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Today’s News March 26, 2012

– Census Bureau: Urban growth outpaces nation More people moved close to cities from 2000 to 2010 than to rural areas; 80.7% of U.S. population now urban. Pending home sales ease in Feb. but higher than last year But overall, winter pending sales are the best in five years....

Today’s News March 22, 2012

– VA contest to help homeless find homes The VA, HUD and Jon Bon Jovi foundation offer $25K prize to creator of easy-to-use resource guide for vets, others. FHFA House Price Index unchanged in January The Index, which tracks same-property sales, seems to indicate stability in the selling price...

Today’s News March 21, 2012

– New ADA rules in effect for commercial Disabled access guidelines affect renovations and construction; announced in 2010, rule officially took effect March 15. Florida economy focus of White House talks Florida Realtors Pres. Summer Greene and VP Sebree discussed Fla. real estate market, jobs, visas with Obama officials....

Today’s News March 20, 2012

– Mortgage settlement could lead to more scams Most people read about the $25B settlement, so homeowners can expect a new wave of scams offering to help them collect. Realtors in Fla., across U.S. prepare for Nationwide Open House Realtors in Fla. and across U.S. will open doors to...

Today’s News March 19, 2012

– CoreLogic encouraged by drop in foreclosures Analysts saw 69K foreclosures completed in Jan. 2012 compared to 80K in Jan. 2011; 3.3% of mortgaged homes at risk. Home improvement trends Repairs that boost curb appeal continue to lead the list of improvements that return value when a home is...

Today’s News March 16, 2012

– Seniors and young adults will influence U.S. housing markets 30M baby boomers to join senior ranks over next 20 years; it’s likely to increase housing supply for their echo boomer kids.

Today’s News March 15, 2012

– Fla. ranked first in 2011 home sales to Canada NAR: Canadians made up largest group (23%) of foreign buyers in 2011; in 2010, 8% of Fla. resales went to Canadians.

Today’s News March 14, 2012

– updates iOS real estate search app It’s compatible with 4.0 or higher devices; makes search for price reduced, foreclosed and recently sold properties easier.

Today’s News March 13, 2012

– NAR: Tax rumor keeps spreading Contrary to a viral email that keeps returning with a vengeance, there is no across-the-board real estate tax in 2013.

Some in Kiev speak of their country’s European destiny

In his Warsaw speech Cheap Jerseys china, President Bush made direct reference to Ukraine when he stated: “The Europe we are building must include Ukraine, a nation struggling with the trauma of transition. Some in Kiev speak of their country’s European destiny. If this is their aspiration, we should...