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U.S. Home Buyers Push Existing Home Sales Slightly Higher in January

Feb 24, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Sales of existing homes in the United States increased 0.4 percent in January while the supply of homes on the market declined to its lowest level in 13 years, Reuters reported February 21, 2012. 

The National Association of Realtors provided the data. 

January was the second highest rate of sales since November 2009 when the federal home buyer tax credit was set to expire.


Topics: Real Estate Market, Massachusetts Home Prices, National Association of Realtors, New Construction

What Exactly is a Massachusetts Realtor?

Feb 8, 2013 9:11:00 AM

In real estate, there are dozens of industry terms that can be confusing or overwhelming.  Condex, LTV, ARM, Assessed vs. Appraise valued, FSBO, REO, Short Sale, BOM, etc.  It’s endless.

There are even many different ways to refer to real estate agents: agent, broker, realtor.  Are these terms all the same thing; can they be used interchangeably?  Here is some clarification on what each title means and what exactly is a Massachusetts Realtor.


Topics: Home-buying Tips, Massachusetts Association of Realtors, Real Estate Misc., National Association of Realtors

2012 Most Affordable Year For U.S. Home Buyers

Jan 9, 2013 6:24:00 PM

With data available through November, 2012 will go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for home buyers who could obtain a mortgage, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).


Topics: Real Estate Market, Real Estate Misc., National Association of Realtors

Arguments For And Against Mortgage Interest Tax Deduction

Dec 30, 2012 7:30:00 AM

There have been many consequences discussed if the politicians in Washington don't come to an agreement on the so-called "fiscal cliff" budget and tax crisis by December 31, 2012. 


Topics: Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Misc., Mortgage Rates & News, National Association of Realtors


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