Monthly Archives: December 2011

Buyer vs. Seller on Home Prices

While buyers are feeling good about the housing market, sellers have never felt so bad, a new report says. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us on Facebook: … Continue reading

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International Buyers Scoop Up U.S. Bargains

Snowbirds from Canada, Asia, and Europe are flocking to buy low-priced seasonal homes in popular destination spots, such as Florida, Texas, and California. International ownership in the U.S. is now at 8 percent and worth $82 billion. Go to Source … Continue reading

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Lenders Gain More Acceptance Over Short Sales

The number of short sales increased in 2011 while foreclosures decreased. Lenders are now more willing to accept a buyer’s short sale offer, helping struggling home owners avoid foreclosure. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates End the Year Near Record Lows

For the ninth consecutive week, 30-year fixed-rate mortgages have been at or below 4 percent, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 … Continue reading

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Positive Market Report Sends Housing Stocks Soaring

Good news spread Thursday for home builders, home improvement companies, and mortgage lenders, as stocks ticked up after a newly-released NAR housing report showed better days ahead. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: … Continue reading

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What Had the Biggest Impact on Housing in 2011?

Have you been keeping up-to-date with the biggest real estate stories shaping the industry in 2011? Here’s a review of a few of the top real estate issues from the year, and why you need to know about them. Go … Continue reading

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Nearby Billboards Hurt Property Values, Study Suggests

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Living near a billboard can lower your home value, according to a new report, “Beyond Aesthetics: How Billboards Affect Economic Prosperity,” by urban planner Jonathan Snyder. Researchers analyzed homes in Philadelphia near billboards to … Continue reading

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3 Cities Where Prices Appreciated the Most in 2011

Some cities saw big increases in home prices this year. See which three experienced the largest jumps. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SNJHomes

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Distressed Commercial Properties Level Off

Are better days ahead for commercial real estate? A new report shows the number of distressed commercial properties is flattening out. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ Like Us … Continue reading

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FHA Extends Anti-Flipping Waiver to Speed Sales

“It’s certainly an inducement to move real estate and reduce inventories,” says one investor about the extension of a waiver regarding flipped properties. Go to Source The Iwaniw Team Residential Marketing Specialists @Avalar Atlantic Properties Direct: 856-318-9098 Cell: 856-404-5635 http://www.iwaniw.com/ … Continue reading

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