January Existing-Home Sales Hold with Steady Price Gains, Seller’s Market Developing

Existing-home sales edged up in January, while a seller’s market is developing and home prices continue to rise steadily above year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Sales rose in every region but the West, which is the region most constrained by limited inventory.   Total existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that […]

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Real Trends Housing Market Report – February 2013

Real Trends released their February 2013 Real Estate Housing Market Report, in which they report there was continued good news for the housing market in January, with sales figures up a national average of 12.1 percent compared to a year ago. [iframe align=”middle” allowfullscreen=”” frameborder=”1″ height=”280″ scrolling=”no” src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/29Vzhp5dNBM” width=”500″] Source: REAL Trends Inc.  

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Remodeling’s ‘Value’ on the Upswing

Now that the housing market is back, home improvements are, too. And they’re paying off better than in years past. 2013 is shaping up pretty sweetly for home owners. First, there were the home owner-centric tax benefits (energy tax credits, PMI deduction, mortgage debt forgiveness) that Congress and the President extended through 2013; and now, […]

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NVAR’s “Face of Foreclosure” report debunks threat of “shadow inventory,” suggests ways lawmakers can help Nevadans move past foreclosure crisis

After studying the foreclosure issue for nearly four years, the Nevada Association of REALTORS® (NVAR) released its latest “Face of Foreclosure” report, offering recommendations for state lawmakers and discounting fears about a so-called “shadow inventory” of foreclosed homes. NVAR President Patty Kelley said the issue has changed substantially since NVAR started researching its first “Face […]

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Girls on the Run Volunteer Information Session

Learn how you can inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Join Girls on the Run for their next volunteer information session in Incline Village. Wednesday, February 27th 5:30 pm Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV   For more information: www.girlsontherunsierras.org Office: (530) 567-2144 [email protected]   Lakeshore Realty […]

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Why banks prefer their own loan mods

When the government created the Home Affordable Modification Program, millions of struggling homeowners were given hope that they would be able to modify their mortgages and keep their homes. HAMP would help 4 million borrowers, they were told. Four years and millions of foreclosures later, HAMP has only helped about 1.1 million borrowers. With less […]

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