Existing Home Sales Down 1.5% from 2017

According to data recently released by the National Association of Realtors, existing home sales remained steady in August after four months of decline.  However, they also report that sales are down 1.5% from one year ago.  There were 1.92 million existing homes available for sale at the end...
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If You See Something, Say Something

This Tuesday, September 25th is national “If You See Something, Say Something” Awareness Day.  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security implemented this campaign to engage the public in protecting our homeland through awareness-building, partnerships, and other outreach.  We all must remember that one of the blessings we share...
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Best Places to Live in America?

Where are the best places to live in America?  That’s surely a loaded question and one that Realtor.com recently put to the test for the 2nd year in a row.  They teamed up with Money magazine and looked at over 135k data points at places with populations greater...
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Chimney Anatomy

With one more week of Summer before us it’s time to start thinking about Fall maintenance.  With that being said there is one important element of a house that often gets overlooked and can cause a lot of financial hardship if not properly maintained…your chimney.  But what exactly...
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On & Off-Campus Housing Costs in Big College Towns

Recently we posted about college towns with the best returns on investment.  If you’ve invested in student housing, your property(s) probably just come back to life as students recently returned to big cities & small towns all across the country.  These investments can be very lucrative as well...
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8 Unique Ways to Find Distressed Properties

FortuneBuilders nailed it when they said that distressed properties serve as the source of some of the best deals to be had on the market, and can be found in many different forms.  Indeed….Today’s infographic from FB illustrates eight unique ways to find distressed properties….Happy Friday!!! Hat Tip...
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Total U.S. Construction Spending Up 5.8% from 2017

The U.S. government is reporting that total construction spending in July was estimated at $ 1,315.4 billion, which is 0.1% higher than June’s revised estimate and 5.8% higher than July, 2017.  Residential construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $ 560.1 billion in July, 0.6% higher...
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