Beaulieu Realty
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MLS data from CoreLogic shows July trend continuing into August By Inman News, Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Inman News® Housing trend image via Shutterstock.Housing trend image via Shutterstock. Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct that the CoreLogic Pending HPI is based on multiple listing service data. The Core Logic HPI, which is a repeat sales index, is not. National home prices were up 3.8 percent from a year ago in July, the biggest annual increase since August 2006, according to data aggregator CoreLogic's home price index. Home prices were down from a year ago in 23 of the 100 largest markets tracked by CoreLogic HPI, a repeat sales index. That's four fewer markets than experienced annual price declines in June. And while the index showed national home prices are still off 27.2 percent from their April 2006 peak, the CoreLogic Pending HPI -- which is based on multiple listing service data -- predicts home prices will post month-over-month appreciation of 1.3 percent in August, as they did in July. An increase like that in August would amount to 6 percent year-over-year growth. The pace of price appreciation is moderating as markets transition to the off-season for homebuying, CoreLogic noted. But CoreLogic Chief Economist Mark Fleming predicted prices will post gains for the full year. The five states with the highest annual price appreciation were Arizona (16.6 percent), Idaho (10 percent), Utah (9.3 percent), South Dakota (8.3 percent) and Colorado (7.3 percent). Home prices in Arizona were still 42.8 percent below their 2006 peak. Only Nevada (-56 percent) and Florida (-44.2 percent) have fallen further. Other states with the largest peak-to-current price drops included California (-38 percent) and Michigan (-37.4 percent). "It's been six years since the housing market last experienced the gains that we saw in July, with indications the summer will finish up on a strong note," said Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of CoreLogic, in a statement. "Although we expect some slowing in price gains over the balance of 2012, we are clearly seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel." Single-family annual price gains, July 2012 Market Year-over-year change, including distressed Year-over-year change, excluding distressed Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Ariz. 19.9% 14.9% Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas 5.4% 5.9% Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. 4.4% 4.5% Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas 3.8% 7.2% New York-White Plains-Wayne, N.Y.-N.J. 3.4% 3.1% Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, Calif. 2.6% 4.8% Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif. 2.5% 4.3% Philadelphia, Pa. 1.8% 2.6% Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga. -0.3% 3.6% Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, Ill. -1.5% 1.9% Source: CoreLogic The latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, which include data through June, show national home prices up 1.2 percent from a year ago during the second quarter. All of the markets in the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite posted annual gains for the second month in a row, and all but two -- Charlotte and Dallas -- posted better annual returns in June compared to May.

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Beaulieu Realty sold both my houses quickly and made the transaction go smoothly. As a very satisfied customer, I highly recommend Beaulieu Realty to anyone looking to sell or buy a house. The experiences I had with Beaulieu Realty will alway be memorable. If I had to go back to purchasing or selling a house I would not hesitate to get the Best Realtor, which I believe is Kathleen Beaulieu. Putting the customer first and understanding their needs is what she does best. In my experience, I give Beaulieu Realty 5 stars for Experience - Dependability - Honesty - Loyalty - and Friendliness. Sincerely, A very satisfied customer


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"Kathleen is a very driven professional with great attention to detail. She is known for her go getter personality. She has a brilliant business mind and a proven track record in Real Estate. She is a million dollar producer and has had great success in all her Real Estate dealings. I have had the pleasure of working with her directly and indirectly and found her to be a great asset to have on your team. If you want a job done right and thoroughly, Kathy is your go to person."


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“It is always a pleasure to work with a Realtor that not only knows her business but is attentive to details and always responds to emails and phone calls promptly. Her listings are always priced correctly and she is an easy Broker to work with.”


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"Kathy Beaulieu at Beaulieu Realty is a professional realtor/broker to do business with, very respectful of your requests and concerns. We have provided our service to dozens of properties as Kathy works very hard to maintian the view of the properties she has for sale/rent."


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