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Top 20 Best Cities to Buy a Home in 2014

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 8:28pm. 0 Comments.

Although the housing prices were at a low last year, there are still some great deals to find in 2014.  Forbes named these cities the “best place to buy” in the United States in their 2014 Housing Outlook.  

  1. Fort Worth, Texas

  2. Dallas, Texas

  3. Charlotte, North Carolina

  4. Nashville, Tennessee

  5. Houston, Texas

  6. Atlanta, Georgia

  7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  8. Orlando, Florida

  9. Las Vegas, Nevada

  10. Boise City, Idaho

  11. Grand Rapids, Michigan

  12. Tampa, Florida

  13. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  14. Salt Lake City, Utah

  15. Boston, Massachusetts

  16. Seattle, Washington

  17. Minneapolis, Minnesota

  18. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  19. Phoenix,

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Live on the TOP floor of Texas & Pacific

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 11:34pm. 0 Comments.

Urban living at its finest has hit the Fort Worth condo market.

Now you can live in the top floor of the modern midrise at Texas & Pacific Lofts. The condo is contemporary and fabulous in design.  It is the best of secure, maintenance-free living. If you like granite, you’re in luck because it is throughout the construction of the condo. Perhaps one of the most striking features is the beautifully stained concrete floors. This condo also has the dream kitchen ready for cooking memorable meals with stainless appliances, light cabinetry, breakfast bar and room for a dining room table! Second living can be used as office, breakfast or play area. You can conveniently commute on the Trinity Railway Express to Downtown Fort Worth and Dallas. There is

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Housing Price Index Highest since 2008

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 9:46pm. 0 Comments.

The latest report released by CoreLogic showed that the Housing Price Index (HPI) is at the highest level since June 2008.  The HPI in November 2013 was measured at 164.3307, a value which has not been that high since June 2008 when it was at 164.4140.  

The lowest in the period was 134.2909 back in February 2012.  The last time the HPI was 100 was back in Jan 2000, and six years later in April 2006 was 199.493.  The HPI index is a measurement of the movement of the prices of homes nationally.  It tracks these price changes in 363 metropolises.  

Calculated Risk Blog used the data from CoreLogic and made this great visual to see the trends more easily.

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5 Trends for Real Estate in 2014

Saturday, December 28th, 2013 at 8:55pm. 0 Comments.

Experts are predicting the following trends in the housing market for 2014:

1. Increase in Housing Inventory

The Urban Land Institute thinks this will be the last year that low inventory will aid housing prices.  Forbes believes that the rapid price increases of 2013 were greatly due to this shortage and expects prices to adjust to a healthy and stable pricing as the inventory matches the need more closely.  At our agents reported 2013 the year of lines to see new listings and homes closing before they were even listed.

2. Increase in Interest Rates

ULI expects ten-year treasuries to rise slightly in 2014 as they have been below 5% for quite some time.   The average mortgage rate for the last 36 years has been 9.2%.

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Foreclosures lowest rate since 2006!!

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 at 10:56pm. 0 Comments.

We have great news in the United States real estate market today.  Last month, in November, foreclosures are down 37% when compared with one year ago’s market in November 2012.  This exciting data released from RealtyTrac showed that in just one month (October 3013-November 2013) the number of foreclosures are down 15% to a total of 113,454 homes reporting foreclosures in November 2013.  This brings the number of foreclosures the lowest they have been since August 2006.  The foreclosures include bank repossessions, scheduled auctions and notices for default.  

According to the US Census, privately owned housing building permits are up 13.9% in October 2013 when compared with the years previous permits in October 2012.  Also, in the third

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11 Holiday Decor Ideas for your Condo

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 9:47pm. 0 Comments.

This year think outside of the box and decorate your place with the same style and pizazz as the rest of your decor.  Think unique and personal and create a visual treat for yourself and the guests you have over for the holiday season.  We found these ideas and wanted to share them with you to get your creative inner being going.  We love these alternative winter wonder ideas.

Take a brisk winter walk in nature and gather sticks of different sizes and hang on the wall with both traditional and creative ornaments and lights.  You'll save space but still get to have your tree.

For the intellectual type with lots of books laying around, transform them with this easy DIY holiday decor.  Share your inner bookworm and create a conversation

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Taller than the Empire State Building and only 40 Feet Wide!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 at 10:12pm. 0 Comments.

SHoP Architects and JDS Development Group recently unveiled a new residential high rise in New York which will be taller than the Empire State Building and only forty feet wide.  The skinny tower would be 1,350 feet tall with residents having an entire floor to live in the ultimate high rise home.  Will this design be a hit when residents live a quarter mile above the city?  According to Wall Street Journal, SHoP partner Vishaan Chakrabarti said the materials would create an effect that, ”sparkles during the day and has a soft glow at night.”  The building narrows as it rises and is going to be constructed out of bronze-and-white terra-cotta stripes.  This super tall and thin high rise on 57th street is expected to break ground in 2014, although

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Camouflage High-Rise Can Disappear

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 9:47pm. 0 Comments.

A new high-rise in Korea claims it can disappear using cameras and LED lights and screens.   The building will have 500 rows of LED screens.  With a push of a button the building takes a picture of the background behind it and then projects it onto a screen for the viewer.   The cameras located nearby project the desired visuals onto the tower to help it blend in with the skyline.  GDS Architects, who designed Infinity Tower claim the entire building can disappear under the right set of circumstances.  The building will also have the world’s third highest observation deck and will be one of the top ten tallest buildings standing at 1476 feet.  In aims to attract  more tourists, Infinity Tower will primarily serve as an entertainment venue and

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Clean Cube creates a "Digital Doorman"

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 7:13pm. 0 Comments.

A new start-up, Clean Cube, might be replacing the doorman.  Clean cube is saving time for residents in high-rise buildings by providing lockers to drop off and pick up laundry and dry cleaning.  The system is high tech and includes a touch screen and QR codes used to track of your order.  When users drop off clothes, a Clean Cube employee dressed in a tux t-shirt picks up the clothes and returns them in 24 to 48 hours.  Founder Arthur Shmulevsky created this business inspired by his own frustration with not having the time to drop off his dry cleaning during their business hours.  

Shmulevsky compares Clean Cube to a “digital doorman” and is looking to expand into new areas.  Clean cube also can pick up donations, will deliver them to

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New Report Shows Condos are Making a Comeback!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 9:15pm. 0 Comments.

One of the ways to follow the real estate market is the Case-Shiller Index.  This is very helpful, however only accounts for single family homes.  Because focuses on Condos and Lofts for sale across the US, we follow the Condo Index which is a less known value indicator for multifamily living.  S&P Dow Jones released a report today that shows how the market has changed over the last 18 years.  The cities they have followed condo prices in five major US cities since 1995 including: San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Boston and Los Angeles.  

Back in 1995, the seasonally adjusted condo index hovered between 50 and 100 and reached a peak of nearly 150-300 in 2006.  Los Angeles was the highest value at 285 in 2006 following the trend

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