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Everyone should now know about the economic stimulus package, the credit is good for up to $8,000, or 10% of the purchase price, and applies to people who have not owned a home in the previous three years. Unlike previous credits, this one does not have to be repaid. Obviously this is something ...
The Tony and Libby Kelly Group | Keller Williams Portland Premiere | 503-753-7300 13672 SW Willow Top Lane, Tigard, OR Spectacular Light and Bright Bull Mountain Gem. This elegantly appointed home features slate tile flooring, vaulted ceilings, cook's kitchen 4BR/3.5BA Single Family House of...
It looks as thought the housing market maybe turning around. Home prices posted their first quarterly increase in three years. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller's U.S. National Home Price Index released Tuesday rose nearly 3 percent from the first quarter. Home prices are about the...
Homes have not been this affordable in nearly two decades. In the second quarter of this year the typical American family, making the nation's median income of $64,000 a year, could afford to buy 72.3% of all homes sold in the United States. The same time last year it was only 55% of homes....
July Residential Highlights Closed sales in the Portland metro area for July 2009 eclipsed last July’s total by 8.6%, marking the first time same month closed sales have increased since April 2007. Pending sales also grew 8.3%. New listings dropped 25.4%. Comparing July 2009 with June 2009, clo...
A new study by the Pew Research Center has found that those who call the suburbs home are noticeably more satisfied with their community than those of cities, small towns or rural areas. The study shows that 42 percent of suburbanites give their community high marks. The categories include cost ...