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Location still the most important feature for luxury homebuyers, and affluent women are now one of the most influential groups in real estate

Location still the most important feature for luxury homebuyers, and affluent women are now one of the most influential groups in real estate

“Location, location, location,” may be the three most important words of real estate – and that’s true for the average buyer as well as the luxury crowd. According to a recent report, 79 percent of luxury real estate agents say that location is the most important aspect for buyers looking at…

February 23, 2013 12:00 am
The three-year-old Hardest Hit Fund has yet to dry up, and struggling homeowners can still receive mortgage assistance in many states

The three-year-old Hardest Hit Fund has yet to dry up, and struggling homeowners can still receive mortgage assistance in many states

In February 2010, President Obama initiated the Hardest Hit Fund for homeowners struggling to pay mortgage bills in certain states after the housing crisis. While the program had assisted 94,000 families by December 2012, “We think the program can reach about 400,000 families,” says Andrea R…

February 16, 2013 12:00 am
Suburban areas are becoming more compact, convenient and essentially more urban

Suburban areas are becoming more compact, convenient and essentially more urban

For the past two decades, suburban areas have been making a slow transition from car-dependent to people-oriented design, with more options for walking, cycling or public transportation, according to Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit research and education organization.

January 26, 2013 12:00 am
Transportation and housing costs are rising, but wages aren’t keeping up

Transportation and housing costs are rising, but wages aren’t keeping up

For people with moderate income, housing and transportation take up a disproportionate amount of their income – 59 percent, according to a survey by the Center for Housing Policy, a research affiliate of the nonprofit National Housing Conference, dedicated to urban sustainability.

January 19, 2013 12:00 am
A new survey shows that payment history is more important to apartment managers than credit score

A new survey shows that payment history is more important to apartment managers than credit score

Ever wondered what apartment managers desired in a renter, besides having no loud parties and paying rent on time?

December 08, 2012 12:00 am
Generations X and Y know to do their homework before buying a house and will pinch pennies to buy it

Generations X and Y know to do their homework before buying a house and will pinch pennies to buy it

Generations X and Y experienced the housing crisis at very different times in their lives, but they have similar views on real estate, according to a new survey by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.

December 01, 2012 12:00 am
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