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Bill and Rachel Burke

Bill and Rachel Burke
701 W. Market Street  Perkasie  PA 18944
Phone:  215-453-7653
Office:  215-453-7653
Fax:  267-354-6810

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Exceeding Inflation, Home Prices Rising Swiftly

January 31, 2018 5:18 pm

Homes are appreciating at a healthy pace, with November prices up 6.2 percent year-over-year, according to the S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index’s 10-City Composite, which is an average of 10 metros (Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, […]

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Pending Home Sales Edge Up

January 31, 2018 5:18 pm

Pending home sales edged up in December, 0.5 percent in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI). The PHSI posted 110.1 in December, up from 109.6 in November. The Index is based on contract signings. Two of the four major regions in the U.S. saw increases in the PHSI in December, […]

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Homeownership Rate Makes Marginal Progress

January 30, 2018 5:12 pm

2017 closed with the homeownership rate improving, but at a slight standstill: 64.2 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Quarterly Housing Vacancies and Homeownership Report. The figure is marginal progress from the third quarter of the year, when the rate registered 63.9 percent. The rate was 63.7 percent at the end of 2016. One […]

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Creating Personalized Service to Attract Loyal Clients

January 30, 2018 5:12 pm

In the following interview, Jennifer Shemwell, president of Phyllis Browning Company, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in San Antonio, Texas, discusses the brokerage’s competitive differentiation, culture and more. Region Served: San Antonio, Texas Years in Real Estate: 24 Number of Offices: 6 Number of Agents: 200 Favorite Part of […]

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The Truth About Technology and the Role of a Real Estate Agent

January 30, 2018 5:12 pm

NAR PULSE—In the last 15 years, the “golden age of consumerism” has ushered in unprecedented access to real estate data, yet the perceived value of working with a REALTOR® has skyrocketed. Why and how? Find out here! 2018 NAR Member Orientation Video and Materials Available Online NAR’s 2018 New Member Orientation Materials are now available […]

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Regional Spotlight: Expect Growth in Employment, Population in Florida

January 29, 2018 5:12 pm

Florida’s economy grew in 2017, and that positive momentum should continue in 2018, according to economists and business data experts who spoke to a crowd of about 500 REALTORS® at the recent 2018 Florida Real Estate Trends event, held during the Florida Realtors® Mid-Winter Business Meetings. “For 2018, from a business point of view, Florida’s economy benefits from a growing […]

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Hot in Housing: The Bay Area Rules

January 29, 2018 5:12 pm

The Bay Area—chiefly San Francisco, San Jose and Vallejo—is on a hot streak, with no pointers to a slowdown this year, according to data newly released from realtor.com®. In January, homes in the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metropolitan area lasted a median 39 days on-market; in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa-Clara metro, a median 33 days; and in the […]

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Housing Is Recouping Value Unevenly: Report

January 28, 2018 1:09 pm

With the downturn long past, housing has gained its lost value—$9 trillion, according to a new report by Zillow. How the recovery has shaken out, however, is telling. “A decade after the financial crisis, the scars of the housing bust are still with us,” says Aaron Terrazas, senior economist at Zillow. “The gap between the […]

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Assessing the State of the Housing Union

January 28, 2018 1:09 pm

In 2018, the challenge for the housing industry will be balancing bursting demand with a severe shortage of supply, according to realtor.com®’s State of the Housing Union, released in-step with the U.S. State of the Union this week. As with 2017, first-time buyers will have the hardest time, with little in their price point. “The […]

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FHFA: Home Prices Rose in November

January 27, 2018 1:06 am

Home prices rose 0.4 percent month-over-month in November 2017, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) recently released House Price Index (HPI). The HPI year-over-year—based on prices for homes with Fannie Mae- or Freddie Mac-backed mortgages—was up 6.5 percent. Per the Index, month-over-month home prices changes ranged from -1.1 percent in the East South […]

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