US Home Prices Rise Less Than Expected In August

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  Home prices rise, just not as much as we all want!-Stefan US Home Prices Rise Less Than Expected In Aug.: S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:52 AM ETReuters Scott Mlyn | CNBC A house for sale in Sarasota, Florida U.S. single-family home prices rose in August on a year-over-year basis but fell short of expectations, a closely watched …

Using Leverage in Real Estate Investments as a Hedge Against Rising Interest Rates

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Are you a real estate investor?  Are you concerned by the prospect of an interest rate increase?  Interest rates are a real concern for all investors.  There are basically two schools of thought on interest rate change from where we are today: 1.  We will soon get to a place where the Federal Reserve Bank must raise interest rates.  Rates …

Existing Home Sales: One-Year High in September

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Data represents home sales closed in July and August 2014-Stefan   Existing Home Sales: One-Year High in September Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ETReuters U.S. home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track. The National Association of Realtors said on Tuesday existing …

Buy Versus Rent

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Always a good review for primary residences or second homes.-Stefan   Buy Versus Rent: Breaking Down the Pros and Cons Sharon Epperson | @sharon_epperson It appears Americans’ confidence in the housing market is on the rebound. More than two-thirds polled by Fannie Mae said they think it’s a good time to buy a home, while only one in four said they would rent. …

Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4 Percent

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  will we see housing inventory shrink on this news?-Stefan Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4 Percent Diana Olick | @diana_olick 3 Hours AgoCNBC.com Mortgage rates are moving below 4 percent for 30-year fixed conforming loans with balances below $417,000 for the first time since they spiked in June 2013. It’s not a huge move by the numbers, but psychologically it could …

Harbourside Opens October 15

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Looking forward to a successful launch!-Stefan What It Took to Make Jupiter’s Harbourside Happen Updated: 6:11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014  |  Posted: 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 By Jennifer Sorentrue – Palm Beach Post Staff Writer JUPITER — Developer Nick Mastroianni was facing an uphill battle in 2007 when he first pitched plans to build a new downtown along the shore of …

Be Ready For Retirement, Be Aware

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Not a fun discussion but important nonetheless-Stefan Lackluster Savings Tarnishing Seniors’ Golden Years Kelli B. Grant | @kelligrant Kris Timken | Digital Vision | Getty Images Retiree dreams of lengthy vacations, days on the golf course and indulging the grandkids may be dust. Most retirees haven’t saved enough even to maintain their pre-retirement lifestyle, according to a new study from Interest.com based on …