Category Archives: Oak Knoll Farms

Twenty Metros Join List Of Improving Housing Market Index In December

The number of improving housing markets continued to expand for a fourth consecutive month in December, rising from 30 to 41 on the latest National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI), released today. The December list featured … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers Give The Gift Of Homeownership

Trying to figure out what to give your child for the holidays?  For many Baby Boomers, the answer is a house.  Twenty percent of Baby Boomer couples have already given at least one of their children the means to purchase … Continue reading

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Homeownership Favored Over Renting

The U.S. will not become a nation of renters; there are just too many benefits, both financial and otherwise, to own versus rent. That’s according to the combined findings of several recent studies presented during the “Buyer or Renter Nation?” … Continue reading

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Today Is The Best Time To Buy A New Home

The latest Case Shiller Price Index indicates that housing prices are at the same level as they were in 2003.  The only difference is that mortgage rates have dropped significantly.  The infographic from the KCM Blog  below illustrates the point: … Continue reading

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Homeownership Is On The Rise

The nation’s homeownership rate ticked up in the third quarter compared with the second quarter, suggesting that the three-year decline in home ownership may be starting to bottom out. The rental vacancy rate also rose, a possible sign that rising … Continue reading

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Winterizing Your Patio Furniture

As sad as it is to move indoors after enjoying your outdoor furniture all summer, taking a little extra time to care for your patio set now that the cold weather is approaching will keep everything pristine for spring’s return. … Continue reading

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Home Prices Rose in July

A recent data release from the nationally-recognized Case-Shiller Home Price Index indicated that housing may be gaining some upward momentum, with now four consecutive months worth of increases in both the 10- and 20-city composite indices. Among the locations that … Continue reading

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What to Expect When Buying a Quick Delivery Home

Recognizing that many buyers want the luxury and efficiency of a new home, but don’t necessarily have the seven to nine months of time necessary for a build-out, Birchwood Park Homes offers “spec” or “quick delivery” homes, which are either … Continue reading

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Mortgage Rates At Record Lows Dropping Below 4% For The First Time

According to the Freddie Mac mortgage agency, today the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to the lowest rate ever, 3.94%. The average rate on a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 3.26%, also a record. Mortgage rates could … Continue reading

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Do You Have The High Rental Cost Blues? Think Homeownership!

You don’t have to look far these days to find a news report or article talking about the skyrocketing costs of renting. Over the past few years, the numbers of renters have swelled thanks to the influx of prior homeowners … Continue reading

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