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3 Ways Clean Floors Help Sell Your Home Faster

Have you ever walked into a home for sale and looked down to see stained carpet or scratched and worn flooring? If so, you would probably agree that it doesn’t leave a positive first impression. . . . → Read More: 3 Ways Clean Floors Help Sell Your Home Faster

New Home Sales Remain Elevated Into Q4 2012

According to the Commerce Department, New Home Sales slipped 1,000 units last month, falling to 368,000 units on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. . . . → Read More: New Home Sales Remain Elevated Into Q4 2012

HOA : The Role Of Homeowners Associations In Housing Communities

For homes governed by an HOA, membership in the homeowners association is a condition of purchase; buyer are not permitted to opt-out. . . . → Read More: HOA : The Role Of Homeowners Associations In Housing Communities

New Home Supply Remains Firmly In “Seller’s Market” Territory

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of new homes sold jumped to 389,000 units in September 2012 on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis. . . . → Read More: New Home Supply Remains Firmly In “Seller’s Market” Territory

What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : October 22, 2012

Mortgage markets worsened last week, taking mortgage rates higher. The Federal Open Market Committee meets this week. . . . → Read More: What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week : October 22, 2012

Single-Family Housing Starts Rise To 4-Year High

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis, Single-Family Housing Starts rose to 603,000 last month, an 11 percent increase from the month prior and the highest reading in more than 4 years. . . . → Read More: Single-Family Housing Starts Rise To 4-Year High

Home Builder Confidence Moves To 6-Year High

Tuesday, the National Association of Homebuilders reported its monthly Housing Market Index (HMI) at 41, a one-tick improvement from September and the highest HMI value since June 2006 — a span of 77 months. . . . → Read More: Home Builder Confidence Moves To 6-Year High

With Tomorrow’s Job Report Due, Mortgage Rates May Finally Rise

Friday morning, at 8:30 AM ET, the government releases its Non-Farm Payrolls report for September. Mortgage rates may rise if job growth was strong. . . . → Read More: With Tomorrow’s Job Report Due, Mortgage Rates May Finally Rise

How To Help Your Home Appraise At Its Fair Market Value

Home appraisals thwart 33 percent of home purchase contracts nationwide. Here are steps you can take to help your home appraise at value. . . . → Read More: How To Help Your Home Appraise At Its Fair Market Value

Housing Starts Move To 2-Year High

Wednesday, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Housing Starts for single-family homes up 5.5 percent in August to a seasonally-adjusted, annualized count of 535,000 units nationwide. . . . → Read More: Housing Starts Move To 2-Year High