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Nevada First Time Buyers

The Nevada Housing Division First-Time Homebuyer Program offers to low and moderate income first time homebuyers fixed interest rate 30-year loans with additional assistance available for down payment and closing costs.

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RebuildUSA 203K Loans

Academy Mortgage is a RebuildUSA 203k Specialist™, trained and ready to help you finance a home purchase including up to $30,000 in additional funding for renovations and improvements, through the use of the FHA 203k program.

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Homepath Lending

HomePath Mortgage allows a borrower to purchase a Fannie Mae-owned property with a low down payment, flexible mortgage terms, no lender-requested appraisal and no mortgage insurance. Expanded seller contributions to closing costs are allowed.

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Measure of US Home Prices Rises by Most in 6 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. home prices jumped 4.6 percent in August compared to a year ago, the largest year-over-year increase in more than six years. CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said Tuesday that prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight monthly gain. Steady price increases, [...]

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Report: Existing Reno Home Sales, Median Price Rise in August

Existing home sales in Washoe County rose 2 percent in August from July but fell 7 percent from August 2011, a Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors report today shows. The report also shows the median sales price on existing homes in August rose 6 percent from July to $175,000. That also marks a 14 percent rise [...]

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Reno-Area Homeowners Get Bit of Equity Boost

Underwater Reno and Sparks homeowners saw a slight improvement in their equity with improved home values and fewer foreclosures on the market. During the second quarter of 2012, 49.2 percent, or 46,070 residential properties, were “underwater,” owing more on their loans than what their homes were worth, according a report released Wednesday by data provider [...]

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US Home Prices Post First 12-Month Gain Since ’10

U.S. home prices rose in June from the same month last year, the first year-over-year increase since the summer of 2010. The increase is the latest evidence of a nascent recovery in the housing market. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday showed a gain of 0.5 percent from June 2011. The last [...]

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RE/MAX: Inventory Poses Biggest Threat to ‘Year of Recovery’

Looks like the dragon will have to step aside: 2012 is now “The Year of the Housing Recovery,” according to RE/MAX. The real estate giant released its National Housing Report for August 2012 (covering July), showing that both sales and prices have posted year-over-year increases for most of 2012. Home sales appear to have peaked [...]

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Exclusive: New Bill Brings Better Housing Benefits for Veterans

Earlier this month, President Obama signed a new bill into law with the intent of making much-needed changes to the VA Home Guaranty Program, as well as providing healthcare to the hundreds of thousands of Marines and Marine families that drank contaminated water at Camp Lejeune North Carolina – the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring [...]

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Homebuilder Confidence in U.S. Increases to Five-Year High

Confidence among U.S. homebuilders climbed in August to the highest level in more than five years, affirming the improvement in residential construction. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder confidence index rose to 37, higher than projected and the best showing since February 2007, according to figures from the Washington-based group released today. The [...]

Read more Reno Median List Prices Increase, Inventory Sees Dramatic Decrease

The median list price for Reno homes reached $198,950 in July, which was a 13 percent increase from the same time period in 2011, according to It also was a 2 percent increase from June. The national median list price was $194,900 last month. Read full story here

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Reno Considered a Boomtown, Report Says

Reno’s depressed real estate market is getting healthier, and the city is being called a boomtown now, according to a new report. During the second quarter, Reno was ranked No. 38 in market recovery, according to the Top Turnaround Town Report released today by the “What we noticed this time was that there [...]

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Reno-Sparks Housing, Taxable Sales Show Positive Signs

The last time Reno and Sparks real estate agents saw a “seller’s market” was in 2005 during the zenith of the housing boom. Seven years later at the midway point in 2012, home sellers have their choice in buyers as the limited supply and higher demand contribute to multiple bids and rising prices. Reno and [...]

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