Tag Archives: new homes

How Older Homes Can Gain an Edge

The 4,200-square-foot lakefront property Mark Parrish listed last August seemed like any home buyer’s dream. Twenty minutes outside of Minneapolis, it was more spacious than most comparable homes in the neighborhood, with four bedrooms and four baths, and had unobstructed water … Continue reading

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12M New Households, 1M Fewer Homeowners

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, June 12, 2017 What will it take to make homeownership a national priority? Despite the addition of about 11.8 million households between 2006 and 2016, there are roughly 1 million fewer homeowners today than … Continue reading

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Fewer New Homes in Pipeline Pushes Up Prices

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Nationwide housing starts dropped in March, despite continued high buyer demand, which is adding pressure to overall home prices. Housing starts for single-family and multifamily homes dropped 6.8 percent in March … Continue reading

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Which Is Cheaper: To Buy or Build New?

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, January 09, 2017 On the surface, buying an existing home seems like the most affordable route to go. After all, the median cost of an existing single-family home is $223,000. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Resale Issues Buyers Don’t Think About

 November 2016 | By Mary McIntosh  In 2002, when I first got my real estate license, I took a class at my brokerage about how to show properties. Seems silly, right? How hard is it to unlock the door? But … Continue reading

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How Long Does It Take to Build a New Home?

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, July 25, 2016 The average time it takes to complete a new single-family home is seven months, according to recent Census Bureau data. That completion time includes nearly a month for getting the permit … Continue reading

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Expect a Strong Spring Housing Market

Daily Real Estate News | Monday, February 29, 2016 Recent housing and economic reports predict we’ll see solid spring home sales, according to Jonathan Smoke, realtor.com®’s chief economist. Here are some signs: On jobs: “Job creation — arguably the most … Continue reading

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Design Mistakes to Avoid With New Homes

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, February 24, 2016 When building new, home buyers may be overwhelmed at the abundant choices and then suddenly find themselves in a designer role for their new home. Denver interior designers Lita Dirks and … Continue reading

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Trends That’ll Influence Homes in 2016

January 2016 | By Barbara Ballinger Design changes, as does architecture. Trends don’t emerge as rapidly here as they do in say, food or fashion, but the economy, the environment, and demographics all spur shifts in the choices of materials, … Continue reading

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