From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Help “Make Magic!” This Holiday Season At Lennar’s Food & Toy Drive In Maryland & Pennsylvania

November 30, 2009
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Lennar is hosting a “Make Magic!” food and toy drive benefiting the Willis McGahee Foundation, now through December 15th at all of its communities throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania. Area residents are encouraged to visit any of Lennar’s twelve Welcome Home Centers in Maryland and Pennsylvania to donate any non-perishable food item or a new unwrapped […]

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Six Ways To Boost The Resale Value Of Your Home – Even In A Down Market

November 30, 2009
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It’s no secret that the old real estate adage tells us that only three things determine the value of your home – location, location, location. But the reality is that there’s plenty you can do with most any piece of property to get a higher selling price in almost any market. Some of the steps […]

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Administration Plans New Efforts On Foreclosures

November 30, 2009
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With the foreclosure crisis showing no signs of relenting, the Obama administration plans to expand a program aimed at helping people remain in their homes. The goal of the announcement, expected Monday, is to increase the rate at which troubled home loans are converted into new loans with lower monthly payments, Treasury spokeswoman Meg Reilly […]

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Report Looks Favorably On Charleston Area

November 30, 2009
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A new housing market report pegged the Charleston area as a region that will help bring South Carolina out of the recession. The South Carolina Housing Market Report, a University of South Carolina publication put out with the help of the S.C. Association of Realtors and the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, said even […]

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Wealthy Investors Plan To Buy More Real Estate, Barclays Says

November 30, 2009
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Individuals with more than $800,000 to invest plan to increase their property holdings because they foresee better long-term returns than from stocks and bonds, according to a Barclays Plc global survey. Twice as many people plan to raise their investment in commercial and residential property as intend to reduce it, the Barclays Wealth unit said […]

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Irvine Home Sales Up 30% Vs. A Year Ago

November 28, 2009
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For the 22 business days ending Nov. 4 – DataQuick’s freshest homebuying stats – these sales trends appear in Irvine ZIPs. Citywide sales totaled 230 – that’s +30% vs. a year ago. Countywide, sales were +11% vs. a year ago. Of Irvine’s 8 ZIP codes, 7 had sales gains vs. a year ago while 6 […]

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Lennar Las Vegas Features 25 Move-In Ready Homes

November 28, 2009
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Lennar has 25 homes that may close by December at several communities throughout the Las Vegas Valley and are move-in ready, just in time for the holidays. “We are extremely focused on selling our remaining inventory homes by our fiscal year-end,” said Roger Seaholm, director of sales for Lennar Las Vegas. “That is why we […]

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Homes Sell In Sacramento’s High-End Market

November 28, 2009
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There’s life again at the upper end of the local housing market. We’re hearing of a number of recent sales of homes priced above $1 million, mostly in Sacramento’s older, established neighborhoods. Lyon Real Estate agent Debbie Davis reports two recent sales on swanky Crocker Road in Sierra Oaks Vista. The reasons for the pickup […]

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Charting The Market: Falling Inventory A Good Sign

November 27, 2009
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Despite unemployment woes and an economy that is still struggling, the Washington-area housing market continues to be active. Sales chances are high, prices are stable and buyers are busy – especially in Virginia, the District and nearby Maryland counties. Even this autumn, when the market typically slows down, buyers are keeping things humming. Notice the […]

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Real Estate Experts Cautiously Optimistic About Market

November 27, 2009
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Several real estate, financing and gaming executives recently gave a sober assessment of Las Vegas’ economy, but they are optimistic about the future. The assessment came during the annual Emerging Trends for Real Estate 2010 conference Nov. 18, sponsored by the Southern Nevada chapter of the Urban Land Institute. Even gaming officials at the nine-person […]

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