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A Matter of Supply & Demand

House Prices: Simply a Matter of Supply & Demand Why are home prices still rising? It is a simple answer. There are more purchasers in the market right now than there are available homes for them to buy. This is an example of the theory of “supply and demand” which is defined as: “the amount …

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The Real Reason Why Home Prices Are Rising

There are many unsubstantiated theories as to why home values are continuing to increase. From those who are worried that lending standards are again becoming too lenient (data shows this is untrue), to those who are concerned that prices are again approaching boom peaks because of “irrational exuberance” (this is also untrue as prices are not at peak …

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Will home prices rise? That’s affirmative for 71% of buyers

Will home prices rise this year? Seventy-one percent of buyers who responded to a Redfin survey now believe that home prices will increase in their neighborhood in the next twelve months, up from 61% last quarter and more than double the 34% who expected rising home prices in the first quarter of 2012. More concerned …

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A new housing boom?

The long-battered housing market is finally starting to get back on its feet, with some experts believing it could soon become another housing boom. Barclays Capital put out a report recently forecasting that home prices, which fell by more than a third after the housing bubble burst in 2007, could be back to peak levels …

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Buying a home not for the timid

He who hesitates is lost. Q:   What’s worse than seeing a great property online, only to have it sell before you are able to view it in person? A:   Seeing a home you like go into contract after you view it, but before you make your own offer. When the market is hot, often Buyers …

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