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Home sales increase in the South

Home sales in the South rose nearly 8 percent in February, as federal tax credits and bargain prices enticed buyers. Last month, 113,000 homes were sold in the region, but the median sales price dipped 4 percent from a year ago to $139,600, the National Association of Realtors said yesterday. Sellers cut asking prices to compete with low-priced foreclosures that ...

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Existing home sales fall — again

WASHINGTON — Sales of existing homes fell for a third straight month in February, pushing sales down to the lowest level since last July. There is concern that the fragile housing rebound could falter, making it harder for the overall economy to recover. The National Association of Realtors said that sales of previously occupied homes dropped 0.6 percent in February ...

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America cannot afford more deficit

A famous quote that is often attributed to the late Congressional Rep. Everett Dirksen goes like this:  “A billion here, a billion there.  Pretty soon it runs into real money.” Appearing on a recent edition of “Meet the Press,” financial mavens Alan Greenspan and Hank Paulson discussed the economic health and well-being of the nation, and they agreed on a ...

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Q&A: Karen Godfrey — Godfrey and Ivy Realty

Housing market not as bad as thought Housing market never suffered the hit that the rest of the nation suffered during the recession A Clinton resident since 1968, Karen Godfrey is a real estate broker/agent who partnered with fellow brokers, Danny and Debbie Ivy, to form Godfrey & Ivy Realty, Inc. in March 2005.  She recently sat down with the ...

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Housing market looks good

As you might have read on the front page of our paper this week, the economy is still in the tank, and there are many who believe it will continue to get worse before it gets better. Having said that, there are some numbers that are in direct contradiction with rising unemployment and a national housing market that is still ...

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