Feds Raise Rates
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December should be the month after years of zero interest, now is the time.

Why now you ask? Inflation is nearing 2.5%, the housing market is slowing, so why now? When the rates go up, Buyer's hop back into the market and get off the fence.

Rates are at a 30 year low and 1/2 % rate increase will not be felt by most. Gas prices are low, unemployment is low and most families have paid off or down their debt, so the economy is ready!

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In the current market, new homes may be a better deal than resale homes!
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • great deals on new homes,new homes,new home construction,save on new homes

That’s right, the market shift has turned the tables. Now buyers have the market in the palm of their hands and can get some really outstanding deals on new construction homes but you have to know where to look.

“Resale home owners may be willing to deal but in the past thirty days I have been able to successfully negotiate $69,117 off the asking price of a new home for a client and then shortly after located a home for another client and negotiated $91,000 off the asking price and we are still in negotiations to get even more from the builder. By the way, these home prices included upgrades!

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Home Builders Proudly Serve Our Veterans
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  • veterans,new homes and veterans,military,new home construction

 

Many home builders are making the effort to serve our military and veterans across the nation.  The most creative efforts have been by those builders where there is a vast military population.  They include free upgrades, assistance with closing costs, providing Green housing and modern developments for wounded veterans. But while our veterans appreciate the benefits, most importantly, they want a reputable and honest company…one with family values and integrity.

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New Home Friday 11-06-2015
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Mortgage default rate remains low
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  • mortage rates,mortgage default,mortgage

A great deal of progress has been made in the real estate market since the housing crisis in 2008.

More individuals are applying for U.S. home mortgages, and consumer default rates decreased in September.

S&P Dow Jones Indices show low default rate. According to a recent press release from S&P Dow Jones Indices, there was a composite default rate of 0.89% in September. This is down seven basis points when compared month over month.

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Housing Starts Rise as Construction Underpins U.S. Economy
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  • housing starts,housing,economy,jobs market,new home construction

New-home construction in the U.S. climbed in September, a sign residential real estate will bolster the world’s largest economy.

Housing starts increased 6.5 percent to a 1.21 million annualized rate, more than forecast and the second-highest level in eight years, figures from the Commerce Department showed Tuesday in Washington. A drop in building permits indicates the rebound will be slow to materialize.

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CHA,…CHA,…CHANGES!
  • Post By : New Home Ambassador
  • new home construction,lifestyle,energy efficiency

 

Times they are a changin’ and the new homes of today and in the future have had to mold to the lifestyles of our future.  Consideration of our natural resources and the technology demand need to be realized and recognized in the construction of our new homes today.

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New Home Friday 10-23-2015
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New Home Friday 10-16-2015
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HERS Index - Understanding the HERS Score
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  • hers index,energy efficient homes,energy efficiency

The RESNET HERS Index is the industry standard by which a home's energy efficiency is measured. The HERS or Home Energy Rating System was developed by RESNET and is the nationally recognized system for inspecting and calculating a home's energy performance. Certified RESNET Home Energy Raters conduct inspections to verify a home's energy performance and determine what improvements can be made to increase it.

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