Posted from RECON: Real Estate Center Online News DALLAS (Dallas Morning News) – North Texas preowned home sales were up 7 percent in June — the largest year-over-year monthly gain so far in 2014. Median sales prices rose 10 percent from a year ago to a record $199,900. Real estate agents sold 9,841 home last… Continue reading North Texas June Home Sales Up 7 Percent
What are the most searched neighborhoods in the country? Realtor.com® analyzed its ZIP code search data to determine the most-searched neighborhoods and hottest places to live in 2013. Noted for their great sense of community, small-town feel, charming homes, among other features, here are the cities that topped realtor.com®’s list: 1. Old Town: Chicago… Continue reading Top Five Searched Neighborhoods in 2013
Read the full article from CNN Money, “Steady December home sales capped the best year for the U.S. real estate market in five years,” here. For more information on building, buying, selling or leasing commercial or residential property anywhere in the world, contact Nicole Tucker, licensed agent with Keller Williams, Dallas Preston Road… Continue reading 2012 Home Sales: The Best in 5 Years!
from CCAR A false rumor about a transfer tax on all real estate sales is once again making the rounds on the Internet and in e-mails. The information being forwarded claims that the Affordable Care Act contains a 3.8% tax on all real estate sales. Not so. Though the act does include a 3.8% tax… Continue reading The truth about the Home Sales Tax
International homebuyers — those with permanent residences outside the U.S., recent immigrants and temporary visa holders — purchased $66 billion of U.S. residential property, or 7% of the market, in the year ending March 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The decline in real estate prices, an oversupply of housing, high foreclosure… Continue reading U.S. Housing Market Attracts International Buyers
CNBC and Bankrate.com just reported that home loan rates are at their all time lows. Yes, all time lows! This is great news for anyone who has yet to refinance to take advantage of the lowest rates ever recorded, or to purchase that new home or investment property more affordably than ever before. Both 30… Continue reading Special Alert: How to save thousands of dollars with lowest rates ever recorded!
The federal government’s standardized rules and forms for short sales took effect on Monday, April 5th. To learn about the rules, including changes announced just two weeks ago, watch this 14-minute video walk-through with Jeff Lischer, NAR managing director of regulatory policy. As always, contact a real estate professional experienced in your area and in… Continue reading Understanding Federal Short-Sale Rules