Thursday, March 3, 2011

6 real estate headlines: 03-Mar

A daily dose of headlines for real estate agents, mortgage lenders and consumers.

Thinking of buying? Click here first
Wall Street Journal
: Though plenty of uncertainty remains, optimism is slowly creeping back into the U.S. housing market.
Why timing housing market could cost you
Sun Sentinel
: The housing market is hurting, in part because many potential buyers are holding off while they try to find the ever-elusive bottom.
It could be the time to buy that bigger house
Washington Post
: If you want to buy a bigger house, now is the time. You'll have to make good on what you owe on your current home, but if you can sell and get out, good for you.
Median sales price up 14.3% in Washington, D.C.
Arlington Real Estate News
: Nearly 400 properties were sold last month, of which 20% were either short sales or foreclosures.
Gain wealth from home ownership?
: The housing market crash that led the latest recession turned conventional wisdom around, and left many wondering if real estate was a good investment after all.
Miami pending home sales rise, bucking national trend
Miami Herald
: Buyers' continued appetite for distressed properties helped push South Florida's pending home sales upward in February, even as the national housing picture sagged.

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