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Soft Home Sales Start the New Year

January RE/MAX Housing Report: Slow Start for Home Sales in 2015

Sputtering Home Sales. 2014 Deja Vu?

Antique Car TroubleLike last year, the pace of home sales are sputtering to start the new year. January home sales were 3.9% lower than sales in January 2014. However, last year, sales improved dramatically during the spring and summer months and three of the last four months of 2014 recorded higher sales than one year earlier. With a constrained inventory, the January Median Price rose by 11.2% over last January. And the inventory of homes for sale was 10.9% lower than one year ago. At the current rate of sales, the corresponding Months Supply of inventory fell slightly to 5.2 on a scale where 6.0 indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

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  1. NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index in February. Housing and Residential Construction Off to Slow Start

    January data disappointing. Housing and residential onstruction off to a slow start in 2015. Can pent-up demand and keep the housing market moving forward?

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  2. Downhill slide after fall Existing-Home Sales in Downhill January Skid

    Existing-home sales declined in January to 9 month low. Available inventory remains subdued.

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  3. The Carolina Reaper. The Six Spiciest Chile Peppers on the Planet

    The Six Super-Spiciest Chile Peppers on Earth. Eat These and “die!”

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  4. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Hemlock Pest Found in Jackson County

    Officials Uncover Hemlock Pest “Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA)” in Jackson County. A small Asian aphid threatens the health of the hemlock in the eastern United States.

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  5. Behold the housing recovery. Housing Recovery? Oops!

    Weekly Mortgage Purchase Apps drop again. Down 66% From 2004. “2015 is going to be a big year for housing!” meme may need revision.

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  6. On the rise. Mortgage Rates Up Again

    Mortgage rates rose for the second straight week as 10-year T-note yields surged.

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  7. RE/MAX Number One Franchise 500®: RE/MAX, #1 Real Estate Franchise

    RE/MAX again ranked #1 real estate franchise. Franchise 500® measures franchisor strength, stability and growth.

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  8. Clutter. The Hard Truths About De-Cluttering

    The hard truth about decluttering is that it’s hard. Thoughts on pushing through so you can open a world of possibilities for yourself once clutter is gone?

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  9. Cast iron skillet. How to Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

    How to clean a cast iron skillet. Taking care of a good cast iron pan is like taking care of a puppy. A little work but very satisfying.

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