Housing Prices Rise Again

Palm Beach County home prices up 16 percent in August

‘That’s all that people needed.” Investors helped resuscitate the housing market following the six-year bust. The strong demand has turbocharged home values for more than a year, but industry followers say the price spikes are unsustainable. Lewis Goodkin, a South Florida housing consultant, said prices will even out once investors scatter, giving more opportunities to traditional buyers. “To me, that’s the sign property management baltimore of a healthy housing market,” he said. The competition for homes has frustrated buyers, forcing some to extend their searches for weeks or months and depleting the supply of properties.
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Housing is back – and so is Home Depot

LEA07 frank blake

We’ve been more oriented in the past to in-stock and mass-merchandising. For years the conventional wisdom held that America had all the Home Depot stores it could handle, and for years the company added more stores anyway. You don’t do that anymore. Is the conventional wisdom finally correct? We’ve pretty much built all the Home Depots we need to build. There will always be a few.
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