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CENTURY 21 Sbarra & Wells’ Blog

Homebuyers’ Attention Caught by Fixer-Uppers

Homebuyers’ Attention Caught by Fixer-Uppers - (MCT)—When first-time home buyers Meghan Starr and Andrew Boerckel told their Philadelphia real estate agent that they were interested only in fixer-uppers, their agent Amanda Turske was skeptical. Typically, clients buying their first houses these days want move-in-ready properties, said Turske, who gets about half her business from first-timers. “Meghan was my first home buyer [...] [Daily Real Estate News]

The Beginning of the Middle Inning: Housing on Strongly Paved Road to Recovery, New Research Shows


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he Beginning of theMiddle Inning: Housing on Strongly Paved Road to Recovery, New Research Shows - Housing is on the way up, according to new research from The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC. The recently released report, Emerging Trends in Real Estate®, focused on the key trending industry outlooks for the year ahead, which the report predicts will be a bright one. According to the report, 2014 will be the [...] [Daily Real Estate News]

REALTORS® Report Americans Prefer to Live in Mixed-Use, Walkable Communities

REALTORS® Report Americans Prefer to Live in Mixed-Use, Walkable Communities - Choosing a community is one of the most important factors for consumers as they consider buying home, and research by the National Association of Realtors® has consistently revealed that Americans prefer walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods and shorter commutes. According to NAR’s 2013 Community Preference Survey, 60 percent of respondents favor a neighborhood with a mix of [...] [Daily Real Estate News]