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Still deep in positive territory, home-price gains post steep declines in latest Case-Shiller

The pace of housing-price gains fell by the largest amount in history in August, topping the previous record for deceleration set in July, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index.   Despite the slowdown, U.S. housing prices remain significantly higher than they were a year ago.  Specifically, the national index rose […]
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Remodeling Projects to Avoid When Selling Your Home

It’s common for homeowners to feel compelled to remodel their homes before they sell. Renovating the spaces in your home can increase its value and help you compete with comparable listings in your area. However, some remodeling projects are more beneficial than others as you prepare to sell your home. Always talk to your agent to determine […]
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What is a 1031 exchange?

A 1031 exchange is a way to sell and buy real estate while avoiding capital gains taxes. Named after section 1031 of the IRS code, it allows you to sell an investment and buy another similar investment without being taxed on the profits from your sale. It used to be possible to do a 1031 […]
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Home Prices Might Drop but Won’t Crash: What Buyers Should Know

Some would-be home buyers are rooting for a full-on housing market crash because prices have zoomed so far past the point of affordability. Please “crash faster so I might be able to own my own place one day,” a Twitter user pleaded. Another user tweeted, “Let’s hope there’s a housing market crash so people have […]
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Are We in a Housing Recession?

  Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. A little while ago, a housing analyst was being interviewed about the current state of the residential market and they suggested that the country is in a “housing recession.” Well, needless to say, this got a lot of attention from […]
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MONDAY WITH MATTHEW: The Continued Decline of the Housing Market Index

Hello there, I’m Windermere’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner and welcome to this month’s episode of Monday with Matthew. Today we are going to take a look at the new home market where headwinds are certainly growing. And the reason this particular subject piqued my interest was that the National Association of Home Builders just released their Housing Market Index for August, and […]
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