Archive of: Real Estate

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Realtors have new staging tool for selling vacant homes July Issue 4 2012

Realtors have new staging tool for selling vacant homes

What’s a cheap way for a realtor to market an empty house? Show what’s like furnished ...without any actual furnishings.

Mortgage applications boost Wells Fargo results July Issue 2 2012

Mortgage applications boost Wells Fargo results

Wells Fargo's net income and revenue rose in the second quarter, driven by a pickup in lending and a decline in the amount of bad loans.

US builders start more single-family homes June Issue 3 2012

US builders start more single-family homes

U.S. builders started work on more single-family homes in May and requested the most permits to build homes and apartments in three and a half years. The increase suggests the housing market is slowly recovering even as other areas of the economy have weakened.

US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.71 pct. June Issue 2 2012

US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.71 pct.

Average rates on fixed mortgages rose this week, the first increase in seven weeks. But mortgage rates remain near historic lows, boosting prospects for home sales this year.

Report: Fewer US homes foreclosed upon in April May Issue 2 2012

Report: Fewer US homes foreclosed upon in April

National foreclosure trends took a positive turn in April, as the number of homes seized by banks declined and fewer properties entered into the foreclosure process.

$40M Seward Hwy. project tops summer work May Issue 2 2012

$40M Seward Hwy. project tops summer work

Alaska’s roads always need work, especially after a long winter.

March Issue 3 2012

US home re-sales complete best winter in 5 years

U.S. home sales are gradually coming back. A mild winter and a stronger job market have helped boost sales ahead of the crucial spring buying season.

February Issue 4 2012

Rising sales point to better year for housing

The housing market is flashing signs of health ahead of the spring-buying season. Sales of previously occupied homes are at their highest level since May 2010.

Busy construction season slated for 2012 February Issue 1 2012

Busy construction season slated for 2012

Alaska’s contractors are back in the upswing, according to the Associated General Contractors of Alaska.

Anchorage construction to see moderate growth in 2012 February Issue 1 2012

Anchorage construction to see moderate growth in 2012

Anchorage is in for some moderate construction growth next year, as predicted by ECI/Hyer Architecture and Interiors. Principal architect Brian Miessner recently addressed the 2012 forecast to BOMA Anchorage.