Monthly Archives: November 2013

Will new flood insurance rates put you under water?

It’s a rainy, rainy day here in VA. Timely for this article from Keeping Current Matters regarding new potential changes to flood insurance rates. See below: Approximately 5.6 million property owners in over 20,000 communities across the country rely on … Continue reading

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Don’t gobble up energy on Thanksgiving Day!

Hello! Continuing the Thanksgiving theme this week, today’s article gives you tips on conserving energy on Thanksgiving Day. Check it out (courtesy of HouseLogic and the National Association of Realtors): 9 Ways to Avoid Gobbling Up Energy on Thanksgiving Wasting … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cleanup Tips

Hi! With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I thought I’d share some tips for quick and easy cleanup on Thanksgiving Day. This article is brought to you by HouseLogic and the National Association of Realtors: How to Clean Up After Thanksgiving in … Continue reading

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Days on market average for major U.S. cities

Happy Friday All! Check out today’s infographic brought to you by KCM and Trulia. It shows the average number of days that homes are currently on the market for various major cities across the country. (If the image is too … Continue reading

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Will the tapering begin soon?

As you will remember, we have had a number of posts on Jennifer Listens… regarding the Federal Reserve and its bond-buying program. (Specifics can be found here, here and here.) Well, this week the Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, addressed the … Continue reading

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A decline in housing affordability

Last week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) was released with stats for the third quarter of 2013. The HOI as defined by YCharts.com is: “…a measure of the affordability of homes. It is … Continue reading

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Which states remain high in foreclosures?

Hello! Back in September we talked about the decreasing number of distressed properties on the market, the increase in Boomerang Buyers, and the decrease in shadow inventory. Here’s an article from RealtorMag.com that highlights which states still have high numbers … Continue reading

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Buying a Home? Consider COST not just Price

Boy things have been busy here! Quick post today. This one’s brought to you by Keeping Current Matters (KCM). We have often talked about the difference between COST and PRICE. As a seller, you will be most concerned about ‘short … Continue reading

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Your fireplace and your safety

Hello! With the cold weather upon us, here’s an article from HouseLogic with info about fireplace safety. Stay warm! How to Make Sure Your Fireplace is Safe Here’s what to look for to ensure your fireplace is safe and up-to-snuff. … Continue reading

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Projected average annual appreciation of homes until 2018

The fourth quarter Home Expectation Survey for 2013 was recently released. This is a survey of over 100 economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists. They were asked where they believe home prices will be by 2018. Let’s … Continue reading

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