Diane Williams honored
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA - Diane Williams, a sales associate in the Blue Bell office of Weichert, Realtors, was recently
named part of Weichert's Top 300 in Associate Earnings, placing her in the top 10 in the region and
194 company-wide out of nearly 18,000 associates.
From Gloom to Bloom
March 2013 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook
March 20, Marketwire - Freddie Mac released today its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for March showing that as we head
into the spring homebuying season, continued low mortgage rates, increasing house prices, and gradually improving consumer confidence will help support
increased home sales.
Survey shows most desired home features
March 18, INMAN NEWS - Of all the compromises homebuyers are willing to make when it comes to features,
the two features they seem either least willing to give up or most able to find are central air conditioning and cable-,
satellite TV-, or Internet readiness, according to report from the National Association of Realtors.
Why higher mortgage rates will help the housing market
March 18, CNNMoney - Mortgage interest rates have been rising on signs that the U.S. economy is improving. Last week, the 30-year
fixed rate reached the highest level in more than six months, climbing to an average of 3.63%, compared with 3.52% the previous week and 3.92% a year
earlier. The current rate is the highest it's been since the week of Aug. 23 when the 30-year fixed rate averaged 3.63%, according to Freddie Mac.
Home prices finally returning to normal
March 5, CNNMoney - The latest forecast from Fiserv (FISV) Case-Shiller predicts home prices will increase by an average of 3.3% annually
over the five years ending September, 2017.
"2012 was the first year since 1997 that the housing market has resembled something [close to] normal," said David Stiff, Fiserv's chief economist. "For the
past 15 years, home price changes and sales volumes have either been boosted by a bubble mentality or crushed by crash psychology."
Strategies for the Spring Housing Scrum
Feb 28, Bloomberg - It all seems so quaint now: the casual walk-throughs, the drives to check out the neighborhood,
the luxury of sleeping on the largest financial decision you'll likely ever make. Trying to buy a home now feels more like being thrust
into the trading pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange -- the frenzied bidding, the need for lightning-fast decisions, the packs of
"Succeeding by Design" seminar panel
Jim Weichert presenting Diane with the Regional
Award at the Kimmel Center for top sales.
Left to Right: Fred Sherman, Alan Greenspan,
Diane Williams, Anthony Santomero
Diane (fourth from the right) at The Closing Bell of
the New York Stock Exchange.