Pending Home Sales Unexpectedly Spike In May

June 30, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to data from the National Association of REALTORS, the Pending Home Sales Index smashed analyst expectations, jumping 8 percent on a monthly basis in May.

Home Values Climb 0.8 Percent In April

June 29, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Maybe homes are holding value better than we thought.

Top 25 Least Expensive U.S. Cities

June 28, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

There are some U.S. towns in which the cost of living remains affordable — and downright cheap — as compared to the national average.

How Do I Clean Up A Broken Compact Fluorescent Bulb?

June 27, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, a poison to humans and pets. The EPA provides guidance on handling broken bulbs.

New Home Supplies Drop, And So Does Homebuilder Confidence

June 24, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Last month, the number of new homes sold on an annualized, seasonally-adjusted basis tallied 319,000. The May reading is the second-highest of the year, and 6 percent above the current 12-month average.

A Simple Explanation Of The Federal Reserve Statement (June 22, 2011 Edition)

June 22, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged within its current target range of 0.000-0.250 percent. The vote was 10-0 — the fourth straight unanimous vote for the nation’s Central Bank.

Existing Homes Sales Slip In May

June 22, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

Home resales slipped 4 percent in May, falling below the 5,000,000-unit mark on a seasonally-adjusted, annualized basis for the first time since February.

How To Clean Outdoor Furniture : Resin, Wood And Metal

June 20, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

This week marks the official start of Summer. If your home’s outdoor area has furniture on it, you’ll want to make sure that furniture is clean.

Housing Starts Climb Unexpectedly In May

June 17, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

The housing market received a jolt of good news Thursday. The Commerce Department reports that Single-Family Housing Starts improved in May.

Monthly Foreclosure Count Drops For 16th Straight Month

June 16, 2011 by John · Leave a Comment 

According to foreclosure-tracking firm RealtyTrac, monthly foreclosure filings fell 2 percent in May to just under 215,000 filings nationwide. Foreclosure counts have now dropped over 16 consecutive months, dating back to January 2010.

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