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Realities of Real Estate: Drilling down to determine market value

In previous columns, we’ve talked about something called an AVM or automated valuation model. These are computer programs that attempt to determine the market value of property. In keeping with the computerization of most everything we do, AVMs are becoming ...

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Realities of Real Estate: What local knowledge gets you

On a national, and even international, scale the world of real estate is undergoing a transformation, one that could fundamentally change the process of buying and selling homes. The average consumer probably doesn’t notice, but behind the scenes, there’s a ...

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Home prices rise 12.4 pct., most in 7.5 years

WASHINGTON — U.S. home prices rose 12.4 percent in July compared with a year ago, the most since February 2006. An increase in sales on a limited supply of available homes drove the gains. The Standard &Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price ...

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U.S. home values have hit bottom, Zillow says

SEATTLE — U.S. home values have risen four consecutive months, Zillow.com said on Tuesday, a trend that led the housing website to declare that the market has turned the corner from its five-year slump. “After four months with rising home ...

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