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5 Markets Prime for Appreciation

  According to recent research, home prices across the country will continue to appreciate over the next 12 months by as much as 5%. States on the West Coast are expected to appreciate the most, with prices expected to rise

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HUD Give Out $47 Million Dollars Towards Housing Counseling

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has said it will grant $47 million towards providing housing counseling that will help over 1 million families find housing or avoid foreclosure. HUD-approved housing counselors do a lot to aid homebuyers,

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Land Value

Land Value is the value of a piece of property, calculated by taking into account both the value of the land itself and any improvements that have been made to it. Land value increases when demand for land exceeds the

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Trending – Porch Pirates

It is that time of year again, where the holidays are fast approaching and online shopping is ramping up. However, it is also when work schedules are in full swing and no one is home during the day to bring

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Coldwell Banker Helps Put Over 20,000 Pets in Homes

In this day and age, pets are members of the family, and families and homes go hand in hand. Because of this, being considerate of pet-friendliness is one of the biggest priorities for realtors. Many real estate agencies are taking

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Trending – Renter’s Strikes

Because of overpopulation in cities, many landlords are raising rent prices to historically high numbers simply because they can. In bigger cities where there is no rent control mechanism in place, this has been driving tenants to take part in

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Zombie Foreclosure

A Zombie Foreclosure happens when owners of a home vacate because they incorrectly believe they have been foreclosed upon, when in fact the foreclosing lender has abandoned the foreclosure. If the lender abandons a foreclosure without telling the original owners,

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The Hottest Zip Codes for Millennials

Where are Millennials currently living? Where do they want to live? This question is extremely important for realtors to consider, because Millennials are making up a huge part of the market right now. According to the U.S. Census Bureau data,

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Real Estate Term of the Day – Seller-Paid Points

A seller-paid point is an offer made my a seller that includes an asset or cash offer means to rebate part of the purchase price. These are most commonly offered by the seller of a home to the buyer as

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Can a Neighbor’s Foreclosure Hurt Your Home’s Value?

The short answer is, yes. Obviously, when a home gets foreclosed upon, the biggest loss is for the owners of the house. But, studies done in the wake of the housing crisis found that areas where there have been foreclosures

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