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Don’t Fear Falling Prices

Yale Professor Robert Shiller, whose Case-Shiller 20-city home price index has become an industry standard, says people shouldn’t fear gradually falling home prices.

Foreign Buyers Look to U.S. Housing

The strength of the Canadian dollar, the euro, and other foreign currencies, on top of a slowdown in the U.S. real estate market, is making the United States an enticing place for foreigners to buy property.

Jackson names three local housing developments recipients of 2007 Best in American Living Award

WASHINGTON - February 11, 2008 - Three local housing developments in Blacksburg, Virginia; Palm Desert, California; and Denton Texas are the recipients of the 2007 Best in American Living Award for their design excellence and innovative approaches in affordable homeownership.

Sharp Decline in Housing and Mortgage Activity Expected Again This Year

In the second year of an ongoing housing recession, measures of housing activity deteriorated sharply. The 25 percent decline in total housing starts in 2007 nearly doubled the drop in 2006. The decrease was more pronounced in single-family starts, which were down 28.6 percent, compared with an 8.3 percent drop for multifamily starts.

Million-Dollar Starter Homes

Step into the Manhattan offices of Prudential Douglas Elliman, and you'll see potential buyers negotiating million dollar-plus apartment purchases

Million-Dollar Starter Homes

Step into the Manhattan offices of Prudential Douglas Elliman, and you'll see potential buyers negotiating million dollar-plus apartment purchases

What $1 Million Buys In Homes Across The U.S.

That's because nationwide, homeowners are slashing asking prices, often by significant margins, making this year's list of million-dollar properties much more palatable than those in years past. These homes are still beyond the means of the average American, but there's some comfort in a million-dollar home looking like a million-dollar home rather than a hastily built McMansion or a shoebox-sized studio apartment.

GREENGUARD 2008 Memorial Fellowship Winners Will Examine Design Process/Chemicals to Determine Affects on Health

GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), the pre-eminent brand in indoor air quality, congratulates the recipients for this year's Ken Dillon Memorial Fellowship for Indoor Environmental Quality Design.

The Real Estate Roundtable Praises

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — "We applaud President Bush’s leadership and the swift bipartisan Congressional action to enact this important economic stimulus package. This legislation will spur consumer spending, provide additional refinancing options to homeowners, boost confidence and encourage businesses to accelerate investments.

DETROIT, STOCKTON, LAS VEGAS POST HIGHEST 2007 METRO FORECLOSURE RATES

RealtyTrac the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released its Year-End 2007 Metropolitan Foreclosure Report, which shows Detroit, Stockton, Calif., and Las Vegas documented the three highest foreclosure rates among the nation’s 100 largest metro areas during 2007.

Avoid These 5 Listing Presentation Pitfalls

Every listing presentation is a job interview. You are applying with the sellers for the opportunity to sell their home. And you need to convince them that you are the best real estate professional for the job.

In Milwaukee, A Foreclosure Glut

Via Marie Rohde and Ben Poston at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a look at just how much foreclosure activity has impacted the local real estate market: After a record year for foreclosures, a stunning 1,000 Milwaukee County properties already have been scheduled for sheriff’s sales in the first nine weeks of 2008, with a record 200 put up for sale in just one day earlier this month, records show.

State Foreclosure Prevention Group Produces Report On Mortgage Loss Mitigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The State Foreclosure Prevention Working Group, a multi-state task force organized last summer by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller to work with subprime mortgage loan servicers to reduce the number of unnecessary foreclosures by encouraging loan modifications and other sustainable, long-term solutions, released its first subprime mortgage servicing performance data report on Thursday.

Top 10 Rural Places to Live

The Progressive Farmer magazine has released its annual rankings of best places to live in rural counties. The selection is based on school quality, access to health care, low crime, and affordable farmland.

Freddie Mac Sets New Multifamily Record for 2007 Transactions

McLean, VA - February 04, 2008 - Freddie Mac announced today that it purchaseda record $44.7 billion in new multifamily business transactions in 2007, a 55 percent increase over the 2006 volume of $28.8 billion. This volume includes approximately $3.7 billion in targeted affordable housing products, which finance apartments that receive some form of government subsidy.

Bush Administration seeks $38.5 billion HUD budget in 2009

WASHINGTON – The Bush Administration’s Fiscal Year 2009 Budget seeks $38.5 billion for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which represents a $3.2 billion or nine percent increase over the President’s proposed budget for FY 2008 and $1 billion more than HUD’s current budget authority.

Legislation Would Enable Tens of Thousands of Families in Danger of Foreclosure to Refinance...

Washington, DC – In response to the escalating housing crisis that is devastating communities, shaking our economy, and putting the financial security of millions of families at risk, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton introduced the Mortgage Refinancing Initiative of 2008 which would provide an opportunity for at-risk households to refinance unworkable mortgages.

America’s Hardest-Hit Foreclosure Spots

What could be worse than getting behind on mortgage payments? Owing your lender more than your home is worth. That's what's happening to homeowners across the country, many of whom just a couple of years ago opted for interest-only or adjustable-rate mortgages.

DOL Grant to Address Shortage of Energy Sector Workers

Under the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative (HGJTI), the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL-ETA) has announced the availability of approximately $10 million in grant funds for high-impact regional approaches to meet the workforce challenges of the energy industry and/or address the shortage of construction and skilled trade workers needed to maintain and expand the energy industry infrastructure

U.S. FORECLOSURE ACTIVITY INCREASES 75 PERCENT IN 2007

RealtyTrac the leading online marketplace for foreclosure properties, today released year-end data from its 2007 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows a total of 2,203,295 foreclosure filings — default notices, auction sale notices and bank repossessions — were reported on 1,285,873 properties nationwide during the year, up 75 percent from 2006.

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Hardwood Floors in Your Home

11 Solid Benefits of Hardwood Floors in Your Home

Are you replacing floors in your home but can’t decide whether carpet, tile, or wood is the best option? Even though the choice is difficult, hardwood flooring has several advantages over other surfaces.