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Women Homebuying Facts

What is the purchasing power of women when it comes to buying a home?  Mortgage insurer MGIC recently pulled together the following data to illustrate the purchasing power of women when it comes to homebuying.  After all, the 2nd largest group of homebuyers, after married couples, are single...
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Total U.S. Construction Up Slightly

The U.S. Department of Commerce is reporting that construction spending during October, 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $ 1,172 trillion which is 0.5% above September’s number and 3.4% higher than one year ago.  Total spending through October was $ 972.2 billion, 4.5% higher...
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Q3 National Apartment Vacancy Rate is 4.4%

Q3 National Apartment Vacancy Rate is 4.4% According to apartment data provider REIS the national apartment market’s vacancy rate was 4.4% in Q4 2016.  In their data from the top 50 apartment markets, they report new construction levels that haven’t been seen since 1998.  In addition, they predict...
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Five Real Estate Trends That Will Shape 2017?

The folks over at Realtor.com recently came up with a list of five trends that they believe will shape the world of real estate in 2017.  As in years past, their economic team analyzed economic indicators and market data to come up with their predictions for the coming...
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Foreclosure Starts Hit Lowest Level Since 2005

In their “first look” report for October 2016, Black Knight Financial Services is reporting that foreclosure starts have hit their lowest level since January 2005.  According to the report, October saw were 56,500 foreclosure starts (lowest in nearly 12 years) as well as a lower prepayment level than...
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7 Strategies for Investing in International Real Estate

7 Strategies for Investing in International Real Estate Investing in the international real estate can be as risky as it is profitable. Unlike other types of investments, it generally requires a higher initial investment, as well as more research. However, it can be immensely profitable as well. There...
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