Publication: MSN Real Estate

First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Detroit's $1,000 houses may be a lousy deal

The price is right, but good luck turning a profit, house flippers say.By Daniel Goldstein, MarketWatchFor sale: A spacious 1,600-square-foot, three-bedroom Tudor-style home built in 1929, with one-and-a-half baths, glass block windows, hardwood floors, ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Eminent domain: Whose land is it anyway?

The government’s seizure of land continues to be a controversial issue, but proponents cite the benefits of economic progress and development.By Mark Koba, CNBCNine years ago, James Dupree bought a rundown warehouse and onetime horse stable in Philadelphia ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Housing market slow to hit spring stride

Supply issues continue, though housing starts are up, according to a report released on Wednesday.By Conor Dougherty and Nick Timiraos, The Wall Street JournalA flurry of recent housing data suggests that the market's spring selling season is getting ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Most expensive US home sells

Copper Beach Farm in Greenwich, Conn., sold for $120 million. It originally was listed for $190 million.By Neal J. Leitereg, realtor.comApril is apparently the month for $100 million deals.On the heels of the $102 million sale of the Fleur de Lys in Los ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

5 ways to save on lawn care

You can keep your grass healthy without breaking your budget by following these tips.By Susan Johnston, U.S. News & World ReportAs the weather warms up and flowers begin to blossom, Americans with grassy yards will soon be thinking about mowing and lawn ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Homebuilder confidence rises slightly

Report on April sentiment was 'weaker than expected again — and fairly disappointing.'By Ben Leubsdorf, The Wall Street JournalPost begins belowU.S. homebuilders remained downbeat in April, a sign the housing market is still shaky despite the arrival ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

How to get the best contractor

Follow these 5 tips to get the most out of your remodeling project.By Josh Gorskoff, Money magazineWhen the real estate market was in the dumps, snagging a great contractor was a simple task. With few people remodeling, no project was too small for hungry ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Property taxes: Who pays the most and least?

The average homeowner pays $2,800 in property taxes annually. In some states, residents pay five times as much.By Camille Salama, ZillowThe second biggest cost of homeownership — following the mortgage — is usually property taxes. In 2012, U.S. homeowners ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Buy a college-town apartment -- for your toddler?

Chinese buyers are laying the groundwork for their kids, some still in diapers, to study abroad by snapping up high-end real estate in college towns.By Alyssa Abkowitz, The Wall Street JournalChinese businessman Li Sheng is looking for a $900,000, four-bedroom ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

5 popular spring colors for sellers

If you're putting your house up for sale, try some of these trendy colors on the walls.By Andrea Davis, HomeAdvisorIs it time to add some fresh splash of paint to the house interior? Do you plan to sell the house this year or in the near future?If you ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Mortgage rates drop to 4.34 percent

Despite the week-to-week decrease, the average rate on a 30-year, fixed-rate loan is still higher than in 2013.By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatchThe average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 4.34 percent in the week that ended April 10 from 4.41 ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Despite steady mortgage rates, few are refinancing

Refis comprise 51 percent of all mortgage applications, down from 80 percent in 2012.By Diana Olick, CNBCThe volume of mortgage applications fell last week despite a steady average rate on the commonly used 30-year fixed mortgage.A large drop in refinances ... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 09 2014]

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"Overall, even after adjusting for weather, it has been worse than what most people expected" said Tom Lawler, an independent housing economist in Leesburg, Va
"It's nothing more than a land grab," said Dupree. "And the kicker is the developer who was going to build the shopping area backed out of the deal."

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Housing market slow to hit spring stride [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 16 2014]
Eminent domain: Whose land is it anyway? [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 16 2014]
Detroit's $1,000 houses may be a lousy deal [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 16 2014]
5 ways to save on lawn care [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 15 2014]
How to get the best contractor [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 15 2014]
Homebuilder confidence rises slightly [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 15 2014]
Most expensive US home sells [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 15 2014]
Property taxes: Who pays the most and least? [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 14 2014]
Buy a college-town apartment -- for your toddler? [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 14 2014]
5 popular spring colors for sellers [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 11 2014]
Mortgage rates drop to 4.34 percent [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 10 2014]
West Coast condo values continue climb [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 09 2014]
Despite steady mortgage rates, few are refinancing [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 09 2014]
Is it time to bring back the homebuyer tax credit? [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 08 2014]
7 neighborhood details you may be ignoring [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 08 2014]
Cities: Too pricey for educated buyers? [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 08 2014]
What a mortgage calculator won't tell you [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 08 2014]
Mortgage volume hits 14-year low [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 08 2014]
How to improve home acoustics [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 08 2014]
How to find the right suburb [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 04 2014]
Where to find 'turnkey' homes [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 04 2014]
What to do if you get a tax lien on your house [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 04 2014]
Where homes sell in 3 days -- or less [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 04 2014]
Sprawling cities face more accidents, obesity [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 03 2014]
3 reasons to refinance before the weather improves [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 02 2014]
Can't afford a 20 percent down payment? 4 tips [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 02 2014]
Fleur de Lys mansion sells for $102 million [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 01 2014]
Report: 70 percent of homeowners associations a... [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 01 2014]
Why hasn't everyone refinanced? [Published MSN Real Estate - Apr 01 2014]
Should you make extra mortgage payments? [Published MSN Real Estate - Mar 31 2014]
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