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ReView First Quarter 2017

As we close out 2016…we should reflect on the great success of our Board and Members. In our ever-changing real estate market, we must keep on our toes and keep up with the most current trends and technology. WithPresidentJe Perry at the helm of our ship, we were able to exceed many of the challenges […]

Homeownership’s Impact on Net Worth

Over the last five years, homeownership has lost some of its allure as a financial investment. As homeowners suffered through the housing bust, more and more began to question whether owning a home was truly a good way to build wealth. A recent study by the Federal Reserve formally answered this question. Some of the findings revealed […]

Outside remodeling has biggest return on investment

Homeowners looking for the most return on their investment when remodeling should consider exterior replacement projects. According to the 2013 Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report, Realtors® rated exterior projects among the most valuable home improvement projects. “Realtors know that curb appeal projects offer great bang for your buck, because a home’s exterior is the first thing […]

What’s Really Behind the Housing Recovery?

The housing market has shown several consecutive months of improvement in home prices and buyer demand. The housing market—once a downer for the U.S. economy—is now its one bright spot. But why? A recent TIME magazine article questions what’s really behind the real estate market’s improvement.  Tim Iacano of Iacano Research credits the majority of […]

Americans starting to move again

More Americans are on the move again after a record-low rate last year, a hint of a thaw in the impact of the economic downturn.The Census Bureau reported Monday that the nation’s rate of moving inched up to 12 percent after hitting a record-low of 11.6 percent in 2011 – still well below rates of […]

Lack of workers plagues construction industry

The construction industry shed 2.2 million workers between January 2007 and last year. So now there’s an overabundance of them eager for jobs, right? Wrong. Contractors are struggling with shortages of workers as the homebuilding market comes to life and some commercial sectors strengthen. The crunch is affecting a handful of states, including Texas, Arizona, […]

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