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Nov262012

Consort Homes receives award in Customer Satisfaction

News 18 Builders Earn Builder Partnerships Achievement Awards in Customer Satisfaction The Builder Partnership Achievement Award (BPAA) was created to provide customer-centric home builders with third-party customer satisfaction validation from a credible source. To assure a high integrity process, Builder Partnerships put together a team of industry experts to effectively survey…

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Nov212012

US home sales rise to 4.79 million pace in October; builder confidence at 6-year high

US home sales rise to 4.79 million pace in October; builder confidence at 6-year high

By Associated Press, Published: November 19 WASHINGTON — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose solidly in October, helped by improvement in the job market and record-low mortgage rates. The increase along with a jump in homebuilder confidence this month suggests the housing market continues to recover. The National Association…

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Sep192012

Existing home sales, housing starts jump in August

Existing home sales, housing starts jump in August

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Existing home sales jumped 7.8% in August to the highest level in more than two years, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million. That’s the most since May 2010, when…

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Sep142012

Buying A Home Is 45% Cheaper than Renting

Buying A Home Is 45% Cheaper than Renting

You can save hundreds of dollars a month by buying a home instead of renting – especially if you can get today’s low mortgage rates, itemize your tax deductions and plan to live there for 7 years. The most important housing decision that most consumers face is whether to rent…

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Sep72012

U.S. home sales move at faster pace — a sign of recovery

U.S. home sales move at faster pace — a sign of recovery

By Alejandro Lazo September 5, 2012, 12:12 p.m.   Homes in the U.S. sold at the fastest clip in more than a year last month, new data show, a testament to the strength of the housing recovery this year. The median time a home was listed for sale was 69…

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Aug242012

New-Home Sales Rise 3.6 Percent in July

New-Home Sales Rise 3.6 Percent in July

from the NAHB website… August 23, 2012 – Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 372,000 units in July from an upwardly revised pace in the previous month, according to figures released by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau today. “Sales…

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Aug102012

Press Release: Consort Homes Has Four New Display Homes Under Construction

Consort Homes Has Four New Display Homes Under Construction New Designs Are Sure to Win Over Home Shoppers St. Louis, MO — Consort Homes is excited to announce that FOUR new display homes are being built – one in Carlton Glen (Wentzville), and another in Countryshire Estates (Lake Saint Louis).  The…

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Jun122012

8 scenarios that hurt mortgage qualification

8 scenarios that hurt mortgage qualification

  1 – Do I jeopardize my mortgage application by changing jobs before the loan closes? Yes. The underwriter approved your application based on your documented income covering two years or longer, from one source. At closing you must certify that all the information in your application continues to be…

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Apr52012

St. Louis – One of the BEST American Cities for Business

St. Louis – One of the BEST American Cities for Business

As the economy struggles to gain traction, American cities also are hard at work to keep current businesses as well as bring in new ones. According to a report by consulting firm KPMG, some cities are better positioned to attract the headquarters, factories and office space of America’s businesses. 24/7…

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