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Millions waiting for right time to buy a home

Real Estate Weekly

Oct. 7, 2011, 1:21 p.m. EDT
Up to two million people are planning to jump into the housing market — when the time is right, according to a report released this week.

Nineteen percent of homeowners and 29% of renters are considering the purchase of a home within the next two years, according to the Hanley Wood “Housing 360 Survey,” which polled more than 3,000 people. Hanley Wood is a business-to-business media company focused on construction and design.

“We thought people would be soured after watching home values fall but instead we found the typical American still places high value on homeownership,” said Frank Anton, chief executive of Hanley Wood, in a news release. “We found this holds across all demographic groups and across the country, even in hard-hit places like Nevada and Arizona where there have been 50% or more declines in value. The increase in the rise of rental rates in many markets is one factor driving people to consider buying.”

But homeowners feel no urgency to buy a new home, especially given the turmoil in the markets, and are staying put for the time being, according to the report. Meanwhile, renters aren’t in a hurry because they face the hurdles of qualifying for a mortgage and worry about the economy and their jobs.

Read more real-estate news in this week’s pages, including the latest on mortgage rates and why right now might be the best time ever to buy a home.

While many Americans are hesitant to buy a home now, it’s not because they don’t think it’s a good time to do so. Seventy-two percent of homeowners and 59% of renters who participated in the Hanley Wood survey said that it’s a “good” or “very good” time to buy right now.

— Amy Hoak , Real Estate writer

Housing Prices Fell in March for Eighth Straight Month

DAVID STREITFELD, On Tuesday May 31, 2011, 9:46 am EDT

Housing prices fell in March to their lowest point since the downturn began, erasing the last little bit of recovery from the depths achieved two years ago, according to data released Tuesday.

The Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index for 20 large cities fell 0.8 percent from February, the eighth drop in a row. Prices are now down 33.1 percent from July 2006 peak.

“Home prices continue on their downward spiral with no relief in sight,” said David M. Blitzer, chairman of the S.& P. index committee.

Full article found at: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Housing-Prices-Fell-in-March-nytimes-1922516860.html

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‘Play first’ lunch gaining ground in Pleasanton school district

By Rebecca F. Johnson
Contra Costa Times Correspondent

Posted: 05/24/2011 12:00:00 AM PDT


PLEASANTON — Fewer sandwiches tossed half-eaten into garbage cans. Fewer squabbles on the playground. More calm afternoons in the classrooms.

These outcomes, some Pleasanton Unified School District leaders say, are the results of a lunchtime recess redesign: letting students play first and eat later.

Complete article found at: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_18100238?IADID=Search-www.mercurynews.com-www.mercurynews.com

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