Home features that buyers value

If you are a home buyer, what do you value (and possibly are willing to pay more for) in a potential home? According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2013 Profile of Buyers’ Home Features Preferences, as highlighted in CAR’s infographic below, there are a number of things that attract home buyers to a home. …

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Social benefits of homeownership

How being a home owner benefits your life Owning a home is more than just making a financial investment — it’s also about investing in your family’s social benefits. The infographic below from CAR.org sums it up well; being a homeowner provides: Educational success — statistically children of homeowners have higher achievement in reading and …

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Existing-home sales in 2013 were strongest in 7 years

Existing-home sales last year hit their highest level since 2006 as the housing market continued to stabilize, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) reported. Compared to 2012, existing-home sales in 2013 increased 9.1 percent to 5.09 million, marking the strongest performance since 2006, “when sales reached an unsustainably high 6.48 million at the close of …

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Best Year for Home Sales Since 2006

According to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2013 homeowners sold about 5 million homes — which is the highest amount of home sales since housing boom year of 2006. This amount is 9.2% higher than home sales for 2012, while nearly 20% up from 2011. Read CNN Money’s article on …

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