From the monthly archives:

August 2009

10 Of The Best-Selling Communities In America

August 31, 2009
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Based on new home sales data, Builder Magazine has selected ten communities that are leading the way in sales nationwide – including Lennar’s Stoneybrook at Venice Manors in southwest Florida. Find out how these ten communities have managed to stay strong during challenging market conditions, and how they could represent the future of the housing […]

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Why It's A Great Time For First-Time Homebuyers

August 31, 2009
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In today’s real-estate environment, renters might think the days of first-time home-buying assistance are over. But that couldn’t be further from the truth, experts say. Combine the availability of first-time buyer programs with low interest rates and low home prices, and you have one of the best times in recent history for first-time buyers to […]

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Feds Steady Housing Market, Perhaps Permanently

August 31, 2009
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Home sales are showing faint signs of life only after massive federal rescue efforts, raising questions about whether the government will ever be able to withdraw its support without prompting another collapse in the housing market. Some analysts say the government may be permanently in the mortgage business after taking control of Fannie Mae and […]

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Why Fundamentals Of The Housing Market Are Ridiculously Strong

August 29, 2009
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Dr. Steve Sjuggerud from Daily Wealth points out some keen insights about the current housing market. He suggests that supply hasn’t been this low in a long time, and yet housing is very affordable. These are some of the reasons that real estate could be one of the best places to put your money right […]

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Home Builders: Homebuyer Tax Credit Key To Economic Recovery

August 29, 2009
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In an interview with U.S. News & World Report, Jerry Howard, President and CEO of the National Association of Home Builders, explained how the U.S. housing industry could play a key role in the nation’s economic recovery. [Read this article]

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Top 10 Signs Of A Housing Bottom

August 29, 2009
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This article from Housing Predictor, a real estate and forecasting site, highlights the top ten signs that a housing bottom may be near. [Read this article]

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Another Dozen Housing Markets Improve

August 29, 2009
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Following up from a similar report in June, The Good News Economist reveals 12 more housing markets that are showing pricing improvement. “A jump in the national S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index further clarifies that the price drops of the past few years are now over.” [Read this article]

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Mixed Housing Data: Clearing Up The Picture

August 29, 2009
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Following the release of both the National Association of Realtors and the S&P Case-Shiller data for existing home sales, as well as the U.S. Census new home sales data for July, John Lounsbury analyzes the mixed results to determine whether a housing bottom is near or has been reached. [Read this article]

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Housing Bottom: Are We There Yet?

August 29, 2009
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Based on recent positive news for the housing industry, August has been a bit kinder to U.S. homeowners. Is the housing market back on track? And how can we be sure? Mainstreet looks at some of the indicators that would, if they transpire, suggest that the U.S. housing market has finally hit bottom. [Read this […]

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Only A Few More Days Left To Enter Lennar’s Poetry Contest On Facebook

August 28, 2009
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Lennar’s “It All Begins At HOME” Poetry Contest on Facebook ends on Monday, August 31st. That leaves only a few days for Fans of Lennar to enter their poems for the chance to win a new iMac. [Visit Lennar on Facebook for details]

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