Archive of: Real Estate

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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.

Obama proposes broader housing refinance plan January Issue 5 2012

Obama proposes broader housing refinance plan

President Barack Obama called on Congress Wednesday to make it easier for millions of additional homeowners to refinance their mortgages at lower interest rates even if they owe more than their homes are worth. He conceded that his administration's housing plans have not lived up to their promise.

January Issue 5 2012

Foreclosures made up 20 pct. of home sales in 3Q

Foreclosures made up a smaller slice of all U.S. homes sold in last year's third quarter, as banks delayed placing properties for sale and home sales slowed.

January Issue 3 2012

$25B US mortgage deal goes to states

A draft settlement between the nation's major banks and U.S. states over deceptive foreclosure practices has been sent to state officials for review.

Rise in home building suggests industry turnaround December Issue 3 2011

Rise in home building suggests industry turnaround

A surge in apartment construction gave home builders more work in November. And permits, a gauge of future construction, rose largely because of a jump in apartment permits.

Poll: Many boomers staying put amid bad economy October Issue 3 2011

Poll: Many boomers staying put amid bad economy

As baby boomers look ahead to retirement, they'd prefer a home that is affordable, accessible to medical care and close to family. But an Associated Press-LifeGoesStrong.com poll finds that amid a shaky economy, few think it's likely they'll move in retirement.

October Issue 1 2011

US sales of previously occupied homes fell in September

The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes fell in September. Home sales are on pace to match last year's dismal figures — the worst in 13 years.

In the US, two housing markets and two directions September Issue 1 2011

In the US, two housing markets and two directions

In America, it's starting to feel as if there are two housing markets. One for the rich and one for everyone else.

US home sales jump 7.7 pct. as foreclosures rise September Issue 1 2011

US home sales jump 7.7 pct. as foreclosures rise

The number of Americans who bought previously occupied homes rose in August. But sales were driven by an increase in foreclosures, a sign that home prices could fall further next year and slow a housing recovery.

Revitalizing downtown Fairbanks September Issue 1 2011

Revitalizing downtown Fairbanks

Local business and city leaders are working to get more people in downtown Fairbanks, back to the Interior city's core business district and the center of its history.