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Report Says Housing Affordability Index Up for Q1 2015

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – First quarter home prices saw a decrease in value of $5,000 to $210,000, while average mortgage interest fell from 4.29 percent to 4.03 percent in the same period. Falling prices and interest rates brought a boost in nationwide affordability in the first quarter of 2015, says the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing

Housing Opportunity Index Shows Housing Affordability Edged Up in Fourth Quarter, 2014

(Jeff Sorg – OnlineEd) – According to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released February 19, 2015, lower interest rates and home prices across the country contributed to a slight increase in nationwide housing affordability in the fourth quarter of 2014. “This upturn in affordability for the final quarter of 2014

Seattle Home Wins Best In America Living Awards Remodel of the Year in the 2014

 (Jeff Sorg – OnlineEd) – The Book House in Seattle wins Remodel of the Year in the 2014 award from Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The home was also named the Pacific Northwest regional winner. The home owners worked with DeForest Architects and Prestige Residential Construction, both

Housing Starts Top 1 Million for Third Time This Year

  (Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd) – According to figures released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, nationwide housing starts have topped one million for the third time in 2014. “These numbers show starts returning to levels we saw earlier this summer, where they hovered around one million units,” said National Association of Home