Friday, March 4, 2016

FRIDAY - trying to outrun the rain


- 10 Tips for Beginning Gardeners
- Case Shiller Housing Report: Market Strength is in the Numbers
- Study Reveals Boomer Generation Housing Preferences
- One in Four Homebuyers Cites High Rent as Reason for Buying
- Data Reveals Best Window to Sell Homes Faster and for the Highest Price
- Real estate: Bay Area flippers get more bang for their buck
- Your First Home: Beautiful Basics and Multitaskers for Every Room

Enjoy!


Case Shiller Housing Report: Market Strength is in the Numbers - The Case Shiller housing report released last month provides a glimpse into the current market conditions that provide some guidance to the future. We are basically back at the peak of the market. But the key point to take is that the growth that we have seen in the past 5 years is based on much stronger fundamentals in lending and purchasing. Some key highlights on the strength of the market: People are planning on purchasing in greater numbers, builders are increasing the investment in new homes, and mortgage delinquencies are continuing to drop.


Study Reveals Boomer Generation Housing Preferences - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) released the results of a survey detailing what baby boomers prefer in homes compared to other home buyers.

One in Four Homebuyers Cites High Rent as Reason for Buying - One in four home buyers is looking to purchase because their rent is too high, according to a recent Redfin survey.That’s up from one in five in November, and up from one in eight last August. In each survey, when Redfin asked buyers what most influenced their decision to buy, the only choice cited more frequently was a major life event, such as the birth of a child or a marriage.

Data Reveals Best Window to Sell Homes Faster and for the Highest Price - Local market variations and weather patterns make the buying season more volatile in some parts of the country. The markets with the largest sale differences between the best months and worst months to list are regions with distinct climate changesiii, such as Seattle, Minneapolis and Washington D.C., making it more important for sellers in these regions to carefully consider the timeframe of their home sale. Sellers in Texas and California will find themselves with more flexibility in list timeframe, as these markets show little variation in sale price based on listing month.

Real estate: Bay Area flippers get more bang for their buck - Across the United States, 179,778 single-family homes and condos were flipped last year, accounting for 5.5 percent of all sales, according to a new survey. It was the first yearly increase in the share of homes flipped since 2010.And guess where flippers earned the highest gross profit per flip? Correct: In the San Jose and San Francisco metropolitan areas, where flippers averaged $145,000 per flip, topping the list of 110 metro markets studied.

Your First Home: Beautiful Basics and Multitaskers for Every Room - Here’s what to choose and what to avoid when outfitting a new house. Some of my favorites:



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