Monthly Archives: July 2012

Housing Now Driving Recovery?


A long-term solution is needed and that means having a stable monetary policy with a tax policy that makes sense so business owners can make plans. While the Federal Government can make-believe with such insane tools like a “continuing resolution”, … Continue reading

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Pending Home Sales Slip in June, Remain above a Year Ago


Pending home sales declined in June but marked 14 consecutive months of year-over-year gains, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, slipped 1.4 percent to 99.3 in June … Continue reading

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Tax Policy Impacts Housing Market Healing


Few can argue that when job creators are able to plan for the future and grow, they have the most significant impact on housing affordability in the sense that when prospective buyers have a relatively secure jobs they too can plan … Continue reading

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Seller Price Support Growing; June Purchase Contracts Down on Fewer Listings


We’ve been predicting it for many months in Tucson and we’ve been proven correct. Locally resale home inventory is down significantly year-over-year and many Tucson zip codes have less than 2 months of inventory.  Nationally the same pattern is emerging. Home buyers … Continue reading

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5 Great Tips for Buying a Home


With great opportunities abounding in the housing market and historically-low interest rates still intact, consumers can secure record-breaking values on a home purchase, according to New York-based real estate attorney Adam Leitman Bailey. “Incredible deals are on the market and … Continue reading

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When Price Reduction Isn’t An Option


When you won’t or can’t lower the price to get you hoem sold any further and you’re still not getting any nibbles, it’s time to get serious. Outlandish incentives may make headlines, but the incentives with the most power to get a home … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Releases June Housing Scorecard


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released the June edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data in the June … Continue reading

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July 2012 Oro Valley Housing Report Is Available


Isolating on Oro Valley, as of June 2012 active inventory was 273, a 26% decrease from June 2011. There were 67 closings in June 2012, 26% above June 2011. Months of Inventory  was 4.1, down from 6.9 in June 2011. … Continue reading

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Breaking News about Resale Home Contracts


Huge news on signed real estate contracts.  Contracts to purchase previously owned U.S. homes matched a two-year high in May, fueling optimism the housing market is poised for a recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday its Pending … Continue reading

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Should I Sell My House Now?


There have been more and more reports showing that the housing market is beginning to recover. This has caused angst among some homeowners who are considering whether or not to sell their house in the next several months. With the market showing … Continue reading

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