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11 Ways to Create a Welcoming Front Entrance for Under $100 By: Cara Greenberg   Wouldn’t it be nice to approach your home’s entrance with a grin instead of a grimace? Take our tips for beating a clear, safe, and stylish … Continue reading

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All-Time Record Lows for 15yr and 30yr Fixed Mortgages

Average rates for both 15-year and 30-year fixed mortgages fell to new all-time record lows this week, according to a report released by Freddie Mac Thursday. Borrowers of 30-year loans were charged an average rate of just 3.84%, down from … Continue reading

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Better News on the Housing Market

  KIRKLAND, Wash. (April 5, 2012) – The housing market in the Puget Sound region is pointing toward a sustainable recovery, according to several brokers who commented on the March activity report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. MLS Members reported … Continue reading

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National Assoc. of Realtors Chief Economist Sees Optimism Ahead

“The spring home buying season looks bright because of an elevated level of contract offers so far this year,” he said.  “If activity is sustained near present levels, existing-home sales will see their best performance in five years.  Based on … Continue reading

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Builder Optimism Improving

Signs are improving in the new-home market and builders are feeling more optimistic about where the real estate market is heading, after coming off last year’s worst year on record for new home construction. For the fifth consecutive month, builder … Continue reading

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Housing market may have reached bottom of cycle.

With spring around the corner and consumer confidence on the rise, members of Northwest Multiple Listing Service are reporting positive gains in activity. Pending sales for February increased more than 27 percent from a year ago, more sellers are listing their homes, … Continue reading

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