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July 8, 2021

Overpricing and other home selling mistakes that can cost you

 

Nerd Wallet.  Last Updated: July 10, 2021 at 7:05 p.m. ET First Published: July 7, 2021 at 5:01 a.m. ET By Holden Lewis

Why sellers should get a home inspection and learn to live with staging

It’s a seller’s market in real estate, which ...

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July 7, 2021

Why FHA, VA Buyers Are Struggling to Compete

July 7, 2021

House hunters using conventional financing are edging out buyers using government-backed loans, a new study finds.

Eighty-nine percent of sellers would be likely to accept an offer from a buyer with conventional financing, but only 30% would be willing to accept one using a Federal Housing Administration ...

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July 7, 2021

As San Francisco Stores Deal With Rise in Thefts, Retailers Limit Store Hours

 

Wed, July 7, 2021, 1:53 PM·2 min read

Amid a grueling year for retail workers, many in San Francisco have yet another challenge to deal with: rising theft.

On Monday, Neiman Marcus’s Union Square store was hit with a robbery just before closing, with ...

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July 6, 2021

Prices for Construction Materials Jump 26% in a Year

Widespread shortages on building materials continue to prompt home builders to raise their prices. Material prices have increased by 26% over the past year for building the same house, according to National Association of Home Builders data. That’s put pressure on new-home prices: In May, the median price of a ...

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July 2, 2021

How The Housing Market Is Performing Ending July 10th, 2021

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April 9, 2021

The housing market is crazier than it's been since 2006

 

Limited inventory, low interest rates and bidding wars are driving prices sky-high

By Nicole Friedman The Wall Street Journal

Less than a day after real-estate agent Andrea White listed a three-bedroom home for sale in Sacramento, Calif., in March, she received an all-cash offer. The buyer -- who had not ...

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April 9, 2021

LendingTree Ranks Housing Markets with the Most Competitive Homebuyers

To find out where buyers are the most competitive, LendingTree ranked the 50 largest metropolitan areas (metros) in the United States, based on the following categories:

  • Average down payment percentage among homebuyers
  • Share of homebuyers who have credit scores above 720
  • Share of homebuyers who shop around for a mortgage ...
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March 9, 2021

Yes, San Francisco may charge higher taxes on sales of higher-priced properties, court affirms

A state appeals court has upheld San Francisco’s property transfer tax, an assessment on real estate transactions that charges higher rates to owners who sell more expensive properties.

For properties worth up to $250,000, the seller is ...

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March 9, 2021

Appliance Shortages Remain a Common Headache!!!

March 9, 2021
Spot on!  I'm in over 2 months now with my stove purchase & I still don't have it!!!

Homeowners have been rushing to remodel and build as well as wash during the pandemic. That has taken a toll on appliance availability. Washers and dryers ...

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March 5, 2021

‘Adding Fuel To The Logs’: Construction Materials Prices Continue To Soar

The coronavirus pandemic has had a protracted impact on the construction industry, exacerbated by pre-existing trade tariffs on construction materials. Beyond the complications of workers falling ill and job sites shuttered last year due to ...

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