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Edward E. Hodgson Jr.
1110 North Broad Street | Lansdale, PA 19446
Phone: 215-362-2260 | Office Phone: 215-362-2260 | Fax: 267-354-6844
Cell: 215-850-6973 | email: ed@edhodgsonrealtor.com

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Existing-Home Sales Skyrocket Toward 11-Year High

December 20, 2017 5:33 pm

Existing-home sales in November skyrocketed to a spree not seen in more than 10 years, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.81 million, a 5.6 percent increase from October and a 3.8 percent increase from one year prior. Inventory decreased 7.2 percent to 1.67 million, 9.7 percent below one year prior. […]

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Housing Starts Rise in Surprise November

December 19, 2017 5:21 pm

Home-building activity rose in a surprise November, with housing starts up 3.3 percent to a rate of 1,297,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Single-family housing starts increased 5.3 percent to 930,000. Starts for units in buildings with five units or more […]

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FCA Is Spreading Holiday Cheer With Savings

December 19, 2017 5:21 pm

NAR PULSE—The holidays are a little brighter: through the end of the year, stack up the savings when you combine Big Finish incentives with the $500 cash allowance on the purchase or lease of select vehicles. Remember, family members in the same household benefit, too. Learn more about this offer available through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® […]

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Changing Demand for Rentals Strains Supply

December 19, 2017 5:21 pm

Demand for rentals is still strong—but what does it look like today, a decade after the recession? According to America’s Rental Housing Report, recently released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, demand is evolving. In the aftermath of the crash, demand exploded, and a large portion of rentals were single-family homes. […]

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Using Training and Communication to Stay Relevant

December 18, 2017 5:15 pm

In the following interview, Lynsey Engels, president of Mel Foster Co., a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Davenport, Iowa, discusses client relationships, the local market, training and more. Region Served: Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois Years in Real Estate: 16 Number of Offices: 9 residential, 1 commercial, 1 insurance […]

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NAR: Even With Economic Gains, Homebuyers and Sellers Unsure

December 18, 2017 5:15 pm

Even with economic gains and employment growth, homebuyers and sellers are less optimistic about their prospects, according to recently released findings from a survey by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). NAR’s quarterly Housing Opportunities and Market Experience (HOME) report reveals 60 percent of renters believe now is a good time to buy a home, […]

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Tax Reform Vote: Any Last Holdouts?

December 18, 2017 5:15 pm

The Republican party’s self-imposed Christmas deadline for the widely debated tax bill is fast approaching. Last week, Republican lawmakers announced they had the votes necessary to pass the converged Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill. As the process moves forward, details are changing quickly, and, now, a couple of steadfast voters may not cast their […]

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Marijuana’s Impact on Real Estate

December 17, 2017 5:15 pm

While the cultivation, distribution and possession of marijuana remain illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA), nearly all states* allow for the limited medical use of marijuana and eight states (plus the District of Columbia) allow for some recreational use. More than 17 states allow individuals to grow their own marijuana plants for personal […]

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Net Neutrality Rollback Threat to Real Estate Industry

December 17, 2017 5:15 pm

The net neutrality controversy came to a head last week when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed the Obama-era open internet regulations following a meeting on Dec. 14. These protections required broadband internet providers to offer equal web access without added fees for preferential treatment or higher speeds. The net neutrality rollback won in a […]

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Thomas Gallagher: A Real Estate Powerhouse With a Family Feel

December 16, 2017 5:12 am

Thomas Gallagher began in the real estate business in 1986 and two years later partnered with Mike Litzner to open CENTURY 21 American Homes, which will celebrate its 30-year anniversary this coming April. CENTURY 21 American Homes is unique, Gallagher says, in that while it is a larger than average firm, with a footprint that […]

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