Browsing Category: NewsA western bypass of 29 was originally proposed in 1979 and has been through numerous iterations since then. Many Albemarle county residents thought the plan was shelved for good years ago, but then it was revived in 2011. While there are both residents against the bypass, and those supporting the bypass, it appears that the next step sits ... Continue Reading»
While home prices dropped slightly from October 2012 to November 2012, the decrease was expected due to seasonal tendencies of home sales. More important, was the 5.5% increase from 2011 to 2012. In 19 of the 20 markets tracked by the Case-Shiller 20-City Composite index, a highly respected composite index of the home price index for 20 major Metropolitan Statistical ... Continue Reading»
Five years and 16 million foreclosures after the 2008 housing crash, most Americans have not lost faith in real estate. In a survey in the summer of 2012 of more than 2,000 adults by home buyer website Trulia, 61 percent of respondents predicted that prices in their local market would rise next year, 58 percent thought prices would take 10 years ... Continue Reading»
After five years of tumult, order and opportunity are finally being restored to the housing market.
Home prices are expected to rise a modest 1% from the fourth quarter of this year to the end of 2013, according to the real estate research firm Fiserv. David Stiff, Fiserv’s chief economist, notes that after some choppiness early on, prices ... Continue Reading»
Many homebuyers mistakenly arrive at closing unprepared for a laundry list of closing costs: major and minor fees that are a routine part of any home purchase. This can be because the lender increased fees on lender-controlled aspects of a transaction, or because a buyer chose a third party (appraiser, inspector, attorney, title company) that might charge higher prices than those ... Continue Reading»
You don’t need granite countertops and state-of-the-art appliances to sell your house. A few home-staging concepts put into practice can help your home sale get off the ground.
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