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New home sales tick up as market improves
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • new home sales,home mortgage,housing market,new home construction

The housing market continues to improve with the arrival of spring. More individuals are gaining interest in applying for a U.S. home mortgage and fulfilling the American Dream.

The housing market continues to improve with the arrival of spring. More individuals are gaining interest in applying for a U.S. home mortgage and fulfilling the American Dream. The U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported the sales of newly constructed single-family houses increased by 2% in February.

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Good News Should Travel Fast!
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • construction starts,construction activity,new home construction,new homes

U.S. construction starts for 2016 will rise 6%, following gains of 9% in 2014 and an estimated 13% in 2015!

This includes Residential, Commercial and Institutional.

The expansion for the construction industry has been underway for several years now, with varying contributions from each of the major sectors. Total construction activity, as measured by the construction starts data, is on track this year to record the strongest annual gain so far advancing 13%!

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New Home Friday 03-25-2016
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The Tax benefits of home ownership
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  • tax benefits,home ownership,tax time,tax deductions

 

THE TAX BENEFITS OF HOME OWNERSHIP.

It’s tax season again…..  a perfect time to review the financial benefits of owning a home.

Owning a home makes a lot of “cents” especially around tax time.   Many home-related expenses are tax deductible and, believe it or not, you can even enjoy the tax benefits when you sell your home.

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New Home Friday 03-18-2016
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Is the US is heading into a recession in 2016?
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • us economy,recession,homebuilding

Today's economist are betting 50-50 that we're heading into a recession for 2016, let's look at the important issues that will let us understand which way were headed......

US Economy:

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New Home Friday 03-11-2016
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Housing Preferences Across Generations
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  • home buyer preferences,home design,energy star,new home features

NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) recently released its latest study tracking the evolution of home buyer preferences, titled Housing Preferences of the Boomer Generation: How They Compare to Other Home Buyers.   The study answers key questions on how various designs influence the home purchase decision as well as the location, features and size of the home consumers want.  Based on a nationwide survey of over 4,300 recent and prospective home buyers, results are tabulated for all home buyers as a single group and also across these four generations:   Millennials (born 1980 or later), Gen X’ers (born 1965-1979), Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), and Seniors (born 1945 or earlier).

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New Home Friday 03-04-2016
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Mortgage rates decline again
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • mortgage rates drop,affordability,fixed mortgage rates,freddie mac

According to Freddie Mac's weekly Primary Mortgage Market Survey, fixed mortgage rates continued to decrease for the week ending Feb. 25. 

"Since the beginning of 2016, 30-year rates have fallen almost 40 basis points helping housing markets sustain their momentum into this year," said Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac's chief economist.

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