Archive for September, 2011

Mortgage Rates Hit All-Time Low

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac has reported that interest rates for both 15- and 30-year fixed-rate mortgages have now fallen to an all-time historical low. Experts suggest the continued drop is in part due to implementation of the Federal Reserve’s “Operation Twist,” which focuses its…

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Las Vegas Real Estate Struggling to Recover

Las Vegas frequently counts itself among the most troubled regions in the U.S. real estate market, but eight consecutive months of improved resale home numbers and an increase in investor dollars is helping to slowly turn the tide. The city saw its best August for sales in five years, boosted largely..

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UK Property Prices Outlook Stable

The Nationwide index for residential real estate prices in the United Kingdom showed very little movement across 13 measured regions, with seven seeing slight increases and the rest edging downward. There was an overall increase of 0.1%, which places prices 0.3% lower than the same time last year and…

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African Office Space Driving Regional Market

The 2011 Cushman and Wakefield Emerging Markets report indicates commercial real estate in Africa is leading growth in a regional survey that measures 19 markets in Africa and nine in the Middle East.

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Cloud Can Help Avoid Business Website Crashes

Mark Reino, CEO of communications consulting firm Merit Mile, discusses how Target recently failed to protect itself against a website crash during the rollout of its new clothing line, and what small businesses can do to avoid making the same mistakes. He reminds small-business owners that they…

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Long-Term US Housing Market Negative

A new Macromarkets survey indicates low expectations for the future of the US housing market, which experts interpret as dysfunction in the system when mortgage rates are at the their lowest yet prices continue to fall. The data predict home prices will only increase an average of 1.1% through 2015…

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Long-Term US Housing Market Negative

A new Macromarkets survey indicates low expectations for the future of the US housing market, which experts interpret as dysfunction in the system when mortgage rates are at the their lowest yet prices continue to fall. The data predict home prices will only increase an average of 1.1% through 2015…

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Long-Term US Housing Market Negative

A new Macromarkets survey indicates low expectations for the future of the US housing market, which experts interpret as dysfunction in the system when mortgage rates are at the their lowest yet prices continue to fall. The data predict home prices will only increase an average of 1.1% through 2015…

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Long-Term US Housing Market Negative

A new Macromarkets survey indicates low expectations for the future of the US housing market, which experts interpret as dysfunction in the system when mortgage rates are at the their lowest yet prices continue to fall. The data predict home prices will only increase an average of 1.1% through 2015…

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Policy Paralysis Plagues US Economy

The major problems faced by Americans are framed as Catch-22s in that what needs to be done in the short term for long-term prosperity will hurt too much in the short term and effectively derail the chance of that prosperity. Experts argue that Americans (and the federal government) must curtail…

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