Friday, August 29th, 2014
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The fresh-cut lawn, white picket fence, and little ones running around may sound like a dream—but first, you’ll need to know which suburbs are the best for education.

Natalie Grigson

Today at the Movoto Real Estate Blog, we’re speaking to the moms and dads out there who live in the suburbs and are just looking for the best places to educate their kids—no admittance board required.

Out of all of the places we looked at, Newton, MA came out on top. But it certainly wasn’t the only one to earn top marks. Here are the 10 best suburbs for education in America:

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Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Recent data would suggest that inflation is mostly under control, which hopefully indicates that the Federal Reserve will have enough room to comfortably maintain its accommodative monetary policy stance. So rather than losing momentum, the housing market has found even sturdier ground upon which it can sustain itself. With  economic strength and increased consumer confidence, expectations of more inventory and more sales is not out of line.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 16:

• New Listings increased 3.3% to 1,697
• Pending Sales decreased 6.6% to 1,081
• Inventory increased 9.7% to 18,648

For the month of July:

• Median Sales Price increased 3.4% to $215,000
• Days on Market decreased 5.6% to 68
• Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7% to 96.8%
• Months Supply of Inventory increased 15.8% to 4.4


Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
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On a national level, home prices have dipped slightly. Instead of freaking out about this on 24-hour cable news channels, analysts are happy to see more sustainable trends settling into the U.S. housing market. With slower, healthier price growth, homeowners will have the opportunity to steadily build equity while buyers won’t be priced out of the market. Price normalization is not a negative trend, but rather a sign of stabilization and market athleticism.

In the Twin Cities region, for the week ending August 9:

• New Listings increased 8.7% to 1,794
• Pending Sales decreased 1.3% to 1,157
• Inventory increased 9.6% to 18,494

For the month of July:

• Median Sales Price increased 3.4% to $215,000
• Days on Market decreased 5.6% to 68
• Percent of Original List Price Received decreased 0.7% to 96.8%
• Months Supply of Inventory increased 15.8% to 4.4


Monday, August 18th, 2014
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JIM BUCHTA , Star Tribune 

Closings are down, and listings are up, yet the median price also rose in July to $215,000.

The recovery of the Twin Cities housing market has reached a moment that appears to defy the basic principles of supply and demand.

Sellers well outpaced buyers, suggesting prices should fall. Instead, prices are inching their way up to prerecession levels.

Brokers and analysts see the arrival of more sellers as a sign of new health in the slow crawl back from the 2008 collapse.

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