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Realtors® report: Market strong, and will continue upward trend

Realtors® report: Market strong, and will continue upward trend

Oct 18, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Compared to last year, most Realtors® believe that buyer demand is stronger, and that inventory levels are improving. More than 90 percent reported home prices remained stable or rose in the past year in their communities.

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Consumer confidence in housing ties peak set in June

Consumer confidence in housing ties peak set in June

Oct 17, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index® tied an all-time high in September, hitting 88.3.

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Porches see increase in popularity

Porches see increase in popularity

Oct 16, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

According to the National Association of Home Builders’ Survey of Construction, 65.1 percent of the 780,000 single-family homes started in 2016 had porches.

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Remodeling projects bring homeowners value and joy

Remodeling projects bring homeowners value and joy

Oct 13, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Seventy-five percent of homeowners reported they have a greater desire to be in their home after a remodeling project.

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Pennsylvania nabs six spots on

Pennsylvania nabs six spots on “best places to retire” list

Oct 12, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

Lancaster, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg and Scranton all made the list, ranking from second to 52nd.

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Home prices inch up in August

Home prices inch up in August

Oct 11, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

In August, home prices across the country rose 6.9 percent year-over-year, and nearly 1 percent from July 2017.

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Mortgages: What Americans prefer

Mortgages: What Americans prefer

Oct 10, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

More than half of Americans prefer a 10 percent down payment.

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NAR Survey: More think now is a good time to sell and buy

NAR Survey: More think now is a good time to sell and buy

Oct 9, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

More than three-quarters of Americans believe now is a good time to both sell and to buy a home.

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Compromise: What homebuyers shouldn't negotiate on

Compromise: What homebuyers shouldn’t negotiate on

Oct 6, 2017 | Kelly Leighton

“In real estate, location is everything,” said PAR President-elect Todd Umbenhauer.

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