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Real Estate Watch: Higher rates and rents for homes ahead in 2013

Real Estate Watch: Higher rates and rents for homes ahead in 2013News from San Jose Mercury News: Whether you are a homeowner seeking to refinance, a homebuyer or a renter, expect higher housing costs this winter. Certain mortgage fees are rising, especially for those with small down payments. Luckily for borrowers, low mortgage rates are […]

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Blackstone Venture to Sell Senior Homes for $1.7 Billion

Blackstone Venture to Sell Senior Homes for $ 1.7 BillionNews from Bloomberg: A Blackstone Group LP (BX) fund and Emeritus Corp. (ESC) agreed to sell a group of senior housing properties to HCP Inc. (HCP) for $ 1.73 billion, the largest deal for a health-care real estate investment trust this year. Blackstone Real Estate Partners […]

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US builders increase spending on homes, cut commercial real estate and gov’t …

US builders increase spending on homes, cut commercial real estate and gov’t …News from Washington Post: WASHINGTON — U.S. builders spent more to construct homes in August, further evidence of a housing rebound. Still, the increase couldn’t offset cuts in public projects and commercial real estate. Overall construction spending dipped 0.7 percent in August from […]

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Real estate agents say US homes selling faster after hitting the market than a …

Real estate agents say US homes selling faster after hitting the market than a …News from Washington Post: LOS ANGELES — U.S. homes are taking less time to sell than a year ago, reflecting more homebuyer demand and fewer bank-owned homes and other properties available for sale in some markets. The National Association of Realtors […]

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Real estate agents help local ‘heroes’ buy homes

Real estate agents help local ‘heroes’ buy homesNews from Washington Post: Anyone who has bought a house knows that securing a permanent corner of the world costs far more than the price listed on a glossy brochure. There are appraisals, closing costs, real estate broker commissions — an intimidating litany of “to-dos” with dollar signs […]

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Real estate industry fears homes will flood market as prices rise

Real estate industry fears homes will flood market as prices riseNews from Charleston Post Courier: Photo by Tyrone Walker After dozens of lookers and no buyers, Dixon Whitmire of Summerville decided to take his house off the market until real estate demand improves. Real estate professionals worry that homes like Whitmire’s, along with foreclosures owned […]

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Â’Shadow inventoryÂ’ of homes could topple real-estate recovery

Â’Shadow inventoryÂ’ of homes could topple real-estate recoveryNews from Sun-Sentinel:Officially, there are 3.5 million homes for sale nationwide. But there are millions more lurking in the shadows — hidden neatly away on banks’ balance sheets, stalled in foreclosure court proceedings, or simply occupied by nonpaying owners as lenders wait months or years before taking action. […]

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‘Shadow inventory’ of homes could topple real-estate recovery

‘Shadow inventory’ of homes could topple real-estate recoveryNews from MiamiHerald.com: Officially, there are 3.5 million homes for sale nationwide. But there are millions more lurking in the shadows — hidden neatly away on banks’ balance sheets, stalled in foreclosure court proceedings, or simply occupied by nonpaying owners as lenders wait months or years before taking […]

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Real estate brokers just want to move homes

Real estate brokers just want to move homes News from Detroit Free Press: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac rely on a network of real estate brokers to sell foreclosed homes in southeast Michigan, but knowledge of the neighborhood and getting top dollar aren’t always a requirement. Many of the brokers are more keen on selling […]

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Bozzuto Homes Names New Senior Director of Marketing

Bozzuto Homes Names New Senior Director of Marketing News from Sacramento Bee: GREENBELT, Md., July 25, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt-MD based real estate services company, today announced that Cathy Leaning has been named senior director of marketing for Bozzuto Homes, one of its six companies. Leaning previously served as senior […]

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