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    Top News Of The Week

    - Home Values Jump Again
    - The “Key” To Housing Recovery
    - App Helps With Home Affordability
    - Feds Try to Limit Foreclosures
    - US Bank Settles
    - New Home Sales Soar
    - Regulating Real Estate Drones
    - The Housing Recovery Kings
    - Home Loan Lenders Look to Rents

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    Local Market Conditions

    It’s time to continue our look at the latest facts and figures from across the country as we dig down into at the most recent existing home sales report from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

    This week we’re going to dig further into those existing home sales numbers, concentrating on the condo and co-op market to see how that important sector has influenced the housing numbers we saw in May.

    But just so we have a frame of reference, let’s recap what we saw in overall existing home sales. Existing Home Sales rose strongly in May compared to April, that’s the best gain we’ve seen this year and it was certainly a welcome sight. They were down from the same time last year but things are starting to pick up after a sluggish start to the year. We also saw inventory continue its rise and that’s something we haven’t seen for a long, long time. This is great news as it will give buyers more to choose from and hopefully bring some more stability to the market.

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    A History of Air Conditioning

    So here’s a question for you.

    Right now, as you listen to the show – are you someplace – that’s air conditioned? You house, your car, maybe even your office?

    Well, if so, good move. Because all over the country, as the temperatures start to creep higher and higher, summer CAN become a muggy, sticky, sweaty, humid and downright MISERABLE time of year. It can weigh us down and take away our energy.

    Except for good old AC. You might say air conditioning becomes one of our best friends. It brings us so much cool comfort, as the crisp, chilly breeze pushes through our homes. Gotta love that.

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    Fans of Fans

    We’ve talked about all kinds of ways to stay cool this summer. And OK, we have to admit – air conditioning is, well, the king of cool. Nothing’s quite like it.

    But we’ve also talked about alternatives. That don’t cost as much to run, and that do a pretty good job of keeping you, and your house cool.

    So let’s wrap up today’s show by talking about one of the best alternatives out there. One that goes WAY back in history…yet, one that most of us still use every day. One that helped people all over the nation – and the world – survive….before air conditioning was around.

    And we’re talking about something very simple. The everyday, ordinary FAN.

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    Segments For July 5th 2014


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      Top News Of The Week

      - PHS Rises Strongly
      - Second Housing Recovery Wave
      - Good Time for Jumbo Mortgages
      - Home Down Payments Are, How Much?
      - Home Builder Confidence Rises
      - Suntrust and DOJ reach settlement
      - PHS Rises Sharply
      - Housing Markets with Tasty Treats
      - Many Areas Hit New Home Value Peaks
      - More Homeowners Becoming Landlords

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      Local Market Conditions

      It’s time to take a look at the latest facts and figures from across the country from the National Association of REALTORS®.

      This week saw the release of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS’® Pending Home Sales report for the month of May. And May continued the upward trend on a month over month basis, after seeing a welcome climb in April, also.

      In fact, not only did Pending Home Sales rise, they rose significantly. We’ve seen a welcome return to lower mortgage rates and a just-as-welcome increase in inventory across the country and that seems to be encouraging sellers to list and buyers to get out into the market to see what’s available.

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      Homeowner Freedom

      What does it mean to have financial freedom? Ask a dozen people that question and the odds are you’ll get a dozen different answers.

      No matter what it means to you, in OUR country, the road to financial freedom is often paved with good real estate decisions – like choosing a home that hopefully, increases in value. Because unfortunately, it’s much tougher to reach that goal of financial freedom if you’re a renter.

      A report from ABC News showed the average net worth for an American renter is typically only a few thousand dollars. Meanwhile, for the average HOMEOWNER, it is closer to $200,000.

      So let’s look at that. Now, if you own a house – you may know a lot of this already. But if you’re renting? Listen up. Because we’re going to explain just how your financial life might change – when someday, you buy a home of your own.

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      Home is Worth Fighting For

      What an amazing weekend this is. We step outside our home and smell barbecue in the air. Sunny days give way to balmy nights – as our families thrill to the brilliant colors of fireworks bannered across the sky.

      There’s no time like Independence Day.

      The day we honor the birth of the United States of America.

      Our home – which was founded based on the essential principles of ‘Life, Liberty and Property.” Yep, that’s right – the first draft of those famous words, were ‘Life, Liberty and Property.’ Later on, Ben Franklin substituted ‘the pursuit of happiness,’ because he thought it was a broader approach.

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      Segments For June 28th 2014


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