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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Housing market on the mend; read all about it in Bowden's Market Barometer

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        The latest issue of Bowden’s Market Barometer, a copy of which is free to anyone who registers for our own free Golf Home Finder KitTM, makes a compelling case for the housing market’s rebound. Bowden’s closely follows trends in the real estate and golf industries, stitching them together with observations that can be especially helpful to those searching for a golf community home. Readers of Golf Community Reviews and those who register for our exclusive Golf Home Finder KitTM are eligible for a subscription discount from Bowden’s -- $149 compared with the regular rate of $195.

        The August/September issue of the newsletter cites a number of

Texas led all states in the number of new residents per the latest Census figures.  Learn the other six southern states in the top 10 by signing up for a free Bowden's Market Barometer issue at GolfHomesListed.

factors contributing to the housing rebound, such as the 84 improving metro markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders; pending homes sales growth at its highest in two years; inventories down and prices up; construction of new single-family homes up 26% year over year (May figures); banks writing mortgages more freely; and apartment rentals growing, which is encouraging new apartment construction.

        The August/September issue of Bowden’s is chock full of other interesting and informative bits, such as which states rank highest in population growth. (Hint: 7 of the top 10 states for inward migration are in southern states popular with golfers.) The newsletter also includes data on golf rounds played last month compared with last year and year to date (you might be surprised at the results); updates on some of the most popular golfing resorts here and abroad; and announcements of new golf communities under construction. (Yes, they’re back, although not at the rate of pre-recession years).

        All in all, with Bowden’s Market Barometer you’ll receive 30+ pages of in-depth reporting on the real estate and golf club industries. Register today for our free Golf Home Finder Kit, and we will also send you a real estate price forecast report for the market of your choice, courtesy of Local Market Monitor, whose innovative service is another essential tool for professional real estate investors and those simply looking to validate their choice of a location for their new home.

        Sign up today for the Golf Home Finder Kit at GolfHomesListed.com. If you have any questions, please contact Founder & Editor Larry Gavrich.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.

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