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Newly released federal data reaffirmed the continued strength of the housing market
Newly released federal data reaffirmed the continued strength of the housing market.   Sales of new single-family houses in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 610,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban... Keep Reading....
The next time you turn on a light switch or flush the toilet, be aware that you could be adding to your housing expenses
The next time you turn on a light switch or flush the toilet, be aware that you could be adding to your housing expenses. According to a new white paper published by ATTOM Data Solutions, utility costs—including electricity, natural gas, water and sewer—add 25 percent to monthly housing costs for... more
San Francisco is such an expensive property market–pause for reader to ask aloud, “How expensive is it?–that a 90-square-foot storage locker was recently acquired for $160,000
San Francisco is such an expensive property market–pause for reader to ask aloud, “How expensive is it?–that a 90-square-foot storage locker was recently acquired for $160,000.   According to a Yahoo Finance report, the residents of the Lumina luxury condominium in the city’s South of Market... more
When it comes to bouncing back, the Denver metro area housing market has seen the greatest level of recovery
When it comes to bouncing back, the Denver metro area housing market has seen the greatest level of recovery, while the market in Bakersfield, Calif., has seen the weakest recovery.   According to new data from HSH.com that analyzes the Federal Housing Finance Agency's Home Price Index as a basis... more
A large majority of lenders surveyed (73 percent) believe the Trump Administration’s policies will have a positive impact on the lending environment, according to the 2017 Lenders One Mortgage Barometer, a survey of 200 mortgage lending professionals.   “Despite some industry concerns over rising... more