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Homebuilders are confident in future sales activity

Homebuilder sentiment provides a gauge of how well the housing market is performing with regard to sales, and the latest housing market index from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows residential construction professionals have a positive outlook. David Crowe, NAHB chief economist, said the HMI reached the highest readings since 2005 for builder perceptions of future and current sales. The category for buyer traffic also increased, and the Midwest was the only region to experience a drop in its HMI. In his opinion, this bodes well for the pace of new-home sales o...

June 17th, 2015 Homebuilders are confident in future sales activity

Finding good schools in affordable neighborhoods

Traditionally, homebuyers know purchasing a house in a neighborhood that has top-notch schools comes with a premium, but Zillow notes there are steps current or future parents can take to find affordable homes and great educations. These strategies require a little more work, but thinking beyond typical techniques will better the chances homebuyers get the perfect home and education for their children. The conundrum of housing and schools Top-performing school districts aren’t a perk for only parents or soon-to-be parents. Every homebuyer wants to be near these institutions....

June 9th, 2015 Finding good schools in affordable neighborhoods