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Would you buy a haunted house?

Every night you hear the floorboards creak from footsteps when no one is home, and you swear you felt someone standing behind you only a moment ago. Living in a house with these kinds of creepy occurrences may not be appealing to most, but a recent survey from found that a number of Americans would actually be willing to buy a haunted...

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Topics: Homebuyer and Seller Education Industry News

Housing Market Enters 2013 with Strong Momentum

The recession of the late 2000s scared a large number of homebuyers out of the housing market, but recent improvements and increased stability have helped lure millions of Americans back in. In fact, the last three months of 2012 proved to be one of the strongest quarters in recent years, which led many experts to declare that the housing market...

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Topics: Economy Industry News

Rate of Foreclosures Drops in Two-Thirds of Major Metros

Although the nation's housing market is a long way from recovering fully from the recession of the late 2000s, several indicators suggest that significant progress was made during the third quarter of 2012. In addition to improving in basic measurements of health like property values, the housing market has also seen a large reduction in the...

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Topics: Economy Industry News Housing