Author Archives: Roberta Fuchs

Remodeling report says homeowners cash in on upgrades (access required)

Realtors categorize kitchen upgrades and renovations, bathroom do-overs and new wood flooring as the interior projects that most appeal to potential buyers, according to the National Association of Realtor’s 2015 Remodeling Impact Report. When looking at the interior projects that ...

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Builders bullish on 55-plus housing market (access required)

U.S. homebuilder confidence in the active-adult housing market remains strong despite a slight drop in sentiment, according to the National Association of Home Builders 55+ Housing Market Index. The organization’s index fell slightly to 57 in the second quarter from ...

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Numbers point to worsening construction worker shortage (access required)

Despite month-over-month gains in construction-sector employment, the Associated General Contractors of America is warning about a potential worker shortage. Construction employment in July climbed to its highest level since February 2009, the AGC says, with the number of workers rising ...

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Study: homes near Trader Joe’s appreciate more (access required)

Homeowners living near a Trader Joe’s have seen higher appreciation since their purchase than those who purchased near a Whole Foods, according to a study. But those near a Trader Joe’s also get hit with higher property taxes. Those are ...

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Immigration changes could boost housing sales (access required)

President Barack Obama’s decision to weather a Republican backlash and reform immigration regulations could have a significant impact on the housing market. In allowing millions of undocumented residents to work legally and avoid the threat of deportation, Obama is opening ...

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