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Will Demographics Save the Housing Market?

December 27, 2012


Even before the housing crisis hit the US, home ownership had been steadily declining.  Can demographics save the ailing housing market?  MarketMAPS takes a look.    According to most analysts, the US housing market hit its peak in 2004.  Since then, there have been fewer and fewer homeowners in the US.  The housing crisis, which […]

Real Estate and Haunted Disclosure

April 16, 2012


Must a ‘haunting’ be disclosed to a home buyer or renter?   One couple of Toms River, New Jersey would like to think so. Jose Chinchilla and his fiancée Michele Callan are suing their landlord for $2,250 (their security deposit) claiming that an abundance of paranormal activity has forced them to vacate their house only […]

Versailles, the would-be biggest house in America

March 19, 2012


Most homes in The Reserve at Lake Butler Sound average 10,000 square feet. David Siegel’s measures out to nine times that size.   The colossal custom dream house sits on 10 acres of lakefront property in Orlando, Florida. It’s even built on a custom-made hill. At the moment the house itself occupies one full acre, […]

Real Estate- A Buyer’s Market

December 22, 2011


It goes without saying that in the world of housing, it’s a buyer’s market. While most Americans are bound to their homes without a prospect to sell, buying a house in today’s market is, as mortgage –and- asset-backed securities teams would say, ‘dirt cheap’.   Homes are being resold for 31 percent under the peak […]