From the monthly archives:

June 2010

Senators Join The Push For Homebuyer Tax Credit Extension

June 30, 2010
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Sens Harry Reid (D-NV) and Max Baucus (D-MT) introduced legislation to extend the purchase closing date for the first-time homebuyer tax credit. The Senators’ push to extend the closing deadline joins efforts by the House of Representatives, who voted 409 to 5 in favor of its own version of the bill yesterday. It is expected […]

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Americans Slightly Less Negative About Finding Quality Jobs

June 30, 2010
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Gallup’s Job Creation Index for June finds that 85% of Americans believe now is a “bad time” to find a “quality job” – a trend showing modest improvement since January. While still high, the percentage of Americans saying now is a bad time to find a quality job is at its lowest point since October […]

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Charleston: Lennar Focuses On Affordability With New Community In Goose Creek

June 30, 2010
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The Coastal Carolina Division of Lennar is excited to announce their newest community, Quail Hill at Boulder Bluff in Goose Creek. Lennar will showcase four home designs at Quail Hill priced from the $120s. “There are limited opportunities to own a new home in the Greater Charleston area that can compete with the value and […]

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Where Home Prices Are Strongest Now

June 30, 2010
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The Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks home prices in 20 cities around the country, saw a 0.8% gain from April to March, and has risen 3.8% since April of last year. While it’s difficult to call an absolute bottom for home prices, “prices are still low enough” that buyers don’t need to worry about […]

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Americans Want To Travel More, Spend Less

June 30, 2010
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More Americans are planning vacations away from home this Fourth of July weekend, even as summer travelers plan to stick to tight budgets, according to two recent surveys. Auto club AAA forecast that about 34.9 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over Independence Day weekend, up from 29.8 million during the […]

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What Wall Street Reform Means For Your Mortgage

June 30, 2010
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Predatory lending would likely become a thing of the past if proposed regulatory reform rules are put into practice. And that may mean that mortgages get more expensive and more difficult to get, lenders warn. The new rules, which Congress is expected to vote on this week, require that financial institutions ensure that borrowers can […]

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Young And Hopeful

June 30, 2010
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Young people appear most optimistic about their financial circumstances over the next year, according to a report released today by the Pew Research Center. Pew based the report’s findings on a survey of 2,967 adults conducted May 11-31, 2010. Of all age groups, Americans 18 to 29 were most likely to say they believed their […]

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Dallas Area Home Prices Rise For 6th Straight Month

June 30, 2010
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Six months of year-over-year gains in Dallas-area home prices have fostered a more positive outlook for the local residential market. The latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller Home Price Index numbers, released Tuesday, added to indications that the market here is rebounding. They show local home values in April were 3.3 percent higher than a year earlier. […]

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D.C.-Area Home Price Gains In April Best In U.S.

June 30, 2010
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The Washington area led the nation in home price gains in April. Median prices in the Washington market rose 2.4 percent in April compared with March, the best gain of the 20 markets surveyed in the S&P/Case Shiller Home Price Index. Nationally, prices rose 0.9 percent compared with March. The Washington area also surpassed most […]

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More Than 150 Real Estate Brokers Attend Lennar’s Library Commons Model Grand Opening In Boca Raton, Florida

June 30, 2010
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To kick off the grand opening of Lennar’s three new models at its Library Commons community the East Boca Raton area, Lennar recently held a party for area real estate brokers so that they had the opportunity to get the first glimpse at the brand new decorated model homes. More than 150 local real estate […]

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