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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bidding Wars for Houses!

Lots of good news today!

Federal Reserve Chairmani Ben Bernanke yesterday gave his most optimistic outlook since the financial crisis began, saying the economy is on the verge of growing again.

July home sales surge for the fourth month in a row, posting the largest monthly increase in at least ten years. Sales jumped 7.2% to an annual rate of 5.24 million units. This was the strongest month since August 2007.

Demand for entry- and mid-level houses has led to bidding wars in Southern California, as buyers are shopping for homes again, optimistic that values have been beaten down about as low as they will go and triggering the highest sales levels in more than two years. A report released Tuesday shows a sharp rise in home purchases and an increase in median prices for a third straight month -- suggesting that the two-year decline in home values may finally be over. The complete article can be viewed at:,0,5419938.story

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