, February 06, 2012 A nonprofit organization is expanding its services to help military home owners who are at risk of foreclosure due to relocation for their jobs or other circumstances. Hope Now is an alliance of mortgage servicers, investors, nonprofit counselors, and others…

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Will the Real Estate Market Heat Up This Spring?

Will the Real Estate Market Heat Up This Spring? Daily Real Estate News | Monday, February 06, 2012 The spring season usually brings an increase in buying and selling to the real estate market, and housing experts are mostly optimistic that this spring will be even better than recent years. Some signs are already there:…

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New WREA office in CT

ESTABLISHED HARTFORD AREA AGENCY IS NOW WEICHERT, REALTORS® – THE ZUBRETSKY GROUP Wethersfield, Conn., January 31, 2012— Broker John Zubretsky, Jr., a high-profile Hartford area broker for 35 years, has announced his company’s affiliation with Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. (WREA).  Co-owned by Ann Zubretsky, WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Zubretsky Group has 85 agents at…

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Another new affiliate!

SACRAMENTO REALTY MAKES MAJOR MOVE INTO FRANCHISE ARENA AS WEICHERT, REALTORS® – GALSTER GROUP Sacramento/Fair Oaks, Calif., January 30, 2012—Broker Steve Galster and Realtor Sue Galster, owners of Galster Real Estate Group in Fair Oaks, have announced that their seven-year-old agency is now an independently owned and operated franchise with Weichert Real Estate Affiliates (WREA). …

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Will High Rents Push People to Buy Homes?

Will High Rents Push People to Buy Homes? Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 27, 2012 With Marcus & Millichap’s National Apartment Report showing that the U.S. average for asking rents in 2011 came in at $1,061 a month, housing analysts believe more apartment tenants will look to own. Some expect the average monthly…

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2011 Marks Worst Year on Record for New-Home Sales

2011 Marks Worst Year on Record for New-Home Sales Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 27, 2012 Sales of new-home declined in December, dropping 2.2 percent, and marking the end to the worst year on record for new-home sales, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. New-home sales reached a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 307,000…

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5 Low-Cost Kitchen Updates to Attract Buyers

5 Low-Cost Kitchen Updates to Attract Buyers Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, January 26, 2012 Considered the heart of a home, the kitchen can be instrumental in selling a property. Many buyers prefer dwellings with modern kitchens, especially since it’s a room they’ll use every day and a place where they will entertain guests.…

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Fed Vows to Keep Rates Low Until 2014

Fed Vows to Keep Rates Low Until 2014 Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, January 26, 2012 The Federal Reserve announced that short-term interest rates will likely stay near zero for nearly three more years, a move that is expected to spillover to long-term mortgage rates for home buyers and home owners. In August, the…

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More Buyers Ready to Get Off the Sidelines?

More Buyers Ready to Get Off the Sidelines? Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, January 24, 2012 When you compare the cost of owning a home to renting, you’ll find that buying may soon make more sense, Paul Diggle, a housing economist at Capital Economics, told MSNBC.com. Diggle’s analysis of the housing market showed a…

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