Friday, January 27, 2012

Home Sales Continue to Improve

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Home sales ended a difficult year on a high note, resulting in a gain in full-year sales volume.The National Association of Realtors reported that the annual sales pace in December reached 4.6 million homes, up 5% from November's pace and 3.6% from a year ago.

It was the third straight month of improvement in the pace of sales. The fourth-quarter sales volume lifted full-year sales to 4.26 million homes, up 1.7% from 2010 levels.
"The pattern of home sales in recent months demonstrates a market in recovery," said Lawrence Yun, the group's chief economist. "Record low mortgage interest rates, job growth and bargain home prices are giving more consumers the confidence they need to enter the market." Home prices, however, remained depressed, largely because distressed sales continue to make up a significant part of the market.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cashing In On Rental Property

THE CASE FOR BUYING NOW Many factors make this a great time to invest. Mortgage rates are at a 40-year low, and homes in many areas are ultra-cheap. Meanwhile, demand for rentals has risen in more than 500 cities, according to recent Census data. That, in turn, has enabled landlords to charge more., a real estate research firm, reports that rents nationwide jumped 11.6% in 2010, to $1,320 a month. You'll need that rental income to tide you over until home prices bounce back; in fact, the typical investor today plans to hold for 10 years, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

LEASE OPTION! Quiet Valley Rancher on Large Lot with Mature Trees!

17722 E. Sprague Ave.
3bd/1ba/1 car garage
Lease Option! Quiet Valley rancher on large lot with mature trees. Most remodeling complete-just needs a few finishing details to shine! Newer roof, vinyl windows, wood floors, updated kitchen with tile floors. Three good sized bedrooms and main floor laundry and large living room wioth lots of light. Possible lease purchase at $1000/month. CLA for details.
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