Monthly Archives: August 2013

Home Builder Confidence Highest Level In Nearly 8 Years

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported Thursday that its Housing Market Index rose three points to a reading of 59 for August. Confidence among builders is likely growing in connection with stronger housing markets and high demand for homes. These conditions are being driven by short supplies of homes for sale in many […]

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Quick Tips To Beat The Heat And Save On Your Electric Bill

Summer always brings with it a hard choice: Do you turn down the thermostat to stay cool and resign yourself to high power bills? Or, do you sweat it out to save some dough? If you’ve been struggling with this dilemma, don’t fret. With a programmable thermostat, you can beat the heat and save money, […]

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RealtyTrac Report Shows Home Prices Increasing At Highest Rate Since 1977

U.S. housing markets continue to drive the economic recovery according to data released by RealtyTrac Inc. National home prices rose by 11.90 percent year-over-year for June. 48 states reported rising home prices with only Delaware and Mississippi reporting lower home prices. Nevada led the states with a 26.50 percent gain over June 2012. Cities also […]

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Important Tips To Do When Behind On Your Mortgage Payments

What happens if you go through a tough financial period and you find yourself behind on your mortgage payments for your home? If you are missing mortgage payments and are having difficulty paying, this can become a serious problem. Even just one missed payment can be difficult to catch up on, and if you are […]

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A Few Red Flags To Look For When Buying Real Estate

If you’re looking to purchase real estate, keep in mind that the homes you are considering might be in need of repairs or improvements. In a recent study done by a major home inspection company, at least 40 percent of previously owned homes on the market have at least one serious issue or defect. When […]

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Home Price Index Shows Rising Prices For May 2013

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index (HPI) released Tuesday presented solid evidence that the housing recovery continued during the month of May. The Case-Shiller 20-City Index showed increasing home prices for all 20 cities. Highest Year-Over-Year Gains Included Theses Cities: San Francisco, CA 24.50 percent Las Vegas, NV 23.30 percent Phoenix, AZ 20.60 percent Atlanta, GA […]

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Fed Meeting Statement Positive For Ongoing Mortgage Sector Support

There was potentially good news for mortgage rates on Wednesday as the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced that its quantitative easing (QE) program would remain unchanged for the present. Economists expect the Fed to begin tapering the amount of QE toward the end of the year in accordance with Chairman Ben Bernanke’s previous […]

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First Things First, What To Do Upon Moving Into Your New Home

If you have purchased a new home and are going to move in soon, what are the first few things that you will need to do upon moving into your new home? Moving can be very stressful, but having a checklist can make your move effortless. Here are 6 easy steps that can eliminate any […]

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Every Home In Idaho is now i-Phone Enabled

Now you can search for listings on your Apple Mobile Device. Simply click on the Icon below and enter the code 17484 17484                

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