Posts Tagged: "Real Estate News"

Bend Housing Market: Smiles

The National Association of Home Builders added Bend, OR; Phoenix, AZ; Bowling Green, KY and Lubbock, TX to its ‘100 Housing Markets that will be improving in May 2012’ list.

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Bend: Improving Housing Market

Bend’s housing market is on the mend, according to the folks who should know – the nation’s home builders – who on Monday added Bend to its list of improving markets.

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Flood of foreclosures to hit market

Now that a settlement has been agreed upon by the big five banks, we will be seeing more foreclosures. Although a flood of foreclosures hitting the market has its downsides, it is good for buyers that are looking at bank owned properties hoping to find a “good deal”.

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Record Low Mortgage Rates

The 15-year fixed rate hit yet another record and the 30 year fixed rate is just short of its own record low. Don’t pass up this great time to purchase a home.

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Green Home Trends

This “Going Green” article on Zillow Blog covers everything from replacing your light bulbs to upgrading to a composting toilet. Although a composting toilet might seem a little extreme, you might find some other ideas that would work for you.

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Short Sell To Avoid Foreclosure

Short Sale is a good option for struggling homeowners that are facing foreclosure. This MSN Real Estate article goes over some of the benefits.

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How HPF Can Help You

If you are struggling to make your mortgage payment, HPF Homeownership Preservation Foundation offers some help including reliable, free foreclosure prevention counseling and advice.

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Prices May Withstand Foreclosures

Another wave of foreclosures is on its way according to this article on AOL Real Estate.

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Remodeling Cost vs Value

Doing some remodeling might help you sell your home, but recouping the project costs is always a concern. Remodeling.hw.net has put together a great list showing the job cost verses resale value.

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Mortgage Debt Cancellation FAQ

If you are considering a Short Sale, understanding what Mortgage Debt Forgiveness is and how it works is important. This Realtor.org article explains everything you need to know.

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