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The Winter Market

Segments For December 19th 2015


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Top News Of The Week

– Tax Protection for Short Sellers At Risk
– FICO Expanding Credit Criteria
– Construction Jobs Slated to Increase
– Micro Kitchens Macro Trend
– Roofs Raise Resale
– Down Payment Savings Time Line
– Affordability Remains Strong
– Low Down Payment Loans Less than 3% of Fannie and Freddie Mortgages
– NAR Partners with Boys and Girls Clubs
– Two Million Dollars with Zero Down


Local Market Conditions

It’s time to take look at the latest real estate facts and figures from across the country.
This week we’re going to go further into the most recent Existing Home Sales report from THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, concentrating on October sales of existing homes by price category.
First, let’s look at the Existing Home Sales Report. Existing Home Sales in October dipped a bit after September’s gains, down 3.4%. Despite the month to month drop in the volume of sales, we did see another year over year increase. Compared to October of last year, Existing Home Sales were up almost 4%.


To Rake or Not to Rake

If you live in a snow state, shoveling your sidewalk and your front steps are a given. But what about your roof? You’ve probably wondered about whether you should get that snow off your rooftop — or let it stay there until the spring thaw.
To rake – or not to rake? That is the question.
Last winter, Boston’s record-breaking levels of snowfall was headline news… and so was the concern about whether families were in danger from a potential roof collapse. Todd Fratzel, a structural engineer at United Construction Corp. and editor of, recommended in the Boston Globe that homeowners remove snow that’s EIGHTEEN inches or higher on low-pitched, or flat roofs.


What Every Home Owner Wants for Christmas!

While kids may be asking for toys and bikes and I-Phones this year, there are plenty of adults who wish Santa could make their real estate dreams come true.
At least some of those adults may be like little Susie from “A Miracle on 34th Street,” and will be asking Santa for a house this year! According to a study earlier this year by the Urban Land Institute, virtually all Millennials aspire to own their home someday.


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