Real Estate


Why Open Houses Are An Opportunity for Sellers

7:30 am, April 10, 2014

It's time for a bumper crop of open houses, an opportunity for buyers — and sellers too — to assess the market first-hand.


The Revolutionary New Way for Recent Grads to Find Apartments

8:23 am, April 09, 2014

The Next Step Realty focuses on recent grads moving to metropolitan areas in a client-focused approach to real estate in what can be an expensive and slimy sector.


How Healthy Is the Housing Market? One Stat Tells All

7:39 am, April 08, 2014

Data on prices and sales show a pretty nice recovery, but the standout stat is foreclosures: The "foreclosure inventory" dropped by 35% in the 12 months ended in ...

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These Are the Careers Leading to Homeownership

8:15 am, April 04, 2014

Ranchers and other Americans in certain occupations have unusually high homeownership rates, for reasons you might not guess.

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Housing Shortage Presents Challenges for Buyers

8:12 am, April 04, 2014

While the housing demand continues to outpace supply in various urban pockets around the U.S., potential homeowners are faced with competing bids from other buyers.

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3 Keys to Buying a Vacation Home

12:01 pm, April 03, 2014

The weekend retreat market is hot – here's how to snag your recreational real estate.

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Where to Find Real Estate Rental Returns of 30%

9:55 am, April 03, 2014

Looking for a monthly income and an asset that (generally) appreciates? You may want to look here.

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Mortgage Rates Have Stayed Low, So Should You Make Extra Principal Payments?

4:44 am, March 31, 2014

A prepayment is a payment above what's required for a given month. It reduces the principal, or loan balance. Owing less, the homeowner is then charged less for interest.

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Housing Inventory on the Rise in Texas and California

1:51 pm, March 28, 2014

Among the ten largest markets still registering inventory declines from a year ago are Denver and Chicago with median list prices of 19.6% and 14.3%, respectively. ...

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5 Places Minimum Wage Earners Can Buy a Three-Bedroom Home

8:15 am, March 28, 2014

America's $7.25-an-hour minimum wage doesn't go far these days, but in these places it can get you to homeownership.

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