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Things to Consider Before Renting a Home You Can’t Sell?

In this difficult housing market, more and more homeowners are considering renting their house instead of adjusting the price. We strongly believe that residential real estate is a great investment and therefore can understand this thinking. However, if you have no desire to actually become an educated investor in this sector, you may be headed for more trouble than you were looking for. 

The new real estate boom: rentals!!!

Home prices and sales may be flat, but the rental industry is booming. The percentage of renters is on the rise, the number of households is increasing, and more Americans are downsizing, all of which point in a single direction: rents are on the rise. 

FSBO a No Go!

This blog prides itself on the quality of real estate information we deliver each and every day. We try to gather empirical evidence to validate the positions we take. We do not use just an anecdotal story to make a point. We also do not get caught up in the sensationalism of the moment. However, today will be different.

Latest Market Statistics!!! August 2011

  • Sales of single family homes and condos – up 24% (from 336 sold in August 2010 to 416 sold in August 2011)
  • Prices – Median price of single family homes and condos sold down 4.4% (from $332,250 in August 2010 to $317,750 in August 2011)
  • Inventory – almost the same (3,179 on August 31, 2010 and 3,176 on August 31, 2011)

Opportunity knocks

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Just Released!!! New Market Statistics!!!

Sales of single family homes and condos – down 9.72% (from 494 sold in June
2010 to 446 sold in June 2011)

Prices – Median price of single family homes and condos sold down 7.51% (from
$353,750 in June 2010 to $327,200 in June 2011)

Inventory – up 6.04% (from 3,195 on June 30, 2010 to 3,388 on June 30, 2011)

Top 5 Real Estate Headlines in the 1st Half of 2011

We have reached the midway point of the year. Today, I want to look back over the first six months and give you what I believe were the five items that have had the biggest impact on the real estate industry so far this year.

10 Dos & Don'ts for Summer Open Houses

‘Tis the season for Open Houses, here's a list of pointers for both buyers and sellers about what to do – and what not to do – at this summer’s Open Houses.

When Will Home Prices Rise?