Monthly Archives: July 2013

Existing Home Sales report

It was certainly important to understand the details of last week’s Existing Home Sales report. The headline numbers showed June Existing Home Sales were down a disappointing 1.2%, to a 5.08 million annual rate. But other details were encouraging. Existing … Continue reading

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popular social networks

Facebook now claims over 1.1 billion users. These impressive numbers point out both the opportunity and the challenge of popular social networks: FACEBOOK FINDINGS 1. Post weekends and evenings. The best days to post can vary by industry, but weekends … Continue reading

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New American Home Shield president sees big potential

Seeing excellent potential for growth in the home warranty industry, Mark Barry recently took reins as president of American Home Shield, the No. 1 provider of that service in the U.S. American Home Shield and Barry’s success are strongly tied … Continue reading

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The housing rebound’s still-unanswered question … Y? USA Today‘s Hadley Malcolm and Barbara Hansen tap into recent Census Bureau data to look at both financial and psychological reasons young adults have sat out the early innings of the housing recovery. … Continue reading

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Majority of voters have negative views on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac: survey

The public image of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been deeply tarnished coming out the financial crisis, in the court of public opinion. Read More

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Conditions are ripe for household formation

HousingWire’s Megan Hopkins reports on data from a number of analysts that suggests a positive turn in U.S. household formation has caused a rising demand for all types of housing over the last two years, including multifamily and single-family rental, … Continue reading

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Redfin’s 19-market sales and price update for June: mixed message

Redfin analyst Tim Ellis rolls up data and culls insight from opposing trends in the online brokerage’s resales volume and pricing for June. The pace of sales in many of Redfin’s 19 markets declined, even as prices rose and supply … Continue reading

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Great news! The HBA of Raleigh-Wake County is still the largest local HBA in the country !!!

Top 100 Associations as of with Annualized Retention for All Members 1 HBA of Raleigh & Wake County  3,055 members 2 MBA of King & Snohomish Counties  2,890 members 3 HBA of Louisville  1,949 members 4 Greater Houston BA 1,403 members 5 AHB of Greater … Continue reading

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More supply … now, more demand?

Calculated Risk’s Bill McBride looks week-to-week at inventory for-sale trends, and comments on where we stand vis a vis his view that the supply “bottom” happened earlier this year. Read More

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Different to Its Core Proto Homes’ concept house raises the bar for technology and design.

based prefab supplier Proto Homesrecently relocated to a new factory that can handle the increase in orders it has been receiving for a concept home that the company’s president, Frank Vafaee, believes could establish a new paradigm for a home’s design, … Continue reading

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