From the monthly archives:

March 2012

Lennar Las Vegas Celebrates Next Gen – The Home Within A Home Grand Opening At Coronado Hills This Weekend

March 30, 2012
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Lennar is bringing a revolutionary new concept to Coronado Hill in Henderson this weekend. On Saturday, March 31st, Lennar is unveiling their newest Coronado Hills plan at the Grand Opening celebration. Come on out and tour these amazing homes, explore the modern concept of multigenerational living and see how incredibly upgraded these homes really are. “These […]

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This Spring Could Be The Best Home Buying Season In Years

March 28, 2012
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Economists, realtors and Wall Streeters have been quick to surmise that 2012 will be the year of the market bottom, and with that prognosis circulating, it begs the question of what sellers and buyers can expect in housing as that high season nears. February home sales, despite a slight dip from January to February, remain […]

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Bidding Wars Erupt As U.S. Supply Of Homes For Sale Falls

March 28, 2012
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Bidding wars, absent from most parts of the U.S. residential market since its peak in 2006, are erupting from Seattle and Silicon Valley to Miami and Washington, D.C. The inventory of homes hovers close to a six-year low, while an increase in jobs and record affordability are tempting more buyers. The number of contracts to […]

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Home Prices Have Been Rising For Three Months: Report

March 28, 2012
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Standard & Poor’s reported that its closely watched Case-Shiller index declined in January for the fifth straight month, with both the 10-city and 20-city composite readings slipping 0.8 percent from December. But according to John Burns Real Estate Consulting (JBREC), that’s stale news and doesn’t reflect what’s actually happening in the market right now. In […]

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Fannie Mae Finds Americans Remain Committed To Home Ownership

March 28, 2012
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Home values may be down nationwide, but the majority of Americans surveyed by Fannie Mae in the fourth quarter still prefer homeownership as opposed to renting. Fannie released its quarterly national housing survey after interviewing 3,000 Americans between the months of October and December. Two-thirds of renters surveyed said they hope to buy a home […]

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Demand For Homes Continues To Show Recovery

March 28, 2012
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The number of contracts signed to buy homes in February eased slightly from January but posted another strong gain from a year ago – the latest sign that demand for homes is up from the depressed levels of the previous 18 months. A report by the National Association of Realtors showed the index of pending […]

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Cities With The Most New Construction

March 28, 2012
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Thanks to the housing bubble, Phoenix garnered a reputation for dusty abandoned homes and half-built tracts of retail sprawl. Yet a recent rebound in home sales – and more modestly in home prices – has spurred talk of a recovery there. Turns out that budding rebound extends out into overall construction, too. In 2011, the […]

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House Couture: Runway Color Finds A Home

March 28, 2012
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One of the most popular colors on the runway this season is also turning heads in home design. “Driftwood,” an earthy beige-grey color – “greige,” to some – was one of the top 10 colors for spring fashion collections, according to Pantone LLC, a consulting company that researches trends in color marketing. But it appears the […]

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Golf Membership Included With Lennar Home Purchase At Heritage Bay In Naples, Florida

March 28, 2012
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Lennar, the exclusive builder in Heritage Bay, offers five single-family home floor plans in the community. The Bayhill, Colonade, Doral, Oakmont and Sawgrass range from 2,361 to 3,800 square feet of living space, respectively, and are priced starting in the high-$500,000s. Lennar’s “Everything’s Included” philosophy of building includes: granite countertops, a stainless steel appliance package, […]

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How Good Is Your Community’s Healthcare?

March 28, 2012
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In terms of health, where you live can make a huge difference, according to a detailed study by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund. It looked at 43 indicators of health system performance in four major areas: access, prevention and treatments, costs and potentially avoidable hospital use, and health outcomes. The list of the nation’s top 10 […]

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