Home Fires Spreading Faster; Study Shows

Home Fires Spreading Faster, Study Shows Daily Real Estate News | Tuesday, November 08, 2011 In less than three minutes, a house fire can become uncontrollable. In 1975, house fires tended to not become uncontrollable until an average of 17 minutes, according to a report by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology. Despite better…

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How Much Home Insurance Is Enough?

How Much Home Insurance Is Enough? Daily Real Estate News | Home owner’s insurance policies are often an after-thought — that is, until disaster strikes. Home owners in Joplin, Mo., Tuscaloosa, Ala., and other cities recently flattened by tornados are now finding that out too late as they discover that their insurance policies likely will…

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Top Priorities of Single Female Home Buyers

Top Priorities of Single Female Home Buyers Daily Real Estate News | Monday, November 07, 2011 Single female households continue to grow: About 20 percent of recent home buyers were from single females, according to National Association of REALTORS® data. So how can you reach this growing segment of buyers with your marketing? An article…

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The Healthiest Housing Markets – Colorado Springs # 7

The 8 Healthiest Housing Markets Daily Real Estate News | Monday, November 07, 2011 Many of the housing markets projected to have the biggest gains into 2012 tend to be the home to major universities, strong private sector employment, or have nearby military bases, according to a list of the healthiest housing markets by Builder…

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Cuba Gets into the Real Estate Business

Cuba Gets into the Real Estate Business Daily Real Estate News | Friday, November 04, 2011 Starting late next week, Cuba will allow its citizens to buy and sell real estate—which is being viewed as a big move for what’s been a tightly-controlled socialistic economy. “For the first time since the early days of the…

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Mortgage Rates Drop Sharply This Week

Mortgage Rates Drop Sharply This Week Daily Real Estate News | Friday, November 04, 2011 The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, the most popular choice among home buyers, dropped to its second lowest reading on record this week, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. “Market concerns over the European debt market drew investors to…

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REALTOR.com Goes Global

REALTOR.com Goes Global Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, November 03, 2011 The National Association of REALTORS® and Move Inc. have announced the launch of the REALTOR.com International Web site. Available at www.REALTOR.com/International, the new site delivers 4.4 million for-sale property listings to buyers across the globe, as well as residential properties fed to the…

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Before Buying a Foreclosure: 3 Things to Consider

Before Buying a Foreclosure: 3 Things to Consider Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 02, 2011 Your buyers may be drawn to distressed properties. After all, “the No. 1 reason to buy a foreclosure is the potential for a good bargain,” says Daren Blomquist of RealtyTrac.com. Indeed, discounts often can range from to 20…

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First-time Home Buyers Haven’t Vanished

First-time Home Buyers Haven’t Vanished Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 02, 2011 First-time home buyers are snagging up homes at much the same pace they were before the first-time home buyers tax credit created a buying frenzy two years ago. Indeed, for the first seven months of this year first-time home buyers have…

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