“ Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation on how it shall be spent. ”
— Samuel Johnson
CareerBliss.com just released its new list of the Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs In America, Guess what job was first!
The bidding wars are back. Seemingly overnight, many of the nation’s major housing markets have gone from stagnant to sizzling, with for-sale listings drawing offers from a large number of house hunters.
Want to expand your market niche and make sure you’re targeting the right buyers? According to several different recent articles, here are three buyer groups to watch.
As the real estate market significantly rebounds, some buyers and sellers are dipping their toes in the waters for the first time. Inevitably, they come into the market with assumptions about how it works
A strong stock market, growing demand and limited inventory helped propel vacation home sales for the second year in a row in 2012
National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun was in Nashville Wednesday to speak to a group of real estate agents. Here are some forecasts from his crystal ball
Nearly eight in 10 Americans are unconvinced, according to the How Housing Matters survey conducted by Hart Research Associates
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages crept closer to their historic lows this week, a trend that could help the housing recovery strengthen
As inventories shrink and the REO landscape shifts again, the need for outsourced management decreases
Vacation home sales improved in 2012, while investment purchases remained elevated for a second consecutive year
The median price of single-family homes sold leapt in March to $392,000. A severe shortage of homes for sale is driving the jump
I know I’m not the first to say it — and I hope I don’t jinx anything — but it sure seems like Portland’s real estate resurgence has taken hold
here’s a new list of 25 top retirement places for those who want a certain high-end retirement lifestyle, regardless of expense
The nation’s unemployment rate fell this morning to 7.6%. That’s good news…right?Home prices are rising smartly around the country. That’s good news…right?Wrong…on both counts
Trulia’s Chief Economist reveals the latest findings from the Trulia Price Monitor and Trulia Rent Monitor to review how rents for single-family homes in the markets where investors have been buying and renting out homes
That does it. China‘s real estate is officially a runaway train
Yet, we still have a ways to go before we can expect there to be more homes for sale each month, than there were the same month last year
The U.S. economy will face the brunt of massive federal spending cuts just as growth in private sector jobs is plunging, according to government data released Friday
Spring is officially underway, and while our focus has swung toward outdoor projects, it’s not all daffodils and sunny skies for homeowners this season
While today’s job’s report was disappointing on nearly all fronts, there was one bright spot that shone through the dismal numbers: sustained construction-job growth
With tighter inventories of homes for sale, buyers are finding increased competition through bidding wars. But the bidding may not be between only one or two other buyers — more bidding wars are popping up where dozens or even hundreds of other buyers are all competing for the same property
The Obama administration is making a push for home loans to be more available to those with weaker credit, adding that the housing recovery is leaving too many potential home buyers behind — particularly young professionals — who can’t qualify for financing
After seven months of gains, this month’s list of improving housing markets remained mostly unchanged in April, holding at 273 metros, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index. The list reflects metros from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia
The latest data from the Obama Administration revealed important progress in the housing rebound, but much like the last scorecard, it continues to warn that the overall recovery remains fragile.
One of life’s luxuries is being able to afford a vacation home. But don’t underestimate its true cost—especially if you plan to rent it out
For more opinions on today’s real estate issues, visit CBBain’s “In The Know” blog at www.cbbaincareers.com/blog
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