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Record Number of Cash Buyers in USA Property Market

A new record has recently been set in the United States for the number of people paying cash for residential properties. Among USA houses for sale in the first quarter of 2014, 42.7 percent were bought with cash rather than traditional home loans. In the previous quarter, only 37.8 percent of homes were purchased with cash, which is an increase of 19.1 percent.

This startling data was first reported by RealtyTrac, the respected real-estate information company based in California. However, the record quarter is based on the fact that cash purchases were not specifically tracked before 2011. Continue reading»Record Number of Cash Buyers in USA Property Market

USA House Prices to Rise by 3 Percent in the Next Year

Prices in the US property market are predicted to increase by 3 percent over the next year, but according to Zillow, the respected real estate information company, growth will largely depend upon location.

The Zillow Home Value Index is a trusted resource for determining property prices, and the index rose to $169,200 in February 2014, which is up by 5.6 percent over the previous year. In addition, the number of homes listed for sale by Zillow increased by 5.5 percent since last year.
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USA Median Sales Price Up for Two Consecutive Years

The median price of properties for sale in America has increased each month for the past two years.

At the end of March 2014, the median sales price of residential properties rose by 1 percent, which is an increase of 10 percent over March 2013, according to data recently published by the real estate research and information firm RealtyTrac.
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Five Reasons Why You Should Buy an Investment Property

Real estate is often noted for being one of the best and most secure investments you can make, and once you understand how to buy an investment property, you will see how easy it is and all of the benefits it can provide.

In fact, investment homes are so lucrative that many experts are now recommending that first-time home buyers purchase an investment property rather than an owner-occupier property.
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Ten Reasons Why Atlanta Is a Good Place for Investors

Many investors have been taking advantage of the real estate crash that occurred several years ago, but opportunities for profits are still available in many parts of the United States.

Properties for sale in the USA remain strong investments during this period of economic and market recovery, but some cities are better for investors than others are. One of the top cities in the U.S. for investors is Atlanta, Georgia. Continue reading»Ten Reasons Why Atlanta Is a Good Place for Investors

Has the USA Property Market Bottomed Out?

Even though the USA property market bottomed out sometime between 2010 and 2012, now is the perfect time to invest. Many property investors aggressively bought homes in the last two years, but now the large investors are beginning to slow down and hesitate, leaving room for individuals.

The mad dash for property that occurred in 2012 and 2013 had the effect of helping the market recover after the devastating financial crisis that began in 2007. Continue reading»Has the USA Property Market Bottomed Out?

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