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  Do Homeowners Insurance Costs Vary? The location of your home, its construction and condition all play a part in how much you pay for home insurance (and so do YOU).  Homeowners insurance costs vary widely among providers.  Insurance companies assess risk in different ways so it is important to compare homeowner insurance quotes to… [Read More]

Existing Home Sales Rise

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The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reported on Monday that Existing Home Sales in March rose 1.1 percent from February to an annual rate of 5.60 million annualized units, above the 5.57 million expected. However, sales are down 1.2 percent from March 2017 due in part to continued low inventories and affordability issues. Total housing… [Read More]

Home Purchase Mortgage Loans on the Rise

Home Buyers Increase

CoreLogic reports that rising incomes and consumer confidence have increased the number of prospective home buyers. The increase in potential home buyers coupled with limited inventories of homes for sale on the market continue to drive prices higher. They also report that home prices nationwide, including distressed sales, rose 6.6% year over year in the… [Read More]

Home Prices Up

Home Prices Up

The S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Home Price Index rose 6.4 percent year over year, which was in line with estimates. National home prices were up 6.2% in November year over year and are 6 percent higher than their 2006 peak. Those in the top 20 cities are still 1.1% lower, however. “Home prices continue to rise… [Read More]