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Archive for October 16, 2013

Government Shutdown Already Cooling Housing-Market Confidence

lisasheppard | October 14, 2013
Several publications are predicting that a prolonged budget standoff in Washington, D.C. could stall the nation’s ongoing housing-market recovery. But according to Fannie Mae’s recently released September 2013 National Housing Survey, the...

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Bright Forecasts for Real Estate Markets

lisasheppard | October 11, 2013
Look for U.S. housing markets to continue expanding at healthy levels next year, with the pace of sales-price appreciation to slow down and construction of new homes to pick up, according to a pair of recent forecasts. To read more, Click He...

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Americans Staying in Their Homes Longer

lisasheppard | October 9, 2013
Americans today are staying longer in their current homes than at any time in at least the past 50 years, moving to a new home, on average, once every 8.6 years. To read more, Click Here.

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Your Home’s Walls May Hide Wiring Hazards

lisasheppard | October 8, 2013
Is it time to have your home’s electrical system inspected? It can wear out like any other part of your home, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says faulty wiring is responsible for an estimated 46,000 house fires and 440 deat...

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Bay Area Unemployment Rate Lower Than State, National Average

lisasheppard | October 7, 2013
Recent employment statistics show that Bay Area counties have some of lowest unemployment numbers in the state — a good sign for our economy and our real estate markets. Also, jobs in the construction sector showed the highest gains in the ...

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