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Boomers help children, buy homes (access required)

An interesting trend is surfacing in today's housing industry. More first-time homebuyers are being financially assisted by their parents. This is particularly noticeable when the parents are among the baby boomer generation. They are showing an intense interest in helping their children and grandchildren become homeowners.

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For seniors, rentals are all the rage (access required)

Seniors seeking a retirement home are increasingly turning to rental units, as opposed to the traditional practice of purchasing a smaller single-family home or condo. At least, they are opting for rentals for temporary housing while waiting for the market ...

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A quiet revolution in home preferences (access required)

In recent years, there have been slowly evolving changes to the type of homes desired by most buyers. The changes affect the key living areas of homes, both inside and outside. John Burns, a noted real estate consultant, conducted a ...

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Solutions to housing’s woes remain elusive (access required)

The key to a substantial housing recovery is to make financing more readily accessible to homebuyers and to reduce the large current inventory of foreclosed and other distressed properties. That’s the consensus of opinions expressed by most housing industry leaders. ...

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Lawsuit fears push Realtors to E&O insurance (access required)

Today we live in a litigation-prone society. Lawsuits are especially prevalent as a result of real estate transactions. Increasingly, brokers and their sales agents are targeted in those lawsuits. Even if those suits are unfounded and frivolous, legal expenses can ...

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